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Window Display: Hand Work in Fashion

Danielle Martin

handDress in becoming

School of Fashion

Fascinated with handmade work in the field of fashion, Danielle was inspired to create handDress, a window display exhibit that explores the significance of hands through the creative process of a dress. handDress is part of Danielle’s doctoral research and the second instalment in an evolving series between La Vitrine at Atelier Daigneault-Schofield in Montreal and The Catalyst at Ryerson. The window display consists of a dress whose shape and colours refer to a hand. The piece combines five layers of silk organza in an array of skin tones, along with lace woven by Danielle herself. In an innovative and artful approach to research, Danielle explores the process of making, creative drive, and the enduring importance of hand work.