Leon Emanuel Blanck's Anfractuous Distortion

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Blanck's designs take inspiration from naval architecture with a unique approach to pattern making without the use of paper. The German designer drapes fabrics on moving human bodies before cutting his rich and intriguing materials ranging from washed horse leather to kevlar. At the core of each piece is movement and the movement of the human body dictates every cut of fabric and each seam, affording the wearer the best fit. Opting to produce each piece by hand using a process to complex for traditional factory manufacturing to own, admire and experience Blanck's work is to build a relationship with the creator and his philosophy.

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Natural ScienceJames Tustin