Inspired by 80s icon Leigh Bowery, who used clothes to manipulate and refigure his body. ’Masked’ is a collection of one-off dresses and accessorises. Each look uses her own method for creating 3D fabric. One fabric is created by weaving cord into a net base which can be manipulated to shape, contour and reform the female body. The second fabric is created by stitching cord together which is then patchwork together and formed to the body. The silhouettes informed by exaggerating bodily forms such as the shoulders and neck. The textiles technique developed from research into primitive body adornments experimenting with cord to replace the colours, patterns and forms in tribal neck rings.