‘The Symposium’ collection is an investigation into one of Plato’s most profound debates, his analysis and celebration of love. In making this collection, I explored this idea of love in its highest from, as connectivity and divine androgyny.
Plato stated that humans once lived as whole beings: “They had two sets of arms. They had two sets of legs. They had two faces peering Out of one giant head”.
I studied a variety of clothing that connects us as humans in a literal sense: a baby sling, a parachute and a pinafore. These garments of connectivity encouraged me to interpret Plato’s thoughts on love and human interaction through the medium of fabric, silhouette and pattern.