The project was based on 'movement' and I wanted to create a shape on a garment that would puff up when a person is walking, and drape nicely when she is standing still.
I started with a study of silk on a walking body:
Then paper in the shape of a perfect cube:
then cheap silk in a perfect cube and filled with air:
then paper again:
Finally, using a kite shape that will be sewn together to form a 'parachute':
Finished garment with fan:
Finished garment on a walking body: