Jim Hu is a 1st year Womenswear student and for his Turning Point Project he has created a stunning sculptural piece out of a thin red thread. He promised us a full garment soon, but for now, here is his beautiful work and Jim’s inspiration in his own words and illustrations.
“Our world is composed by fundamental particles, regard them as balls on a pool table, then the motion in between would be understandable and predictable, because it always follows the rule: ”the incident angle equals the reflect angle”.
However, in our real world there’s too many of them, the whole mechanism is too big to observe. So, we rarely notice that there is always a mathematical explanation behind, even how random, uncertain, or wired it appears to be.
Randomness, uncertainty or wiredness never really exists; even our thoughts are composed by electrons; therefore, maybe freewill doesn’t really exist either.
I then found red thread as a suitable material to represent this idea, in my cultural background, people believe there’s an invisible red thread that connects you and your destined one. Visually, red is a colour of being energetic and vital, and thread could be the string of fate, a fundamental element of a garment, or motion in between particles… etc.
Anyway, 3D weaving is my current research outcome of this idea, hope I will be able to make garments with this technique soon.”