YLLEBRODERI: CLAWS

Wool embroidery on wool felt cut from a luxury label men's coat. Constructed/deconstructed glove form.

If we go back one hundred years, gloves were a necessity. First to indicate and ensure propriety, later to hide perceived imperfections. Inspired by the glove designs of Schiaparelli and Oppenheim, this piece places the supposed inevitability of wrinkly, gnarled, bird-like old-lady claws on the outside for all to see.

The glove is deconstructed, like the myth.