reclamation of the feminine body
Boned is a reclamation of femininity in an environment where it is often sexualized and commodified.
Sexual not sexy,
Provocative but not pretentious,
Quality but not luxury,
Alien but approachable.
Reclamation of femininity in an environment where it is heavily commodified and corrupted.
Boned is a three-look collection which celebrates femininity and the body while not sexualizing it. An important aspect of Boned is that is created by somebody like me – a feminine person who is not looking at the female body as an object to be dressed and displayed, but as a vessel inhabited that can choose to actively wear and exist in a garment.
All the pieces are form-fitting however they are not necessarily sexy, and the multi-size aspect of the corsets mean many types of bodies can access and be celebrated in the looks. While corsets are often seen as restricting, anti-feminist pieces, the collection intends to subvert these stereotypes.
The silk corsets are all hand-dyed, screen-printed, beaded and hand-finished.