Hand felted spiral zipped dress

Metamorpheous, by Jenni Carlton

A life lived in defence takes a toll on the shell, morphing & adapting to guard its vulnerabilities.

Materials - Hand felted wool & 12 metres of zip

WOW Finalist 2014, South Pacific Section

Design Inspiration

I considered the nature of shells both as a retreat and a defence and wondered what our own shells may look like if you could see them as easily as you could see our clothes. Metamorpheus is an embodiment of this idea representing the stark exterior protecting the soft vulnerability within.

Photo credit –  World of Wearable Art Show