JULIA FALKHORN, IS A MENSWEAR DESIGNER FROM STOCKHOLM SWEDEN. SHE TAKES AN INTEREST IN EXPLORING THE MALE SILHOUETTE AND DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF MALE DRESS. SHE ASPIRE TO COMBINE CRAFTSMANSHIP TOGETHER WITH A YOUNG VIBRANT STREET AND SPORTSWEAR DESIGN. HOWEVER SHE ALSO TAKE A GREAT INTEREST IN CLASSIC MENSWEAR AND ASPIRE TO CREATE A FUSION COMBINING DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF DRESS AND IDENTITY. 

THIS WORK EXPLORES THE ACT OF WEARING IN RELATION TO ATHLEISURE. SPORT CLOTHING IS NO LONGER ONLY A ATHLETIC UNIFORM BUT ALSO A PART OF EVERYDAY ATTIRE. WHEN OBSERVING YOUNG MEN DRESSED IN ATHLEISURE ONE CAN DETECT A CERTAIN WAY OF ACTING OR IN THE WAY THE GARMENT IS WORN. WHAT WE WEAR AFFECTS HOW WE ACT, THINK AND FEEL. CAN THE STUDY OF DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF WEARING LEAD TO NEW EXPRESSIONS AND APPROACHES IN FASHION DESIGN?

THE AIM IS TO MAKE ABSTRACTION TO THE SILHOUETTE OF ATHLEISURE, IN ORDER TO EXPLORE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE WEARER/THE GARMENT AND HOW THIS INTERACTION AFFECTS THE SHAPE OF THE GARMENT. FALKHORN TOOK ON A SIMILAR APPROACH TO SHAPING AS IN THE FIELD OF INTERACTION DESIGN, WHERE STUDYING THE INTENTION OF THE USER IS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE, TO CREATE HER GRADUATE COLLECTION. INTERACTION DESIGN INTRODUCES A SHIFT IN FOCUS, MOVING FROM THE THINGS THEMSELVES TO THE ACTION THAT DEFINE THEM IN USE. THIS INVOLVES REVISITING THE NOTIONS OF FORM AND EXPRESSION TO UNDERSTAND THEM FROM A SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.STUDYING THE ATHLEISURE SILHOUETTE ALSO INVOLVES BREAKING DOWN ITS COMPONENTS, LOOKING AT EACH GARMENTS ROLE WITHIN THE SILHOUETTE AS WELL AS INVESTIGATING COLOUR AND MATERIAL.