PatternNation citizen Brianna Klassen has been busy designing dynamic pattern designs in Bangalore India where she is based. She will be working on custom visuals for PatternNation fashion shows and performances. When we asked her about her pattern making practice, fashion and textile art this is what she had to say.
"About a year ago, I had a sudden shift in the way I wanted to express myself as a woman. I wanted to embrace some aspect of femininity that clash with ideas of feminism: skirts, makeup, and practicing craft for the sake of craft. But at the same time, I didn’t feel like conforming to anyone else’s version of style. I wasn’t seeing any stories being told by fashion. So I started designing my own clothes to show the world what type of woman I wanted to be. That lead to critically analyzing the textile I was working with; I wasn’t seeing substance or story telling in the patterns either. Right now, I spend almost every spare moment pushing myself to my cognitive limits building repetitive narratives that use math, geometry and art. My designs go from feminine, to weird, and back again on a delicate tightrope of design conception and manipulation."