Maddison Liang

Materiality

Feel you, feel me not?

My thesis is an attempt to capture the tension of fearing and craving intimacy. Drawn to the tentacles of jellyfish that contextualized the dynamics between human relationships, emphasizing on the push(fear) and pull(desire). The art nouveau decorative cast iron gates, which takes inspiration from jellyfish structure, reimagining the delicate and openness structure as soft protection. With my knitted textiles, the interaction between various yarns materialize the tension within relationships. For silhouette inspiration, I’m specially drawn to lingerie as soft structures and protection for women, expressing intimacy and vulnerability at the same time. The collection creates soft boundaries for the wearer, allowing space to approach and withdraw.
Image: INSPIRATION
Image: Draping textiles on body to create different silohuettes.
Image: KNIT CACULATIONS
Image: FRONT LINE UP
Image: BACK LINE UP
Image: PHOTO BY: MADDISON LIANG
Image: PHOTOGRAPHER: TESS FLAMMIA
MODEL: JULEE RODGERS, ANNA BLUHDORN

Bio

Maddison is a New York based textile artist and designer focusing on womenswear design. Her process relies heavily on textiles development with machine knitting, experimenting combinations of different textiles techniques with knits. Exploring personal topics that closely relate to how she feels and engages with the world, her works aim to bring out empathy and vulnerability. Maddison is a recent graduate in Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design with a focus on materiality and textiles.

INSTAGRAM: @maddison_liang

EMAIL: maddisonliang82@gmail.com