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> About the project
Scissors, Calculator, and a Beige Coat is the graduate project of Helena Dong from Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) at RMIT University.
As a capsule collection, a performance piece and an interactive narrative, this project is underlined with themes of independence and resourcefulness, which have been based on a series of events and personal reflections from Helena's childhood, following her migration to Australia in 2007.
The aim of Scissors, Calculator, and a Beige Coat is to amplify the degree of contemplative engagement between the viewer, the designer, the performer, and the garment within the context of a fashion presentation.
Although largely predetermined, the narrative of this project serves as a collaborative exchange that encourages the audience to consider the aesthetic outcomes that derive from their intuition.
(2018 - ongoing)
> Game instructions
This is an interactive narrative with scenarios that are minimal and empathetic in nature.
Consider this as a choose-your-own-adventure story in which you are the protagonist. Make decisions that feel right to you, and pay attention to the associated images. Your decisions will not only influence the outcome of the story, they will also be reflected in the clothes through specific structural transformations and bodily gestures.
Once you reach a conclusion, you will have the opportunity to view the full sequence of actions and the reconfigured outfit that correspond with your storyline. You may also choose to submit your ending.
There are 62 different plot-lines.