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Chrissie Coerman

Department: Man and Identity
Website: chrissiecoerman.com

HUMAN PELT

WHAT
Tufted wearables inspired by animal pelts to impress others and distinguish yourself from the crowd, while also creating a shelter for the human body.

WHY
Pelts are synonymous with protection, warmth and a dramatic appearance. Chrissie Coerman explored how to recreate a similar effect in a human version through tufting — a technique usually only used for interior fabrics like carpets or rugs.

HOW
Through extensive material research, Chrissie was able to create voluminous forms and static silhouettes with the tufted loops. Revealing different yarns, patterns, colours, heights and densities, the pieces create abstract landscapes reminiscent of organic shapes. The eccentric pelts instantly transform the body into an imposing animal being.

QUOTE
Show the animal in you.

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Photographs: Iris Rijskamp