Name, first nameMartin, ChloéYear of birth1991UniversityHEADField of Interest / research fieldTextile / Fashion DesignTitle of projectThe body in the process of creation of luxury handbagsAbstractThe fashion accessory is the center of all luxury brands' communication. Also, the bag plays a crucial role in their success and participates to the construction of a social and individual identity. It is a product of image and desire which does not seem to result from a research of comfort and adaptation to the body.
Indeed, as Barbara Trebitsch points out, "the proximity of the accessory with the body and its autonomy from its outline make it one of the few means of expression that comes off the corporeality while refering to precise body models." Although the bag is independant of the body and allows a creativity, it is closely related to the body and could be build according to it.
The bags of the 2014-2015 autumn-winter collection of Maison Martin Margiela are an interesting demonstration : their construction reveals a singular interest in the body through the process of creation. These pieces led me to question the design of luxury handbags in our Western society.
Is the luxury handbag created for the appearance or the body ? When and how does the body appear in the creation process of a luxury handbag?
TutorsLuca Marchetti
The body in the process of creation of luxury handbags