Once I had looked into the idea of extension within different animals, this lead me to look specifically at Alexander McQueen's Plato's Atlantis collection. This collection was done with the idea of the hybridization between women and sea creatures, which I thought worked well within my theme as the body is adapted in order to fit a certain function, under the sea. The pieces mimic the body shape yet extend in certain areas. For example, the 'jellyfish dress' shown above, extends at the waist and on the feet, to create an aquatic aesthetic.
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