Gallery 2022 – Nicolle Baloco

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Nuance

In my thesis collection, I explored identity and its relationship to the human body. I displayed this idea by forming abstract shapes with fabric to mimic organs and also molded organza into puffs to represent the body being transformed. These shapes aim to depict a sense of ambiguity in our identity and its nuances.

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The asymmetrical, gathered shapes in this twill organza dress embody abstraction.

The asymmetrical, gathered shapes in this twill organza dress embody abstraction.

In the back view, there are two big bubbles, one from the shoulders to the hip and the other one from the hip to above the ankles.

To me, human anatomy symbolizes identity and truth, which I deeply value in my journey as a designer.

Right side profile view of the two bubbles, but you can also see smaller spherical ones that were placed toward the front side.

Right side profile view

Close-up of the bubble-like gathers

In this section, the body is transformed into new, abstract shapes.

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Nicolle Baloco

Barranquilla, Colombia

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FIT, State University of New York

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