The metaphor of the skin in the poyectual process of clothing


  • Andrea Saltzman



Metaphor, Skin, Body, Vitality, Feel, Build sense, Link


This work considers the body from its vitality of interchange with the world (breathing, eating, perceive). The skin emerges as a border of interaction, container and permeable, between a living body and an ever changing world. Instead of understanding the design of the dress, from a fragmented view between the subject and the object (the dress) that involves a classi cation that is already ruled. It is explored from the vitality of interactions (multiple and varied). The metaphor emerges as a design language that enables the designer to approach that which has no form yet. The project process from “the metaphor of the skin”, alludes to a binding metaphor that validates the body, perception and the poetic universe as an experience to dream, to imagine and to project form, materiality, world.


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How to Cite

Saltzman, A. (2016). The metaphor of the skin in the poyectual process of clothing. DAT Journal, 1(2), 42–50.