Psychadelic leggings. Enter the Psychaleggin. I’ve been attempting to apply some narrative geometry to some worn surfaces for some time. So having spent a few years in a sensible and thankfully fulfilling profession, I’ve decided to take out a loan and get a batch made! I’ve been trawling through old designs, and attempting to compile them into collections. With a limited budget I will be getting these four beauties printed onto leggings (size 8 – 14) in a limited edition run of 50 per design.
Three of these designs are taken from a batch of printed textile designs I produced in 2006, exploring classical Greek mythology through illustrative, abstract and colour based compositions. I’m interested in incorporating myth and story into print design, as well as experiencial and interactive design. By applying myth to be worn, stories are expressed through embodied engagement and classical myths are re worn, worn out and retold. The above designs are inspired by the tales of Poseidon and the Greek god Zeus.
The following design was taken from a 2010 collection, which was produced as part of an Arts Council funded research project into sustainable textile production, that resulted in a new body of work being generated and an exhibition at MOMA Wales.
I am currently in the process of meeting with my manufacturer, and test printing the designs on a cotton jersey lycra fabric. Psychaleggins will be available from the 1st December.