Crochet cloak & woven top

This top by Ema-Lea Phillipps is made from woven 'armour' pieces - strips of upholstery fabric with wire sewn in similar to boning. The wire enabled Ema-Lea to create shape and sculpture. It's worn with a crochet cloak, made from cotton drill cut into strips that Ema-Lea overlocked together to create a 'yarn'. She describes it as "free form crochet that was very much a feeling-led practise". 


Copyright: Image © Ema-Lea Phillipps
Designer: Ema-Lea Phillipps
Manufacturing location: Dunedin
Garment type: Claok, top, skirt
Material: Cotton drill (cloak), upholstery fabric (top)
Date: 2019