Screen-printed dress with tie belt
The clothes that Steven Park makes are a thoughtful exploration of his ideas. While studying art at Elam, Steven has taught himself the cutting, stitching and garment construction skills necessary to effectively deploy his exploration of ideas through fashion. As a person of Korean heritage growing up in New Zealand, he has experienced first-hand the tendency of people to judge and categorise on the basis of outward appearances. He creates clothes that encourage us to question what we are seeing. This dress, which is made from a single duvet cover, has been screenprinted on the inside so that the externally visible portions only hint at what is inside and are limited to small areas that have seeped through. Read more about the history of home sewing in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Home Sewn.