Casualty in Formality

Casualty in Formality presents a body-like form created from layering dress shirts, suit jackets and slacks. The assemblage of clothing carries a volume and mass similar to a human body. It was inspired by an onion diagram seen in a fashion history book of the 7 layers of clothing men wear when fully suited. The clothing becomes the man. It is laid out on the ground with separation between the torso and legs, reminiscent of a dead body that is severed in half. This piece serves as a reminder of what is being sacrificed to keep up appearances.