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Fashion (MA)

Hyejin Ha

Hyejin Ha is a South Korean designer currently based in London.

She believes that using handcraft can be help to care emotional and ritually to protect our environment.

She starts with hand-craftmanship that can be powerful voice for our lives.

While she is working ocean debries , as drwaing using thread with ocean .. floating knot with ocean

Wave weaves our lives...

The force that animates the world 

embroidered our lives.

Degree Details

School of DesignFashion (MA)WomenswearRCA2023 at Truman Brewery

Truman Brewery, F Block, Second floor

One day this glass will be broken 

One of the key ideas of my work has been life cycle and upcycling.

I am going to talk about Using craft as a process to remediation the environment.  I am particularly interested in the life cycle such as the process of production from how it is made to what happens to it once it is discarded. 

While I was researching, I stumbled upon a Plastiglomerates article. As soon as I was heavily falling in love with a stone. I like the fact that not only showing plastic pollution as a symbol but also seeing these pieces as symbols of over-consumption and a disregard for the environment I also see them as evidence of the beauty and the power of nature to shape and sculpt our world.

How objects were floated, where they might have come from, and whose was a football. I want to know why these sorts of questions make me wonder. based on animism, I believe that used objects contained the memory of users.

Translating a weaving system in my own language. There are several reasons why I choose hand weaving. weaving is very beautiful and it is allowed me to build my interpretation of my own language. I felt like it is time-consuming and required to speed up the process. Also, I decided to reinterpret the weaving raw materials that can be not harmful to the environment.

I chose the fishing net because the discarded fishing net is the largest proportion of marine trash. I found that a lot of things could be trapped in the fishing net. following that idea, I am going to combine the harmony of natural materials such as wooden sticks and seashells and stone and man-made objects. I'm using materials that are not harmful to the environment. using pick rubbish up from the seaside, and secondhand objects from a charity shop. For example, I used raffia as a natural fiber and I inspired the Irish ritual Silhouette. Their costume is associated with a strong element of luck. 

In terms of location, there are 3 spots that are well known for finding plastic debris, for example, Kent and Cornwall and Wales. I chose Kent is easy to access to pick rubbish up. 

By collecting marine litter, I found that discarded items have wave-worn, and sun-bleached. There are a variety of objects on the shoreline. for instance, football, the fraction of plastic and glass, fishing nets, and buoys that used to be important to someone. Thus, this detail often provides clues to the origins of the plastic and in some cases, the remains of a logo, bar code, or opening instruction will indicate the country of origin.

I am getting to understand myself more and more about my topic and I found that there are plenty of ideas that can be developed when I researched Margate Kent, I learned how I am more flexible think and have to broaden ideas. exploring the beach, I was able to find plastic debris and marine litters that I didn’t expect that way which was interesting.

Therefore, My aim is to feel challenged that a piece of pollution can appeal aesthetically. By using craft skills like Macrame and Crochet through the Experimental test of recycling and re-purpose. I would say that the weaving craft is a pretty challenge for me. By using used fishing gear and natural seashells, faced difficulty making the outfit. I could not figure the silhouette out, as these were raw materials and unique items. 

I feel my work connects to Putting something that has no materialistic value in a fashion context. these stories combine that garments allow us to transform, feel the emotion, and even reminisce. It invites the people to reflect on their own relationship with what they wear and to reconnect with the role they play in the lifecycle of a garment from how it is made to what happens to it once it is discarded. Ultimately, clothes become a medium to communicate real issues faced by our planet and humanity. i believe that the consideration of the emotive and nostalgic power of clothing.

Plastic Pollution
Margate, Kent
Marine litter From Margat Seaside
Margate, Kent
Marine litter From Margat Seaside
Fishing net
Marine litter From Margat Seaside
Using craft to clean remediate
Material: Sliced conch shells, Raffia, recycled organza, handle from fishing net. From Margate seaside
Using craft to clean remediate
Raffia, Macrame skills, and Hand weaving take time approximately 15 days. The pattern means Endless knot.
Using craft to clean remediate
Raffia , Wooden sticks, Fishing net gear Margate seaside
Natural raw materials Sliced conch shells From Margate seaside
Buoy From Margate seaside
Buoy From Margate seaside
a Buoy bag