The inspiration for this project was based on my army service as a journey to me. I served the IDF as a medic and took a 3-month course which contained different studies: a first aid course, cpr, body anatomy, iv injections, pharmacology and field dressing which we used to practice all on each other.
Learning the different types of bandages was fascinating to me since we used the same strip of folded cloth wrapped, tied and knotted in multiple ways to create different bandages for different body parts and limbs.
The outfit was inspired by the different field dressing techniques and therefore I created a tailored jacket wrapping the body and tied into a large knot. The shirt is “closed” in a modern way both in the back and the shoulders, creating a sophisticated modern look.
In order to create the outfit I used different materials. For the top I used white and a soft-red checkered viscose, for jacket I used wool crêpe with white cotton lining embroidered with black polka dots, and for the pants I pleated synthetic crêpe to create the same “fold marks” of the cloth used as bandage after usage.