Drawing upon on an obsession with folds, RAGGATT uses the act of folding as both design framework and methodology. The process begins with a fold, using it to determine the drape and silhouette. The action of folding helps to disrupt conventional pattern cutting techniques, replacing it with sculptural and unexpected forms. The folded garments force a re-thinking of traditional construction and a re-working of traditional tailoring methods.
It is an exploration of shifting seams, a shift that sees the cut and drape driven by a central focus on the fold.