“Dare to Wear” by Chaewon Kong
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“Dare to Wear”by Chaewon Kong 
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“Dare to Wear”by Chaewon Kong
Photo by Patty van den Elshout


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“Dare to Wear”by Chaewon Kong
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Short Description

Shapewear has molded our perceptions of beauty. ‘Dare to Wear’ transforms these ‘enhancement’ garments into tools for creating nonconformist body shapes. It liberates restrictive elements like boning and padding, offering an alternative approach to body acceptance.

Long Description

Throughout history and into the present day, corsets, girdles, push-up bras and shape wear have shaped our perceptions of beauty. Hidden under layers, body-contouring clothes have long served as tools to conform to conventional notions of beauty. ‘Dare to Wear’ reframes these so-called ‘enhancement’ garments as objects that sculpt the body into nonconformist shapes. Elements once intended to restrict — boning, padding, and constriction — are used as features that empower. Assigning a liberating purpose to oppressive elements in clothing, this collection introduces a new approach to body acceptance. Instead of enhancing specific body parts, it challenges the notion that there is a single ideal body type.