Accidental Cutting - Sustainable Approaches

The sustainability it´s not the main purpose of Accidental Cutting, but the discovery of non-existent volumes, through abstract, random and accidental cuts and patterns.

However, occasionally, the method contemplates different sustainable approaches understood as efficiency and use of resources, and also considering the minimum effort to achieve the maximum result, from the point of view of the designer and the user.

1- Repetition of volumetric constructive detail. Use of the same, and only one, original volumetric experimental detail in a collection that can be applied to different garments and parts of the body, at different scales and considering different quantities and distributions, both symmetric and asymmetric.

2- Exploitation of the geometric versatility of flat patterns, understood as the ability to join a pattern with itself or with others in different ways by changing the distributions of joining marks on the pattern edge. It is possible to generate very differentiated volumetric solutions, with only one or very few number of patterns. Those patterns can be abstract or not, as in the example below, where patterns of a conventional garment, a coat, were joined in different ways, generating even totally original volumes.

3-Zero Waste design philosophy. It´s possible to prectice Accidental Cutting without wasting fabric, using abstract patterns or other more conventional, or a mixture of both.