Ophir El-Boher's book Patterning is an instructional guide to creating upcycled couture like the pieces seen in her solo show at Fuller Rosen. Ophir details her process from inception to completion, and gives further insight into clothing archetypes, deconstruction, and sustainable approaches to fashion.
Ophir El-Boher (b. 1987, Negev Desert, Israel, she/her) uses the platform of fashion design to address phenomena of contemporary issues such as natural resource degradation, hyper-consumerism, and gender equity. She produces unique, future-forward fashion items by deconstructing icons of Western attire. Trousers and shirts are unstitched from their original placement, relocated on the body, and finally transformed into new design patterns.