MDes Fashion & Textiles School of Design

Yongxin Jiang



The project is about how the fearful behave and what they need in an intimate relationship.

There are four general types of intimacy: secure, preoccupied, dismissing and fearful. In this project, I have analysed the conflicting behavioural and psychological states of the fearful in social situations according to my own intimacy type (fearful).

Research shows that when people are in uncomfortable social situations, they need a barrier to separate them from their surroundings.

The collection is able to transform into different forms depending on the state of mind: providing an intimate social distance for the fearful, being able to transform into a barrier when they feel afraid. This is a garment designed for people who feel insecure, the key part of the project is to relieve the psychological stress.