"The Vegetarian” is a project inspired by the South Korean novel 'The Vegetarian' written by Han Kang. This novel centres on the vivid self-destruction of a housewife named Yeong-hye. Yeong-hye's decision to stop eating meat after a bloody, nightmarish dream about human cruelty leads to devastating consequences in her personal and familial life. The garment was constructed on a knit machine using nylon cotton and lurex yarn.
Photography by Anastasia Alekseeva
“This was the body of a beautiful young woman, conventionally an object of desire, and yet it was a body from which all desire had been eliminated. But this was nothing so crass as carnal desire, not for her—rather, or so it seemed, what she had renounced was the very life that her body represented.”
― Han Kang, The Vegetarian