For the contour bustier I was inspired by the movement of breasts: they do not move up and down, but in a butterfly shape. That’s why most support is needed at the side of the breasts. My methods of programming garments on a 3D body scan, resulted in this particular design with lines that are scripted onto the body. No cup will be the same, even left and right for the same person are different as no one is 100% symmetrical. In this way, not only the fit of a garment becomes personal, the aesthetics will be personal too.
The Contour Bustier has been featured in Dutch TV programme Voor de Vorm, which was partially funded by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie. In the episode ‘De BH’, the process of creating the Contour Bustier for presenter and designer Christien Meindertsma is captured. Scroll down to see the video with the episode.