Best Foot Forward
Technological advances have accelerated methods of fabrication that have been instrumental in manufacturing the most ubiquitous of objects. "Best Foot Forward" adopts contemporary fabrication techniques in contrast with its historic context to draw attention to this condition. Playfully deconstructing the building's heritage through the iconic McGregor Argyle sock, the design showcases the range of contemporary design tools used in design and production. The synthesis and contrasts among these elements highlight the innovations and shifts at play in Toronto's Garment District that embrace the history and context of design yet continue to step out into a larger spectrum of contemporary creative industries.
The configuration and material palette of the components serve to draw attention to the window gallery as the shadow and lighting conditions continuously change over the course of the day.