Dissociative Identity Disorder

The hem and the front of the jacket has varied pleats.  These pleats represent the many alters/hosts of dissociative identity disorder. A common misconception with DID is that their many personalities are harmful to society, something that is conveyed inaccurately through the media and through film especially. The alters within the body are by far harmful or aggressive, in fact they are the complete opposite, protecting the ‘host’ from remembering the multiple traumatic experiences they endured from an early childhood. The featured pleat at the front of the jacket, wraps around the neckline into a collar, showing us the pure actions the ‘alters’ have to protect the ‘host’.  The complex pattern cutting of the combined pleated lapel to collar balances with the complexity of dissociative identity disorder.

January 30, 2020