a waiting period. registering the feeling of being uncomfortable while the process is being sussed out. translating this feeling into transitional and relaxed garments with soft detailing and separates layering. tonal clothing and spaces mirrored by the emptiness of the mind and intentional identity redaction (shown by our illustrated anonymous faces in the lookbook pictures). Discreetness and shyness from the public gaze. modesty.
A reflection of our current mood. lay in the badness - being unconcerned with perfection, understanding and coping with procrastination and using it as a motivator. Negative "space" in terms of design and as an emotional space. Filling in those spaces with opposites and postivies. (cross knot dress / exo sweat pictured). Garments that create a cleanliness and simplicity in function carried out by sophisticated draping and pattern making techniques that camouflage the physical coplexity of the garment. Draped garments producing an ease and subtle personality that is quiet and special.
Fresh curiosty. Playing with proportion and silhouette creating unique drapes and details. Geometric pattern making, sewing rectangles to circles, 90 degree angles to 180 degree angles. Controlling drape by limiting the space it can fill. Pops of neon, cat and seal prints, mixed with modal poplins and crinkle cottons. A feeling of sophistication coupled with playfulness embodied this season creating unexpected layerying and styling options. (cut away top / crossing gauard tee / falling skirt - pictured)
we were focusing on the idea of "otherness". being an outcast. playing with the idea of dissidence in a subtle way. "be nobody's darling" by alice walker has been a solid inspiration for us in the past few months and really embodies the feeling of this collection.
a combination of domestic and sport. use of special fabrics to emphasize silhouette and drape (trench coat pictured). layering light weight fabrics to create instresting proportion.
"deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected"
unusual fabric and silhouette mixing, creating patterns that "fight" with each other to create interesting drape and proportion. updating classical details with "house" twists (trench coat pictured).
using unusual fabrics for usual garments. sidelines, not being the center of attention, but at the event. tee shirt magnified 5 times, windbreaker pants (pictured), sport mesh, nylon knit shirting (pictured).
Introduction of a printed tee with mirror writing so the print is only readable for the wearer. Clothing made form tyvek. Experimentation through texture and silhouette. We revisited genderless garments. Extreme comfort translating into style through silhouette (cut out sweat pictured).
a self fulfilling prophecy, clothing inspired by the wearer itself.
word play (tuck skirt pictured), sweatSHIRT!, teeSHIRT!, hunchback. Creating clothing based on the "true meaning" of words. long (maybe too long) sleeve. double dress. We were thinking about propagation, how one plant can become a copy from itself, but not be identical. -- Using the same pattern manipualtions to create different garments. --
Here nor there, up nor down, young yet old, modern but classic, reality but fantasy
cliché yet new
Yesterday was, now is. Trendless, referenceless, purely ideological.
Focused on our identity (is it us?) and developed our customer. Developping our idea of “classics". creating pattern making concepts that evolve from one style to the next.
Debut collection focused on multifunctional, gender-neutral clothing. Presented at Cue Art Foundation, the concept of "House" was introduced. Inspirationless, austere comfort, functionality, sustainability.