Ines De Peuter investigates the relationship between the self and its context by creating garments that adapt to the concrete jungle.
Moving together with the fast pace of the city and being constantly on the go, personal space becomes scarce.
‘Bodybuildings’ is a movie forecast that inspires streetwear to soften the hardness of the city.
The garments filter the stimuli of the city by using big volumes that increase the border between the body and its environment. Hoods wrap themselves around the head to isolate the noise, while a surface of grids is adopting the language of the cityscape, forming a guard to block the cities aggression.
The World of WearableArt (WOW) Awards Competition is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries each year. Anything that is #wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed.
For three weeks every year, WOW showcases the best of these creations in a spectacular show that takes over New Zealand’s vibrant capital city of Wellington in an explosion of creativity. This year 60,000 people will see the show.
‘Recognition’ is a film featuring First Peoples fashion starring actor Tasia Zalar and model Nathan McQuire, both from Melbourne. ‘Recognition’ is set against Hong Kong’s iconic cityscape and draws parallels between Hong Kong and Melbourne’s urban design culture.
The fashion film by the same name will also premiere in Hong Kong. Philip Boon is the film’s Creative Director and it was shot in Hong Kong by Helen Clemens. Enjoy the teaser!
Recognition is one of a series of exhibitions and events that will showcase the breadth and innovation of #Melbourne fashion design in Hong Kong. Around 90 local fashion designers will feature across the program which spans men’s and women’s wear, accessories, millinery, costume design, and more.
The Melbourne Fashion Showcase runs from 1–9 December 2018 in Hong Kong.
New Zealand underwear company, Thunderpants have launched their latest ‘colour me’ range – underwear and clothing covered in mushrooms of all shapes and varieties. For every pair of the fungi filled Thundies sold throughout April, one dollar will be donated to SAFE, Save Animals From Exploitation, NZ’s leading animal advocacy organisation. Designed to unleash customers creative side these organic fair trade undies can be custom coloured to create a one-off unique pair.
Since 1932 SAFE has been defending animals against cruelty and abuse and making significant improvements to the lives of animals by raising awareness, challenging cruel practices and changing attitudes. SAFE is a non-profit charitable organisation funded by the good will of the community.
The launch of this design also coincides with Thunderpants leap into trading solely online as they cease to wholesale to over 80 retailers throughout NZ and Australia from 1st April 2018. A decision made by the company in order to meet the ever growing demand for these awesome undies, while still remaining ethical and NZ made.