‘7 Polo Shirts' Tag Dress
‘Reconstructed Suit Vest’
‘Ponti di Florence Insert Shirt’
Pre and post-consumer textile waste contributes significantly to the unsustainability of the fashion industry.
'AMASSMENT', my collection, addresses this problem by using discarded, pre-determined forms (dead stock) and upcycling them into objects of design.
As such, the collection explores innovative ways of making sustainable fashion. Menswear archetypes - shirts, suits, polo shirts and jeans – have been transformed into desirable, high-end, womenswear garments.
The techniques developed change the ordinary and utilitarian into the unique, through a process I call ‘amassment’. It draws on the design principle that one single everyday object is banal, whereas an accumulation of objects, in specific and voluminous configurations, a ‘critical mass’, becomes aesthetically compelling.
'AMASSMENT' reflects a critical view of our throwaway society and the wasteful trends in contemporary fashion, that are symptomatic of the industry. It breaks the life cycle of deadstock garments and reinserts them into the commercial environment, by adding value through design.