FASHION: EACH X OTHER S/S 15 ARTIST COLLECTION
With the topic of the four elements, artists worked on the garments for the Spring/summer 15 collection.
Ann Grim takes us beyond the unknown and into the WATER. Her on-going fascination with the shark is at the fore of this collection – pleated silk recalls the animal’s skin and gills while the colour palette. She also questions our own relationship with this creature, with geometric patterns, structural forms and chainmail detailing mirroring the cages we use to contain nature’s greatest predator.
Douglas White’s FIRE based work takes a new silhouette through clothing. The artist’s “destroyed” material sculptures – pieces made of blown-out tyres and charred wood – are born anew, a violent natural force reined in and made wearable. Over-dyed denim pieces and pulled leather fringing next to burnt fabric and a fiery colour palette to mirror the aesthetic of Douglas’s artistic practice, showing us that what one may call destruction is, by another name, pure creation.
Flora and photography in a whimsical exploration of the EARTH around us. Jeremy Kost’s botanical Polaroids are the visual centre of the collection, with his double exposure prints recurring frequently throughout, whether printed on t-shirts or tucked away on inside linings. Layers of transparent and opaque fabrics play with the ideas of transparency, creating his own portrait of the natural world.
Lucy and George took AIR as their element of choice. White, silver and sky blue tones combined with aerated volumes to stage the main celestial theme, while jackets and suits printed with cumulus clouds and flying flags directly recall the effects of a force that forms the very basis of life. This is a collection of ephemeral lightness, that brings us closer to the atmosphere that surrounds us.