SS / ARCHIVE
ARCHIVE - JUNE 2013, SPLIT CITY FASHION, BEST DESIGNER AWARD / OCTOBER 2013, CRO-A-PORTER
The capsule collection ‘Archive’ applies formative principles of Robert Morris’ Antiform (Artforum, 1968) on clothing. Morris proclaims abandoning of rigid rectangular shapes and materials used in production of minimal sculpture and creates arbitrary ‘passing forms’ whose final expressions are left up to gravity and flexibility of the materials used. Every new exposition of the same material will result in another configuration, another sculpture or - in case of this collection - another garment.
Research of these principles gave rise to a kind of ‘anticonstruction’. Garments are constructed from continuous symmetrical pattern parts free of any cuts, stitches, gussets or folds evoking the structure of Morris’ sculptures formed from a continuous strip of felt. Metal zippers are used to connect pattern parts instead of fixed seams enabling divisions and reclosures that lead to new variations or complete transformations of the garment.
Polymorphism transferred from the field of sculpture into the field of design logically resulted in multifunctional objects -' poligarments'.