ArtEZ’s Collectie Arnhem 2021: DROP THE PIN
‘We challenged ourselves to work with dead-stock garments and textiles. Arnhem based brand HUMANOID gave us the opportunity to do so, as a collaborative partner that has a direct link to the fashion industry. They share their experiences and values with us, as well as providing the dead-stock material that we re-interpreted and developed into garments that take on a whole new life and meaning. Through the fundamental techniques of knotting, folding, and cutting, we have materialized the importance of connection into the openings, closures, and ties of our garments. The silkscreened prints are a visualization of human energy and its flow through the body, while fabric surfaces have been rendered matte and hardened through processes of indigo and curcuma dying, hand waxing with natural beeswax, and quilting. While re-purposing dead-stock items we have deconstructed garments into their 2-dimensional form and reconstructed them into new 3-dimensional items, or conversely, turned 3-dimensional patterns into flat garments that are wearable in multiple ways. What resulted by following the design principles we set for ourselves is an intuitive alteration of archetypal garments in which human connection and interaction is both facilitated and challenged as a code of conduct for the community we have created.’
– Collectie Arnhem 2021
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