objet trouvé / found object
All found materials incorporated into the objet trouvé collection are hand selected and curated by the design team. The materials we select are often discarded, no longer appreciated, lost in time, void and forgotten. The creative recollection of this past gives birth to the new form and it’s overall meaning.
All scraps from the neckline, sleeves, armholes and cutouts are curated and repurposed for the garment’s pocket treatments and garment embellishments. What was once unwanted becomes wanted.
This is our way of less is more.
◰ objet trouvé 003 — Interactive Garment
It began with a square, 3.75 yards of fabric composed of 2 different leftover fabrics - one medium weight muslin, another white cotton poplin. A numeral system was developed to determine the precise draping and to open up the creative exploration process. Our apron is a multi-faceted interactive garment enabling wearers to customize their fit for their daily needs, featuring multiple neck straps giving the wearer total control over the fit. Each extension or loop provides the wearer with unique draping opportunities from both a functional and aesthetic point of view.
◱ objet trouvé 002 — Apron
We love aprons because aprons represent the working people. Aprons protect people that are working for others. The apron doesn’t indicate gender, age or nationality. It is practicality, while showcasing artisanal skills. We worked with this every day ordinary object to create something extraordinary with sustainability in mind. The material from a second hand suit jacket was taken apart and reconsidered into an apron. Every piece was used in respect to the original. Nothing was altered. We opened every seam and brought new meaning to an unwanted garment. The unwanted becomes wanted.
◲ objet trouvé 001 — Garment Bag
Garment bags protect our garments. We question the relationship between the garment and the garment bag. If the garment bag’s purpose is to protect the garment, why not protect the wearer of the garment as well? 3 ordinary black and white vinyl garment bags were used to create this outerwear concept with zero waste in mind. All remaining scraps were used to create pockets and furnish the design details throughout. The ordinary becomes extraordinary.