Sunday, September 13, 2015

Trash-Bag Tribalism "Artificial: From Raw to Recycled" by Dehautt.

Friday night found me at a highly experimental fashion design show that explored re-use, alternative-use and I should also imagine, the idea of upcycling; perhaps best explored conceptually in the Paco Rabanne(ish) bread-bag-clip dress, the dolls heads halter neck top (F-U Barbie), and the coffee sack skirt and coat. I was once accused of wearing a 'burlap sack' while sporting a raw linen shirt (by an American in St Petersburg Russia of all places - the shirt was from Helsinki..), these models really are wearing one! If this show is about making us think about how we use what is around us everywhere, everyday, with an emphasis on the ubiquitous plastic bag; then this project is a huge success. Enjoy the show, I certainly did.
"Created by Sydney brand Dehautt by Sara Nicolette, this collection enables us to reflect on the nature of our consumerist society by using often-overlooked raw materials, and allows us gain some insight into the importance of recycling and working towards preserving for the future."
Plastic bag couture cape, Raw to Recycled by Dehautt - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Paco Rabanne(ish) bread-bag-clip dress. Raw to Recycled by Dehautt - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Men's coat from coffee sacks, clear plastic man dress. Raw to Recycled by Dehautt - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Skirt from Hessian coffee bag, dolls head halter-neck top. Raw to Recycled by Dehautt - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Black weave 'tribal' dress, Raw to Recycled by Dehautt - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Clear plastic menswear, shorts and jackets with coloured balls inserts. Raw to Recycled by Dehautt - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Woman models black plastic bag cape and weave body suit. Raw to Recycled by Dehautt - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Plastic bag couture cape in motion, Raw to Recycled by Dehautt - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Men's fashion, tribal theme woven garment. Raw to Recycled by Dehautt - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
White wedding or evening dress woven from plastic bags. Raw to Recycled by Dehautt - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
menswear from clear plastic, womans skirt from Hessian coffee bag, Barbie head halter-neck top. Raw to Recycled by Dehautt - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
White hoop skirt. Raw to Recycled by Dehautt - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Portrait of fashion designer Sara Nicolette with model backstage. Raw to Recycled by Dehautt - Photographed by Kent Johnson.

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2 comments:

Mark Sindone said...

I could not imagine real people wearing stuff like this out on the streets of Sydney. This is definitely just a for show set of clothing isn't it?

Kent Johnson said...

Hi Mark, I think the idea is mostly to promote thinking about how we use/abuse the environment and what we can do to reduce our impact. Which has to be a good thing surely. Mind you I can think of a few venues and events in Sydney these outfits would be well at home in! Thanks for the comment. Cheers, Kent.