Compression • 2007 • Approximate Size: 8' x 24" x 24" (H x W x D)
Materials: Folded second-hand clothing, wood and steel
Description: 800 lbs. of carefully folded, second hand clothing was crisscrossed around a central spine.
Each article of clothing was categorized by relative value. The darkest clothing was placed at the bottom of the stack, while the lightest clothing was placed at the top.
No Pattern ‘Kali’ Jacket, 2010
Designer: Padmaja Krishnan
Materials: ‘kosa’-wild silks from of central India
Photo credits: Koushik Sarkar
Artisanal sandals jacket
Maison Martin Margiela SS06
ZERØ Waste: Fashion Re-Patterned
Curated by Arti Sandhu
Opening reception and curator's gallery talk: March 3rd, 5 - 8 pm
Timo Rissanen lecture: March 9th, 5:30 pm, 623 S. Wabash, Room 203
The essence of fashion is change – making it directly opposed to the principles of sustainability and sustainable design processes. This reliance on constant change, in tandem with its never-ending search for seasonal novelty, means that besides being an immensely dynamic cultural phenomenon, fashion is also extremely wasteful. ZERØ Waste attempts to find solutions for dealing with fashion’s waste, as well as challenge fashion systems through their conceptual framework. In doing so, the exhibition examines the intimate connection between fashion and waste and highlights sustainable design practices and fashion products that consider the use and reduction or elimination of waste (pre- and post-consumer) as part of the design process and production of garments.
Contributing designers and artists include A Magazine, Nick Cave, Padmaja Krishnan, Maison Martin Margiela, Holly McQuillan, Derick Melander, Refinity + Berber Soepboer, and Timo Rissanen.
See the installation process of Derick Melander's Drift