…limited edition, trans-seasonal, capsule collections.

DRESS collections are made using high level manufacturing and artisanal dressmaking techniques and according to principles first developed in the CRISIS project Manifesto of make.

CONTACT: info@dress-ltd.com


current: 2 CAPSULE COLLECTIONS

 

...they're basics but SUPER. Classics, cut-up. Comforting, familiar, but a little complicated...SUPER BASICS takes recognisable, everyday garment forms and subverts their codes a little. De and re-constructions of the familiar. Designed to worn by both sexes and modelled on either (or hung on wall, or a washing line, and just admired). Every day items made a little transcendent...

(conceptual) T SHIRTs/ (Adaptable) SHIRTs/ A (broken) LITTLE BLACK DRESS/sweatshirt COMFORTERS…

Each item in the new collections expresses a formal brokenness - has been cut open and re-cohered, or is in parts and re-assembled to be worn - held together to form a garment...interrupted, reinterpreted, re-assembled...is better for having been broken.

 

Remaindered and reclaimed fabrics are regenerated into fashion forward items using traditional artisanal dressmaking methods. Dresses & dress parts celebrating and de-constructing the traditional art of the dressmaker and the age-old sustainable practice of waste not want not…

 

previous capsule collections include…

CRISIS

A trans-seasonal series of made to manifesto capsule collections exploring the themes & redemptive power of CRISIS. 

The CRISIS manifesto

The CRISIS lookbook

Garments:

CAPSULE 01: WHAT'S MY JOB NOW?
Androgynous adapted work and daily functional wear

Capsule 02: SOME SENSE OF STRUCTURE
Experiments with traditional dress forms

 

BLACK

A retrospective/new beginning. The black phase -  first stage of the alchemical process...

Garments:
The Black Dress Museum
Black Wash
New Black Capsule

Words:
A kind of (black) magazine, exploring themes of the Black Phase
An Essay on Black
Why X likes BLACK series (interviews with artists)
Meet Crow...
Modoll biographies

Music/Video:
The vibrational frequency of Black; alchemically themed music & video releases
from The Electra Woods