Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Tomorrow's Society..

Last Friday I got a call from Heidi Finestone, director of Capsule projects, Tomorrow's Society and ex VISI magazine stylist. I was invited to take part in designing a clothing bin for the Johannesburg region of the initiative, alongside furniture designer Jared Odell representing Durban. What Tomorrow's society entails is a sustainable fashion-forward initiative sponsored by Jameson Whiskey and Vida e' Cafe. The projects is all about joining creative forces between fashion, photography and cultural movers and shakers. I suppose that's where I come in.

 The one off designer clothing bins, which I have been allocated Vide e' Cafe in Greenside and Sandton, will allow consumers to bring in their old clothes for fashion designers to turn into a one of a kind garment.

I willingly accepted the challenged, knowing an opportunity like this doesn't come along everyday. The only problem is I'm still a 7-5 working girl, which means Iv been conceptualising like mad and working on a very tight budget when the sun goes down. Needless to say I am really excited about how the project is coming along.. for those who can't wait, here's a sneak peek...

The opening night and press release is on  the 9th of July where the clothing bins will be unveiled. 

Photographer Timothy Wang
Designer Timothy Wang
Model Gareth Jones

"Positive Space Bin Sculpture" 
designed and produced by artist Rodan Kane Hart

 Garment recycling bin
by Thinking for Rock me Again 2010

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