REDRESSING ACTIVISM - HEADPIECE & SHOES In collaboration with Pr. Rebecca Earley and Emmeline Child
Inspired by the activist organisations and culture, as well as the colours, food and architecture from field research in Hong Kong during January 2014, this outfit was created to highlight the global relationship between waste the actions of the designer, the industry, food production. All exhibits aim to highlight the quantity of garments that are being thrown out each year in a context of a non-existing second-hand clothing market, and proposes waste reduction through demonstrating compelling strategies for upcycling.
Taking kitchenware and ingredients as inspiration, my headpiece looks to the food culture of HK. Hand dyed chopsticks tower upwards, with a netted veil of green, cream and black seeds draping down. The shoes are made from wood, visually similar to traditional footwear of the area, taking the blocky but spacious urban skyline as inspiration and adding extra height to the outfit as a whole. Both the shoes and the headdress are designed and made to be dismantled and recycled, composted or upcycled post-user.