Added Aug 30, 2011
Just discovered the world of Otto Von Busch and the amazing movement of Fashion Hacktavism. Hackers create, as opposed to ‘crackers’ who destroy things (like computer systems). Likewise, fashion hacktavism concerns creating or re-creating fashion using fashion. A similar term for it is upcycling- that is using an existing garment to create another garment. But Fashion Hacktavism goes much deeper and is also concerned with the social implications of reuse and the reverse of designers telling the consumer what they want.
Two pieces here are his designs for Fashion Hacktavism- the (Marcs) jacket is now a waistcoat, with the sleeves as ties at the back. The pants-of similar good quality Australian made, have been pleated down the outside leg, narrowed, taken in at the waist and given elastic cuffs.
Please see more at
His ‘hacktavism cookbooks’ at http://www.kulturservern.se/wronsov/selfpassage/aw07/disneyland-w.pdf
Interview with Otto Von Busch at http://we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2007/03/interview-with-13.php
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