WE SHALL NOT WILT
BODYBOUND's Spring/Summer'18 Collection, "We shall not wilt" draws inspiration from protest marches, anti war slogans, and flower power movements. BODYBOUND has created its SS’18 collection around an unlikely symbol of rebellion: the flower.
“We shall not wilt. Let a thousand flowers bloom" - Abbie Hoffman
"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked" - Howl, Alan Ginsburg
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, the Flower Power Revolution. "Flower revolutions" have long been the precursor to the fall of dictators and political transformation. The Carnation Revolution, Rose Revolution, Tulip Revolution, and Jasmine Revolution were all portents of change.
Co-opting utilitarian shapes, overdyed denim, and military pockets, BODYBOUND SS’18 juxtaposes machismo with femininity. Embroidered barbed wire stripes are entwined with daisy chains and intricately embellished flower patches are treated like rock'n'roll emblems.
Military boots are transformed into 70s platforms and peace symbols adorn wide-legged grunge trousers. Objects associated with political action and state violence are subverted with delicate fabrics, elaborate motifs, and ornate textiles.
BODYBOUND’s Autumn/Winter’17 Collection, "Bauhaus" references the Modernist movement of the early 20th Century.
Exploring the unifying design and idealism of the Bauhaus style; straight lines and intense colour create stylised forms on simplified structural pieces, which draw in particular on the works of Josef & Anni Albers.
Utility is combined with craft. The emphasis is on functional textiles-heavy denims are appliqued with lambswool felt, nested in embroidery; knitwear in merino intarsias and striped cotton shirting patchworks create blocks of colour and neutrals.
BODYBOUND’s Spring/Summer’17 Collection, "Brush Stroke" uses iconic mark making in an exaggerated form.
The gesture becomes a recognisable symbol, a parody, with references to the Pop Art movement.
Working with traditional weavers to create our own "Ikat"; through this labour-intensive process we are able to mimic a woven brushstroke pattern.
Sportswear fabrics are heavily embroidered to create an impasto effect, and knitwear is knotted and laced becoming highly textured and tactile.
BODYBOUND’s Autumn/Winter’16 Collection, “Brutalist” refers to a structure prevalent in modernist buildings of the 20th century.
The silhouette is uncompromising, and uses distinctly articulated knitwear, felt, and performance fabrics with embedded crochet, mimicking monolithic structures.
Accessories of laser cut leather, and knitwear in spongy mesh graphically express the façades of brutalist architecture.
WHITE COLLAR WAR
BODYBOUND’s Spring/Summer’16 Collection looks at “City slickers” as the soldiers of global capitalism.
This season BODYBOUND’s signature shapes and technical precision reference military patterns with disruptive pinstripes.
The collection combines traditional striped shirting and Prince of Wales check with appliqué leather camouflage. Metallic gunmetal foil and monochrome pinstripe camouflage prints appear on sporty silhouettes.
Suiting fabrics and muscular shapes describe modern masculinity. Fine cotton voile and fluid jersey transforms these pieces into easy-to-wear, high performance summer garments.
BODYBOUND’s Autumn/Winter’15 Collection challenges the limits of masculine ambition.
It collapses the distinction between bodily athleticism and evolutionary robotics: streamlined silhouettes meet muscle-bound harnesses.
This season, appliquéd calf leather, crotchet fabric and nylons join
BODYBOUND’s signature knitwear designs in colours of the elements: cobalt, magnesium, nickel and neon.
The collection is inspired by extreme bodybuilding, scarification, and sporting prowess.
The focus is on large masculine shapes, combining innovative technical fabrics and treatments.
Outerwear jackets are coated in colours of warm neutrals and hard blacks, with quilted muscles.
Knitwear is anatomically engineered and treated with a cracked coating to emulate skin.
The Collection explores ideas around Physics and the search for Dark Matter; drawing inspiration from vintage space suits and Fritz Lang's "Metropolis".
The fabrics for the outerwear jackets are plasticized in colours of soft neutral and brilliant fluorescent, with vacuum packed geometric shaped embedded into the fabric.
Knitwear is similarly geometric and engineered into optic "iridescent" ripples that appear to change colour with the movement of the body, styled with plasticised space trousers with embroidered pockets.
© BODYBOUND Ltd. 2017