Even though Melbourne hasn't quite seen the last of winter, we're super excited to be popping new Spring goodies from our beloved friends ffiXXed on the floor!
It's a collection that really needs to be seen to be believed, filled with high quality 100% cotton fabrics sourced from Japan, Belgium and Italy and gorgeous silks from China. All items are designed and produced in-house at ffiXXed studios at Wutong Mountain, Shenzhen China by the incredible Australian artist/designers Kain Picken and Fiona Lau.
Their 5th collection, Living Structures, refers to the experimental living systems developed by D.I.Y. designer Ken Isaacs through the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Isaac’s ‘Living Structures’ reconfigured domestic space, producing a series of simple forms to support ways of living and working that challenge the interpersonal, cultural, economic and political dimensions of everyday life proposed by dominant culture.
This collection presents a series garments that might occupy contemporary spaces in a similar way; transforming work into leisure, prioritising analysis, creativity and comfort, and disabling functional and stylistic expectations. By utilising a range of surfaces and materials to enhance basic garments, ffiXXed integrate additional function and applications, combining everyday wear with more formal and conceptual elements. Exploring the relationship between spaces, places and the objects and bodies that occupy them, ffiXXed produce situations for new living ideas, and ideas for new living situations.
To see the collection on the catwalk, check out ffiXXed at pret a porter Busan A/W11.
So many amazing, wearable and (luckily!) tran-seasonal pieces from their 5th collection Living Structures are available right now in store and will soon be available online.