Bode Well: Menswear Meets Antique Textiles

Braddock-Clarke, Sarah ORCID logoORCID: (2020) Bode Well: Menswear Meets Antique Textiles. Selvedge: The Fabric of Your Life, March/April (93). pp. 22-25. ISSN 1742254X

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Bode Well: Menswear meets Antique Textiles discusses the work of New York-based Menswear Fashion Designer, Emily Adams Bode who works sustainably with antique textiles. Actively concerned with ethics and traceability her namesake
American label - Bode comments on heritage and legacy with its use of antique and/or deadstock textiles. By sourcing these textiles a network of exchanges takes place and the fabrics, often stained or damaged and destined for landfill, are recycled to offer new leases of life to continue in a new and unique form. Deadstock textiles that were previously abandoned are fully utilised to create unique items that change perceptions of materials and material culture. Promoted in this article is a behavioural change in consumerism where the ‘quick fix’ is no longer the object of desire but instead the classic and timeless are valued. Since writing the Bode article, Emily Adams Bode has won the first ever Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation (February 2020). A strand of the International Woolmark Company and centred around merino wool, the prize money of 100,000 Australian dollars was in recognition of her talent and forward-thinking approach. For Bode the environmental and social impact are firmly in the designers’ mindset.

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 1742254X
Subjects: Fashion & Textiles > Fashion
Fashion & Textiles > Textiles
Courses by Department: The Fashion & Textiles Institute > Fashion Design
Depositing User: Sarah Braddock-Clarke
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2020 12:56
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:23


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