SS2014 | '2000 Leagues Under the Sea ' Fashion range | 'Oyster catcher' Diffusion line
By 2020, Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, plans to run all offshore drilling from robotic underwater cities 6,000 feet below sea-level. Underwater hotels, restaurants and retail parks are no new concept, but what would life be like if they became an everyday reality? If humans migrated undersea, what would they take with them? This theme plays with the concept of part-migration to the underwater depths - a truly amphibious life.
Taking inspiration from the films and design sketches of the 1950’s-60’s, this range reviews old style concepts in a fresh light. Styling takes inspiration from 1930’s - 60’s R-T-W collections and initial deepsea exploration gear. Organic structures, migrationary patterns and futuristic gadgetry all provide additional inspiration. Repetive and irregular structures, textures, movement and colours emulate the underwater world. Textiles evoke “cultured” materials, such as cellulosic leather, sea cell jersey, transparent mesh and innovative knit constructions.