In a market where fast fashion brands rule the show, there’s a movement that it’s the exact opposite: Show Fashion. Curious to learn more?
Zara and the Inditex group dominate the market with low-priced clothes and the base of their business is quick trends and fast production. To try to compete with that and make a difference in the world of fast fashion there’s the Slow Fashion. Slow Fashion makes use of craft techniques, aspires toward a more ethical form of production and it’s made to last longer.
There are influencers and artists who start taking some classes of knitting, for example, and start to design their own clothes.
This type of artistry has gain fans all over and it was a great plan to do during quarantine. Many are using social media platforms to sell their world. Besides, according to New York Times, many of these makers have art practices. Get to know some of these artists that the ArtNews Magazine released.
Sean Lyon, a self-taught New York-based artist, creates a fantasy world of lower warriors where “everything is a Black-Figure”. Lyon’s shirts are for sale via Nguyen Inc and it’s the second collection following their first launch in 2019. For New York Fashion Week in 2020, Lyons partnered with designer Collina Strada to create 11 limited-edition t-shirt where 70% of the profit goes to G.L.I.T.S. – a nonprofit that provides support and care to trans sex workers.
Emma Pryde is a Wisconsin-based jeweler and sculptor that casts emblems of innocent girlhood like a bow, butterflies, and poodles and uses a color palette of pastel pinks, purples, and blues. The art pieces are made from porcelain, plastic, and found objects.
Head out to ArtNews to learn and see more of these artists and about slow fashion.