Remake/Remix - Chiodo: The Tunnel

Boyd, P and Sprynskyj, D 2008, Remake/Remix - Chiodo: The Tunnel, (Creative Work : Design/architecture).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Remake/Remix - Chiodo: The Tunnel
Author(s) Boyd, P
Sprynskyj, D
Year 2008
Type of work Design/architecture
Outlet Premier's Design Award- award for commercial fashion & textile design, State of Design,Melbourne, Australia
Dates October 2007
Medium Textiles and other media
Summary  "S!X was approached to open the cultural program of the Melbourne Fashion Festival in 2007. The cultural program standardly comprises a series of exhibitions and art events which fall outside the program of commercial, catwalk fashion parades and the associated series of business seminars. For this event S!X decided to blur the accepted distinction between fashion parade and artistic event by staging a parade of works that were overtly artistic in conception yet retained commercial viability. 'The Tunnel Illuminated', with lighting provided by RMIT University's SIAL, was held in an underground retail space operated by the high-end local menswear designer and retailer Chiodo.

RESEARCH CONTRIBUTION
Although ostensibly a commercial fashion parade, the work, in keeping with S!X's interest in deconstructive practices, sought to explore concepts of authorship, originality and parasitism, and thus undermine some basic principles on which honest design likes to rest. It also tried to push the currently urgent concern for sustainable design and the fad for 'vintage' in a consciously artistic direction. The clothing exhibited was for the most part not originally designed by S!X but was drawn from the older and now outdated collections of Chiodo's own menswear line. The clothing was then recut, dyed or pleated to produce a range of women's clothing, which, while retaining elements of Chiodo's original style, was nevertheless utterly different. The work was then resold through Chiodo's own store, but under S!X's label.
The work won the Premier's Design Award for Commercial Fashion and Textile Design in 2008."
Subject Textile and Fashion Design
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