S!X Collection

Boyd, P and Sprynskyj, D 2003, S!X Collection, (Creative Work : Design/architecture).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title S!X Collection
Author(s) Boyd, P
Sprynskyj, D
Year 2003
Type of work Design/architecture
Outlet Australian Fashion Week, ,Sydney, Australia
Dates May 2002
Medium Various media, mainly textiles
Summary  "S!X - Denise Sprynskyj and Peter Boyd - was the first Australian design house, and one of the first design practices outside Belgium, France and Japan, to practise what is called deconstruction, a critical approach to design that seeks to bring into question notions of authorship and originality, the role of gender in design, the process of design, and structural concepts of form, materiality and decoration.
Collections are not a regular and datable series of seasonally-changing market-dictated looks but a slowly evolving selection of garments, more like a travelling exhibition. While each collection introduces something new, older works are often repeated or reworked. Each collection has a handful of found garments, often men's tailored jackets, reworked as women's wear, as well as male clothing such as trousers turned into dresses and skirts. Clothing purchased retail is cut up and remade. Otherwise modest materials such as lining may be used, stitching may be done roughly by hand, hems may be unfinished, odd materials such as plastic and tape may appear. Traditional pleating and finishing techniques such as Japanese shibori are also employed. ""Driven by original ideas, a vast knowledge of traditional techniques and practical application of modern technology, S!X successfully disrupts the design process to create avant-garde, 'recycled' pieces that maintain a strong sense of tailoring and the iconic S!X style. The duo maintains a successful exhibition practice and participates regularly in Sydney and Melbourne fashion festivals"" (Freestyle: http://www.freestyledesign.info/31-s!x.html )

S!X has also shown in Paris, Milan, Stockholm and Tokyo. It has been reviewed in national fashion press and electronic media, was the subject of an episode of ""Fashionista"" on SBS TV (2004) and made the 2007 Bulletin list of 100 Innovators."
Subject Textile and Fashion Design
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