15.09.2017 | Interview with MESHIT about Post-Couture Vienna Collection

 
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THE POST-COUTURE COLLECTIVE x MESHIT

For the occasion of the Vienna Biennale 2017, The Post-Couture Collective and MESHIT have joined forces to co-create a Post-Couture collection of on-demand garments. 

In this interview we ask Ida and Lena a few questions about the collection and the vision behind their work.


Q: What made you want to become designers / do you have a design philosophy?
A:  We wanted to create fashion that is affordable, easy to wear but not ordinary and fair produced. Those were actually the main reasons why we started Meshit.

Pieces from Meshit's SS17 collection.

Pieces from Meshit's SS17 collection.

Q: How / where do you normally produce the clothing you design for your line?
A: All our products are made in Europe. The majority of our clothes are produced in Budapest in a small production place that we are working together with since already 7 years now. Our knitwear is made in Vienna, underwear in Croatia and leather accessories in Slovakia.

Q: What was it like developing these two new designs with The Post-Couture Collective?
A: It was a totally new way of creating and producing a design. We were working with a lasercutter for the first time which was really interesting to learn. It was a great experience and we especially like the idea of producing on-demand with the possibility to easily respond to customers wishes. 

Q: Which materials did you chose for the Post-Couture Vienna pieces?
A: We chose 100% wool fabrics that are related to traditional Austrian fabrics. Like for example ”Loden” which is used for “Trachten” - traditional Austrian clothing.

Custom pockets for the Post-Couture Vienna collection.

Custom pockets for the Post-Couture Vienna collection.

Q: How do you feel about open-source & the possibility of customers changing your designs before they produce these garments?
A: We are open for suggestions from customers and in this case it is quite easy to adjust some design details like the length of sleeves or the jacket… also we wanted to leave it quite open if people like to have a more playful version of the garment with graphic drawings on the pockets, or totally simple without the drawings or even without pockets.

We don´t see the need for pieces that can be worn in many ways but in this case it´s fun for the customer to have a part in the design by choosing the pockets. We like that idea.

Q: Do you feel the fashion industry will change in the next 10 years?
A: Yes, we definitely feel the fashion industry is changing. We think social media and the fast-photography plays a big role in those changes. 

We just decided recently to stop working with the typical fashion seasons - we are more concentrating on our own shop and webshop and will design more but smaller collections during the year and will launch them right after they are finished. We are just in the beginning of this new concept but we think more and more labels are shifting towards this way of creating collections…


Check out the Post-Couture Vienna collection in our SHOP or DIY page.

www.meshit.at

 

 

04.08.2017 | Post-Couture Vienna LAUNCH POP-UP

THE POST-COUTURE COLLECTIVE x MESHIT

For the occasion of the Vienna Biennale 2017, The Post-Couture Collective and MESHIT have joined forces to co-create a Post-Couture collection of on-demand garments. 

From June 21-25 we worked in the CityFactory exhibit at MAK where we co-created a new 'Post-Couture Vienna' collection and allowed visitors insight in the digital design process. 

The Post-Couture Vienna collection consists of two modular pieces, a jacket and bag, that can be customised with a variety of different pockets designs. We’ll create these garments from two natural wool-felt fabrics during the collection’s launch at our Makershop in September.


LAUNCH POP-UP

At our second Pop-Up Makershop at the Vienna Biennale 2017, the Post-Couture Vienna collection will be launched at Qwstion concept store in Vienna. Here you’ll be able buy the new pieces, and they’ll be created in-store and on-demand, from our limited edition materials. 

From the 15th of September the new designs will also be available as digital downloads on this website.


Pop-Up Makershop: 
15 - 23 September 2017
Tue-Fri 11-19:00, Sat 11-18:00
QWSTION, Zieglergasse 38, Vienna
www.qwstion.com

 
photo by: Stefanie Moshammer

photo by: Stefanie Moshammer

 

04.08.2017 | Post-Couture Vienna PRESALE

THE POST-COUTURE COLLECTIVE x MESHIT

For the occasion of the Vienna Biennale 2017, The Post-Couture Collective and MESHIT have joined forces to co-create a Post-Couture collection of on-demand garments. 

From June 21-25 we worked in the CityFactory exhibit at MAK where we co-created a new 'Post-Couture Vienna' collection and allowed visitors insight in the digital design process. 

The Post-Couture Vienna collection consists of two modular pieces, a jacket and bag, that can be customised with a variety of different pockets designs. We’ll create these garments from two natural wool-felt fabrics during the collection’s launch at our Makershop in September. To be sure of your Post-Couture Vienna piece, order your design in the presale and then visit Qwstion to see your garment produced on the spot!


PRESALE

During the 10-day Post-Couture Vienna Presale, you’ll be able to buy the new Post-Couture Vienna collection by MESHIT in pre-sale at a 20% discount. When you purchase one of the pieces at www.postcouture.cc we’ll contact you about a production time-slot during our Pop-Up in September, so you can be present when we lasercut your garment. 

The garments can be viewed and tried on during the presale period at the MESHIT store: Westbahnstraße 25, Vienna.

If you won’t be around for production, but still want to make use of the Presale discount, order your garment online, and we’ll ship you the finished garment on or before the 25th of September. 


Presale: 18 - 27 August 2017
Keep an eye out on our Facebook page or this website for details.

 

 
photo by: Stefanie Moshammer

photo by: Stefanie Moshammer

 

16.06.2017 | Come see Post-Couture Vienna in development!

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THE POST-COUTURE COLLECTIVE x MESHIT

For the occasion of the 2017 Vienna Biennale The Post-Couture Collective and Meshit are joining forces to co-create a Post-Couture collection of on-demand garments. 

From June 21-25 '17 we will be working in the CityFactory exhibit at MAK where you can see and join the digital design process in the making. 

At our second Pop-Up presentation from September 15-23 '17, the Post-Couture Vienna collection is launched. At the Qwstion concept store in Vienna city centre this new collection will be available for sale and created on-demand for all visitors curious to a surprising alternative to today’s fashion system.

www.meshit.at

-> Post-Couture Vienna Biennale Presskit

14.05.2017 | Pop-up at Vienna Biennale 2017

 
 

Makershop


During this year's Vienna Biennale we will open a Makershop in the heart of the city. In this pop-up we will show visitors our view of the future of (fashion) retail. The traditional shop is transformed to a space where our garments are presented in physical and digital form, where they can be customised and created using no other equipment then a lasercutter.

Once you pick your design, your fabric and get your measurements taken, we will customise the design for you, lasercut the pattern pieces, and give you your personal design within half an hour. 

We think the Makershop is a great concept for a more sustainable future. Because items are only made after they are sold, we will never have any left-over stock. The materials we use are already recycled or can be easily recycled due to the production and assembly process.

 

 

image by Coco Plooijer, taken during our Antwerp Pop-up.

 

Vienna Biennale 2017
Robots. Work. Our Future


The Vienna Biennale is the first event of its kind to combine art, design, and architecture. This year's edition is called Robots. Work. Our Future and fits perfectly with the vision that we're working towards with Post-Couture:

“The vision of a digital humanism will be brought close to reality by the Vienna Biennale 2017. Under the motto Robots. Work. Our Future, creative spaces will open up for contemplating meaningful living and working and the sustainable use of robotics and artificial intelligence in the digital age. Contributions from the fields of art, design, and architecture will sketch out the joint potential of robots and human work as an opportunity to bring about humanely motivated positive change.”

Our pop-up and participation in the exhibition at the MAK will be part of the CityFactory - New Work. New Design. concept:

"The research laboratory for new fields of work in the creative industries—the City Factory—is a cooperation project between the Vienna Business Agency with its creative center departure and the MAK, curated by IDRV – Institute of Design Research Vienna. The discovery and visualization of future urban potentialities will be continued in 2017, with the topics of NEW CREATIVE WORK, NEW SOCIAL WORK, and NEW SUSTAINABLE WORK undergoing thorough study this year."
 
 
The location of our pop-up at the MAK.

The location of our pop-up at the MAK.

 

What. When. Where.


You will find us at the MAK from the 20th until the 25th of June.
Our pop-up will be located next to the entrance, in the old bookstore. 

Opening hours are from 12:00 - 18:00 daily.

There will be an opening party with drinks on the 20th from 17:00 - 22:00.

 

 
 
 

24.02.2017 | Post-Couture Brazil

 
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Over the past half a year a group of students from the Design Department at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil worked on a project that took the Post-Couture philosophy and technology as a starting point. This semester gave them a chance to discover the possibilities of integrating digital fabrication into fashion design. 

They all took our philosophy to heart and developed ideas that could make the fashion world both more sustainable ánd more personal. Combining the idea of DIY fabrication on lasercutters with local crafts and inspirations, they came up with great concepts that show a direction for the Brazilian (and global) fashion industry of the future.

Last week the 5 groups presented their work over Skype to our founder Martijn van Strien to get feedback and finalise their term. 

Check out the 5 projects below:


Thank you Brandon, Hellen, Priscilla, Carlos, Evian, Luisa, Erika, Priscilla, Karine, Amanda, Julia, Nataly, Ana & Tatiana for your inspiration and great work!
And thanks to Aguinaldo dos Santos (Professor) & Iana Uliana (MSc Candidate) for organising this project!

www.ufpr.br

If you're interested to collaborate with the Post-Couture Collective on inspiring educational or corporate projects, get in touch!

01.11.2016 | Post-Couture Antwerp Launch

 
 

We had a great launch of the new Post-Couture Antwerp collection in Antwerp. After the launch event our Makershop was open for 10 more days to allow people to come back and get their garments customised and lasercut for them on the spot.

Thanks everyone for being part of this launch!


Special thanks to:
Paris Texas Gallery, BRM Lasers, Stadslab2050, Maakbaar, Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat.

 

 
 

20.10.2016 | Discover the POST-COUTURE ANTWERP campaign by Lee Wei Swee.

 
 

Credits
Photography: Lee Wei Swee
Hair & make-up: Cecile Paravina
Models: Simon & Lotte | Rebel Management, Melvin | Housecat
Concept: Lee Wei Swee, Sofie Gaudaen, Sofie Nieuwborg, Emmanuel Ryngaert, Kjell de Meersman


Discover all images below:

For press / publishing requests please contact us at:
collective@postcouture.cc

30.05.2016 | Post-Couture Antwerp

Introducing 5 new Post-Couture designers and a new collection!
 

A few weeks ago research started for a second Post-Couture collection, in collaboration with Antwerp-based lasercutting studio MAAKBAAR and Antwerp's Stadslab2050 (Sustainable City) initiative.


Starting out from the same techniques and material requirements that formed the mphvs ONE | OFF collection, but designed by a new team of Antwerp-based designers.

The designs will once again be downloadable to produce in makerspaces or made-to-order and shipped as construction kits.

The collection is set for a launch in September 2016, and we'll write regular updates on the process on this page and our social media.


Introducing the 5 new
Post-Couture designers: 

 

Kjell de Meersman

Kjell studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and currently interns at A.F. Vandevorst.

Kjell on: INSTAGRAM

image from previous collection by: Lee Wei Swee

Marie-Sophie Beinke

Marie-Sophie graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and was awarded Honest by's first Future Fashion Designer Scholarship in 2014. She currently interns at Walter van Beirendonck.

sketch from previous collection by: Marie-Sophie Beinke

Sofie Gaudaen

Sofie graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 2015.

Sofie on: INSTAGRAM

image from previous collection by: Lee Wei Swee

Emmanuel Ryngaert

Emmanuel is currently working on his final collection at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

Emmanuel on: INSTAGRAM

image from previous collection by: Michael Smits

Sofie Nieuwborg

Sofie is currently working on her 3rd bachelor collection at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

Sofie on: INSTAGRAM

sketch by: Sofie Nieuwborg


Last week 4 of the new designers and Martijn visited the Premiere Vision fabrics fair to find sustainable and laser-cuttable fabrics for the new pieces.  We have found a broad range of new materials that will allow the designers to stay as close to their style as possible, while fitting in with the Post-Couture philosophy.

 

the team at Premiere Vision Paris

 

Discover more about this collection and receive regular updates on our social media accounts:

 

This project is realised with support of: