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ARTICLES OF CLOTHING IS A PROJECT THAT OPERATES ACROSS WOMENSWEAR, UNISEX WEAR, ACCESSORIES, HOMEWARES, WORKWEAR AND COLLABORATIONS.

IN THE EARLY DAYS, IT EVOLVED OUT OF AN ART PROJECT BY ANNIE WU FROM THE TASK OF RECOLLECTING, DOCUMENTING AND CATALOGUING ALL THE CLOTHING COMMISSIONS AND PROJECTS MADE BETWEEN THE YEARS OF 2003 — 2013. THE RESULTS OF THIS CATALOGUING PROCESS WAS EXHIBITED AND BECAME A PLATFORM FOR THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF A GARMENT ARCHIVE. KEEPING THE NAME ARTICLES OF CLOTHING AS THE PROJECT TITLE, MORE CLOTHING PIECES AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS MANIFESTED, EACH OF WHICH WERE DESIGNED, NUMBERED AND ADDED TO THE ARCHIVE.

OVER THE YEARS, THE ARCHIVE HAS GROWN TO OVER 160 PIECES OF CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES. EACH PIECE IS NUMBERED IN THE SEQUENTIAL ORDER THEY ARE DESIGNED AND THAT NUMBER BECOMES THE PRIMARY IDENTIFIER OF THE PIECE. THE ARCHIVE IS ACTIVATED DURING COLLECTION PREPARATION PERIODS WHEN CERTAIN PIECES FROM THE ARCHIVE AS WELL AS NEW PIECES ARE SELECTED AND MADE AVAILABLE AGAIN IN DIFFERENT COLOURS, FABRIC SELECTIONS, OR MINOR ADJUSTMENTS EACH LIMITED-EDITION PRODUCTION CYCLE.

USING THIS DESIGN PROCESS, WE CAN LEARN TO GIVE NEW LIFE TO EXISTING DESIGNS AND IDEAS IN A CYCLICAL MANNER AND PLACE MORE EMPHASIS ON CONTINUAL APPRECIATION OF CLOTHING OWNERSHIP, TIMELESS FUNCTIONALITY, AND BEING RESOURCEFUL IN THOUGHTFUL AND IMAGINATIVE WAYS.

SPECIAL PROJECTS
FROM TIME TO TIME, AOC WILL ENGAGE WITH OTHER MODES OF WORKING SUCH AS COMMISSIONS, COLLABORATIONS, EXHIBITION PIECES OR GUEST DESIGN PIECES, THE RESULTS OF WHICH ALL ENTER THE ARCHIVE AND ARE ALL ALSO NUMBERED, YOU CAN FIND THESE PIECES BY CLICKING ON THE NUMBERS IN ARCHIVE LINK WITH A GREY DOT.
MANUFACTURING
ALL OUR GARMENTS AND ACCESSORIES ARE PRODUCED IN LIMITED QUANTITIES EITHER IN-HOUSE OR BY MAKERS IN MELBOURNE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO OUR STUDIO.
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ONLY PIECES LISTED ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE, WE WELCOME ENQUIRIES REGARDING OTHER PIECES FROM THE ARCHIVE, WE ALSO WELCOME STUDIO VISITS FOR TRYING ON ITEMS OR PICK UP OF ITEMS ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, LOCATION BRUNSWICK.
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EXCHANGE OR REFUND IS POSSIBLE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF RECEIVING YOUR ITEM IF NOT WORN AND NOT DAMAGED.
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Articles of Clothing

N°134
SMOCK

THE SMOCK IS VERSATILE PROTECTIVE WEAR FOR ALL KINDS OF MESSY CREATIVE PRACTICES AS WELL AS PAINTING, OR OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT REQUIRE SLEEVE AND FRONTAL BODY PROTECTION. THE BACK OF THE GARMENT IS FULLY EXPOSED, AND THE TWO SEMI FLOATING SHOULDER PIECES ARE CONNECTED BY A STRIP OF EXPOSED ELASTIC, MAKING THIS AN INTERESTING PIECE FOR STYLING WITH EVERYDAY GARMENTS BEYOND WORKWEAR AS WELL. THERE IS A SQUARE POCKET TO THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE FRONT PIECE, THE SMOCK WORKS PARTICULARLY WELL WITH 135 TOOLBELT OR 137 BELT POCKET (AS PICTURED BELOW).

LENGTH FROM SHOULDER 100CM
WIDTH 52CM
S ARM HOLE (FLAT) 25CM

100% COTTON DRILL

MADE IN OUR STUDIO IN BRUNSWICK

CONTEXT

ARTICLE NO. 134 - SMOCK FOR HIGH RISK DRESSING CRITICAL FASHION AT RMIT DESIGN HUB

ARTICLE NO. 132, 133, 134 AND 135 WERE A SET OF UNIFORMS MADE AS A RESPONSE TO THE FDC (THE FASHION DESIGN COUNCIL) OF MELBOURNE, WHO WERE A PROLIFIC GROUP OF DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS WHO PUT ON FASHION SHOWS AND PARTIES IN THE 80S IN AUSTRALIA. EACH DESIGNER IN THE SHOW WAS ASKED TO RESPOND TO AN ASPECT OF THE GROUP, AND I CHOSE THEIR UNIFORMS.

A SET OF UTILITY WEAR WERE DESIGNED FOR THE EXHIBITION STAFF TO WEAR FOR THE DURATION OF THE EXHIBITION INSTEAD OF EXHIBITING MY WEARS ON A MANNEQUIN IN THE SPACE. THESE ARE SOME OF THE DOCUMENTATION FROM THE SET UP OF THE SHOW.

PHOTOGRAPHY: AGNIESZKA CHABROS


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