afterlife, spring 2017
Afterlife deals with the concepts and theories of both human existence and non-existence after death. Sometimes when someone passes away, it may be difficult to envision a peaceful life after they have departed and it becomes more daunting if there isn’t one. For this collection, ‘13’ wants to provide multiple narratives that give our deceased context and that helps reassess death to the living.
Afterlife draws on ‘re-purposed’ Dickies as the canvas to give content to the nylon straps and heavy metal buckles. It allows adjustments and laxity to the silhouette of the body, which is the simplicity of the collection. It helps shows the texture of the honeycomb knits and the grunge of the traditional beater tops. By muting the form, it presents the narrative of the Afterlife a functional structure to reside in.