The collection captures a current and ever intensifying feeling: the need for resilience in everyday life.
As it has become highly important to be flexible and adapt to new challenges, the designers’ aim was to create garments that fortify their wearer, making them
strong enough to deal with life.
The colors and pattern designs rhyme with the thermographic images familiar from heat scanners used at points of entry in times of an epidemic.
The print is composed of distorted photographs, handmade drawings, writings, and digitalised parts of unique textiles celebrating the diversity of traditional pattern designs.
The simultaneous sensation of an accentuated “anything goes” attitude in the sphere of fashion on the one hand, and the insecurity caused by the growing dominance of technology as well as the permeability of borders between reality and virtuality on the other, had a great impact on THEFOUR’s creators in the process of conception.
However, instead of distress and pessimism, the collection displays a playful and fresh approach, embracing technological determinism and extensive eclecticism with self-reflection and irony.