The Post-Couture Collective

Re-thinking Garments and Fashion

The first Post-Couture collection consists of six archetypical pieces of clothing, that are specifically developed to be produced on a lasercutter and assembled by the end user. The minimalistic and slightly futuristic designs are cut from Spacer fabric; a 3D-knitted material that is soft to the touch, breathable and strong enough for the innovative construction method.

The garments in this collection are specifically made to the measurements of the customer, using parametric grading software called ‘Optitex’. The garments are not stitched together, but interlocked by a connector system. These connectors are distributed over the seams of the garments. The distribution of the connectors is developed using a generative script in ‘Grasshopper’. This script calculates the number of connectors that are needed for the ultimate strength.

This project was done in collaboration with Martijn van Strien, Digipattern and Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken.

May 2015 - October 2015