UT SENSUS BY PANG TAI
UT SENSUS - ( PENG TAI )
Fighting against conformity, against boringness, against drudgery, we strive to create a brand, a culture. Unconventional offers more than just a product, we offer an idea, a spirit, a place to belong. Supporting and showcasing pioneers in avant-garde fashion, we continually strive to offer the newest breed of discerning talent.
Our latest discovery comes in the form of Peng Tai, having followed her progress during her time at London College of Fashion, we are pleased to present her latest collection 'HOMO ET SENSUS'.
"We may make clothes that take the mould of arm or breast; however, clothes mould our hearts, our brains, or tongues.” (Virginia Woolf) "My final collection is about the relationship between men and clothing. I was thinking about the issue of fast fashion – everybody throws their clothes away and they don’t cherish their garments anymore, not like before when you had your garments for a long time and then gradually the garment became a symbol of you. As time goes by, clothes become carriers – of traces, memories emotions and they become a reflection of the man wearing them – this is what I wanted to talk about in my final project."
In terms of the design I transformed the pattern into the human body as my initial idea and I have spent the past year and a half developing this. I used natural fabric in my collection because it has the closest relationship with people – all of the garments are made from 100% organic cotton with linen and wool. I spent a lot of time developing and hand-finishing the garments, because I think that when you do something by hand, you will at the same time inject your emotion into the garment and you will feel the warmness in it."