Afterlife

· Wednesday October 27, 2010

“I can do anything I want, because I. Look. Good. In lea-ther.” Cody Chesnutt once chimed. While I never saw Ol' Cody flying around the skies of Manhattan, it's true that a nice garment can do wonders for our sometimes fragile self-esteem. It's a great feeling, stepping out on the town safe in the knowledge that we're looking shit hot. While it might be tempting to get all caught up in a Narcisssistic loop, it's easy to forget that fashion isn't just about petting our ego and making us look neat, it's an art form with things to say about issues and…y'know stuff.

Afterlife
is the first in a series of exhibits to shed light on a bunch of innovative, local designers, whose aim is to discard ‘trend' and focus on displaying truly original work, free of the contextual strains of NOW. Soundtracked by The Wednesday Society, Hayley Beth and the Drum Media DJs, Afterlife brings us back to earth with the reminder that good fashion should look good in the mirror AND reflect our values.