believing in no boundaries
bearing no baggage
itineraries of flux and drift
charted in the use and reuse of materials
messages scrawled on the sleeve of a jacket
Nomadic, adaptable, waterproof, unique, practical
and featherweight and easy to wear
post industrial folk wear by mau is a collection of contemporary street wear made out of the ubiquitous modern material tyvek. Wardrobe staples and accessories are simply built: with all detail emerging from construction decisions.
The material is a high performance non woven taken from construction, graphics, and stationary trades and adapted and manipulated here for personal use. This is not the same tyvek of souvenir jackets and bike race pinnies. Along with excellent performance properties, this material looks deceptively fragile and perishable like paper but is in fact a tough and resistant modern material. Over time the garment becomes like chamois leather. Each garment comes in a little bag and weighs less than half pound.
The work is designed in an old textile factory building in the Hudson Valley and sewn either locally or in the NYC Garment District under the auspices of the Garment Industry Development Corporation, City of New York. The material is made in the USA of 25% recycled material, surplus materials are gathered from local exchanges and design studio scraps are recycled. mau also has a recycling program.
cement grey...zinc white...coal black...carbon paper blue