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
post industrial folk wear by mau is a collection of contemporary street wear made out of the ubiquitous modern material tyvek and surplus materials. Wardrobe staples and accessories are simply built.
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 and made by mau in an old textile factory in the Hudson Valley. In the case of large wholesale orders the work is sewn in the NYC Garment District under the auspices of the Garment Industry Development Corporation, City of New York with master tailor Mr Wu and his very small shop of amazing seamstresses who call him baba.
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.
nomadic * four season adaptable * wind proof and water resistant * crush and carry * recycle * featherweight * unique to wear
check out other projects by mau:
*Public installation for New Orleans Fringe Festival 2014
*The Mine Project: DaDa Spill - an experimental performance/installation and crowd projects done in collaboration with Kate Hamilton + 30 volunteers that took place 2013 in an abandoned cement mine in the Hudson Valley.