Designer Colm Dillane presented KidSuper: ASSEMBLY LINE‘s Spring Summer 2020 collection, that encourages the idea of more inclusive and sustainable fashion, on September 11th, during the recently finished New York Fashion Week. ASSEMBLY LINE‘s RECYCLING collection was entirely made from donated clothes.
“ASSEMBLY LINE is a creation in two parts by Colm Dillane, the artist/designer behind KidSuper. The first creation is an installation – anod to the factory assembly line. The interactive experience showcases a new era of authentic sustainable fashion, transparent manufacturing and circular design and highlights the garment worker as an artisan and each visitor as a creator.
Visitors / Creators will “clock in” and cruise through a fantasyfactory to create their own design using available fabrics from a mountain of clothing amassed from garments donated in and around NYC and collected by the KidSuper team over the past month. Artisans (rows of tailors and screen printers in lab coats) stand ready to assist the visitor’s journey as one of a designer, creator, and artist. They depart the experience with a composition of their own creation, inspiring a new generation of creatives to make, donate, and upcycle.
ASSEMBLY LINE is about inclusion. Anyone can be inspired to create. With ASSEMBLY LINE Colm expresses that exclusionary and wasteful practices need not necessarily be the industry standard.
Since September 2018, Wallplay has facilitated events during New York Fashion Week with emerging designers that promote public access and inclusivity. Wallplay programs & operates vacant storefronts until long term tenants move in. The company aims to transform spaces into community hubs that provide public access to arts programming and temporary rentals. The public can directly apply for spaces that serve the community at https://wallplay25kent.com.Wallplay is committed to its social impact mission of repurposing vacant spaces for public good. Over the course of a given year at least 50% occupancy of the spaces that Wallplay operates are dedicated to creative programming focused on social impact, innovation & art that engages with the public in a direct and tangible way. The other 50%, comprised of culturally relevant commercial pop-ups, event rentals and sponsorships, help subsidize the cost for community powered programming.”
Courtesy of © KidSuper: ASSEMBLY LINE / REP Agency