Discover Andrea Crews‘ Fall Winter 2020.21 collection that explores, appropriates and gives a second life to two controversial animal materials: leather and angora, presented on Friday, January 17th, during the recently finished Paris Fashion Week.
“Cow skin and rabbit hair experienced their heyday in the 80’s. Trend of a past era, they became rags, stocked for years, stored in plastic bundles, and finally delivered to Andrea Crews’ studio. There, the team revalues them: cleaned, cut, assembled, the clothes are transformed by hand into unique pieces, exclusive for this collection. A second life gained through a creative and circular process.
Upcycling processes were chosen according to their affinities of adaptation to the material. Vintage leather becomes patchwork, and adapts to Andrea Crews’ iconic streetwear shapes: oversized sweaters, baggy jacket, basketball shorts… Loose handbags are transformed into purses, baguette bags or armor. Angora wool was transformed during a workshop with the students of the Ensad (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs), with whom were shared our unique techniques of upcycling. This participative pedagogical device enables us to transmit our know-how and enrich our creative process through interactions with students.“
Knitwear collaboration Students of the ENSAD Paris
performance by Bella Baguena
styling Sebastien Hernandez Bernard
make-up Masae Ito
hair Chiao Chenet using Mr. Smith
special thanks to Atomo Management
photography Samuel Lehuédé _ Imaxtree
video Chantapitch Wiwatchaikamol _
painting Ana Castillo
Choreography Carine Charaire _ I Could Never Be a Dancer
production Laurent Bandet at Petit Ami
Courtesy of © ANDREA CREWS / Station Service