For immediate release from Design + Conquer VANCOUVER, February 6, 2017
With the need to reduce waste and use responsible textiles in the fashion industry, why not stylishly eliminate a manufacturing process altogether? Designer Morgan Mallett has done just this in Design + Conquer's new collection, Sewless.
'I was working with slits and tabs for a packaging design project in 2016, and thought it would be an interesting challenge to extend this design strategy to garments.' says DC Creative Director Morgan Mallett. 'What if I could use this technique, not only as an interesting aesthetic aspect of the designs, but to remove an element completely from the garment manufacturing process (and generate less waste in the process)?'
Sewless uses tabs, slits and scoring to fit fabric to the body instead of traditional sewing methods. Mallett’s collection was inspired by The New Division's upcoming album, 'Precision,' and the need to come up with innovative ways to responsibly produce garments.
All pieces in Design + Conquer’s newly-launched Sewless collection are made from single pieces of sustainable and ethically-sourced Portuguese cork fabric. Each design can be unfolded and rolled up for travel, or flat-packed (see collection video link below). Similar in durability and texture to leather, cork fabric (also known as cork leather) is made from renewable compressed tree bark which, in its fabric form, is waterproof, buoyant, and is very hard to tear.
View the Sewless collection here: www.design-and-conquer.com
Watch the collection preview video here: https://vimeo.com/194940226
Pieces in Design + Conquer’s Sewless collection range from $250 – $500 USD, and can be purchased at www.design-and-conquer.com
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More about Design + Conquer and Morgan Mallett
A commanding fusion of industrial and organic aesthetic, Design + Conquer is best described as a breakaway design faction. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, DC specializes in bespoke garment, millinery, and accessory design for the stage, screen, and private clients.
Designer Morgan Mallett’s designs have been seen in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, Refinery29, Fashion Magazine, Huffington Post, The National Post, and more. Her work has been exhibited at The Dutch Urban Design Center, Toronto Fashion Week, and in Berlin, Germany. She also instructs design at Emily Carr University and Blanche Macdonald in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.