Susan Muncey, blogger, trend forecaster and founder-curator of the magnificent online curiosity shop, ShopCurious.com, is the latest columnist to join the ranks of The Dabbler.
Her exclusive style column - RetroProgessive - will appear every Saturday.
This is Style, Dabbler-style. Expect the beautiful, the strange and, above all, the unexpected...
Something for the Trend Hunter
Any mention of the word ‘Rohan’ conjures up images of boringly functional outdoorsy menswear. But Rohan Chhabra is ex-winner of the Avant Garde Collection Award at Delhi’s Pearl Academy of Fashion, and has just completed an MA in Industrial Design at Central St Martins in London.
Rohan aims to ‘question ethics, create dilemma, provoke debate, raise awareness and allow design to deal with more complex human emotions and value’ with his ‘Embodying Ethics’ collection. This consists of pieces that ‘replace the values of consumption and destruction with reflection and appreciation.’
Designs include a ‘socially responsive’ Hunter Jacket that magically transforms into a ram’s head wall mount, along with a handy Sheep Organ Bag.
But it’s the Cow Leg Trouser that makes me wonder if new designers can sometimes be a little too creative - and what they’ll eventually end up doing with their curiously innovative minds.
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