Yuki Ito
graduate of Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

About the collection

We perceive others at first sight based on what they wear and how they dress. I want to falsify these notions of stereotypes and prejudices, by creating counterfeit. I mush-up multiple traits of existing garments. Every object/ garment has its function, but what happens if you deconstruct conventional patterns of safety garments, white shirts, the pair of pants, a military vest or a prison uniform? Once you have done that, all that’s left are fabrics with symbolic traits of previous garments. Placing these fabrics in a different context that I roughly stitch together in order to reconstruct new complex garments. That makes the symbols/traits of garments complicated, this counterfeit is giving a surrealistic view and falsifying one’s perception.

I create my own chimera.