For the upcycling project in collaboration with UPS I found my inspiration in soft movements from waves and hands. The contrasts between this and the original stiff uniform came together to liberate the body and make the uniform alive, playful and feminine. I played with the soft and voluminous shapes by deconstructing the orginial UPS shirt and by manipulating the transparent, fragile silk organza material. White stitching is a continuous tendency thoughout the outfit and I used the technique to create wavy shapes on the thick canvas skirt – the same shapes i manipulated the silk organza with. This gives a new tactile experience to the materials and removes the heavy feel of a uniform.
IN COLLABORATION WITH UPS AND PRIMETIME KOMMUNIKATION / RECYCLING AN OLD UPS UNIFORM. PICTURES BY VICTOR JONES © 2017 NADJA STRIIB ALL RIGHTS RESERVED