Kilo on Form presents Salvaged by FIN
Thursday, 08 November 2018
Venue: 21 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-02/04 S(088444)
Cover Charge: None
Event Link: Here
Kilo Lounge has a 21-&-above age limit policy for club events.
In FIN’s first fashion show, SALVAGED throws the light on their true mission – repairing and rebuilding used clothes with traditional Japanese mending methods.
During the pre-war years in Japan, sheer poverty drove the farmers in the Aomori Prefecture to grow and weave hemp for clothing. When silk was restricted to the samurai class families throughout the Edo Period (1600-1868), commoners were also forbidden to wear cotton, forcing them to mend, stitch and reinforce layers upon layers of hemp, patching holes in their torn clothing to keep themselves warm and insulated. Boro, or rags, in all sense of the word, was born out the need to survive.
For years, boro stitchery was an embarrassing reminder of the poverty that once prevailed in Aomori, but one cannot deny the beauty of a boro creation. What we currently identify as up-cycling, boro-stitching was originally a savvy way of conserving precious cloths, an abundance we now take for granted.
In this fashion show, FIN challenges our perception of clothing, introducing their boro-stitchery to modern day pieces as an antithesis to our unbridled consumerism. SALVAGED aims to showcase FIN’s in-house hand-stitching using boro methods to revive basic wardrobe pieces such as white oxfords, as well as used military and labourer jackets sourced from second-hand clothing markets.
Through SALVAGED, we hope to demonstrate how anyone can wear second hand without shame, and celebrate the uplifting beauty of an up-cycled piece of clothing. In line with the workwear aesthetics of FIN Crafted Goods, SALVAGED is a collaborative effort with leading work boots company Red Wing Singapore, Taro Washimi from Tokyo Japan and Kilo Lounge. Guests are invited to a limited selection of SALVAGED merchandise, available for purchase following the fashion show.