the post collection, 2020
The ‘post’ collection, where ‘post refers to both ’post-pandemic’ and ‘post-office’, is a project by T*MITROVSKA developed in lock-down as a response to the increased use of delivery services and excess package waste.
It is using the theme of post office (mail(wo)men, packaging, parcels, letters and everything in-between) to discuss the issue of objectification of womxn and fetishizing petite womxn, by creating garments to cater to petite womxn and non-binary people in the hope to bridge the size gap in the industry.
At the same me this project aims to tackle the issue of overconsumption and piling of package waste, by creatively using the packaging materials to create unconventional garments. The development of this collection has reduced 100% of the designer household’s package waste that has gone towards, research, sampling and garment making. The rest of the fabric used consists of dead stock from previous projects.
In further thinking about the ‘post-pandemic’ world where we re-think fashion, Teodora looks at alternative approaches to garments, exploring the idea of treating garments as we treat our gadgets and other products. The collection features garments that are transformable and can be ‘upgraded’ as opposed to replaced, to achieve variety in styles and functions and reduce consumption.