Wishlist Wednesday: Project White T-Shirt

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What do you get when you ask thirty-one forward-thinking designers to transform and re-define the white t-shirt? Certainly something more interesting than your boy's cotton tee. Project White T-Shirt, an art-meets-fashion experiment curated by Triple-Major, launched last month, and the results can be seen online and in person through a traveling exhibition, which began at Welcome Hunters on December 19th. Finished products will be up for auction online through the end of the exhibition tour (currently scheduled for Fall 2010) and proceeds will benefit Designers Against Aids. Here are some pieces from the project which are on my wishlist today (believe me, it was difficult to choose from such an amazing assortment and I urge you to check out the website for more)...


Harald Lunde Helgesen created a tee by cutting lines across one flat sheet of material


Complex Geometries was inspired by the idea of cross-cultural connectivity


Slow and Steady Wins the Race created a set of three t-shirt pillows


Doktor Doktor/A Bug Collection created a large t-shirt with over 2,000 marshmallows


Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair reconstructed a tee-shirt with knots to create a neckpiece


Iris Loeffler refashioned the tee in different materials to create a diaphanous robe


Siv Stoldal created a set of three tees that create a tent when snapped together


Skyward wrapped ropes into a t-shirt structure

To bid on items and for more information, including video interviews with the designers, check out http://www.projectwhitetshirt.com.

26 comments:

StuddedLilly said...

loveee all the pieces!! but im especially drawn to the diaphanous robe and wrapped rope t shirt!! really creative

xo

meggasus said...

The second t-shirt really intrigues me....and I love love love the t-shirt in the 6th photo. It is the only one on this page I would actually wear. Great blog!
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Etrapar said...

such inspiring creations ^.^
kisses

CC said...

A marshmallow shirt? I'd definitely buy that. ;)
Xx

.:*aMbAr*:. said...

WOW! I'll definitely be checking THAT out..

The Haute-Shopper said...

I wouldn't wear all of that, but I love creativity that went into the designs and the cause behind it - I think that alone would justify joning the auction. I participated in a charity designer event in Dec and it was so gratifying to spend money on something with all proceeds going towards a good cause (which was AIDS relief as well).

P.S. LFW is my favorite as well (ok, perhaps tied with PFW), but Eun Jeong is amazing. I saw some of her pieces in London last year and I fell in love with the draping...

Vinda Sonata said...

hell yeah! i love those shirts, they are so cool, yet simple and uniquely done. i love them, also for the cause behind it. kudos to the makers!

Nerdic.. said...

Iris Loeffler, I love what she did! Amazing.
X, fashionnerdic

IdStyle said...

what a great project. In fact, i think it would be a good excercise if one should ever be struck with a creative block, just pull out an old white t-shirt and see what happens.

Saskia said...

I especially love the neckpiece creation... perfect ! The marshmallow one wouldn't last long with me, art or not!!!

xx

daisychain said...

wow, this is so awesome

stylewithbenefits said...

Wow, what a great idea! It's def. hard to pick a fav when each is amazing and unique in its own right. Off first glance, I do love the first one and would totally wear it (with a black tank). :)

xo, Becs

ANA said...

This is amazing! not necessarily wearable, but very creative!

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Diana said...

I would never wear the marshmellow ones, but gosh!! that's so awesome! the idea of it alone is so creative!r

Levinson Axelrod said...

Very very creative ideas. I stopped to stare at the marshmallow shirt for awhile! haha... That one was pretty insane.

Jaime said...

I love the Iris Loeffler robe... so chic and unique.

OceanDreams said...

Wow, who would have thought you can do so much with tees? Love the art in that!

39th and Broadway said...

Love this concept, very inspiring. The concept of using a plain tee as a blank canvas if often used in fashion school to get students to think outside the box. Such a wonderful tool and love the pics you chose.

Fashion Chalet said...

So sweet, thank u!
I want to see your coat ;)



xx

C said...

pretty impressive ideas.


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WendyB said...

T-shirt pillows sound cuddly!

E said...

What an incredible project! I love the two connected tees and the beautiful robe!

InnyVinny said...

I looooove that robe/dress.

Susan said...

amazing creativity!
have a sweet day, darling.
xoxo

Hanako66 said...

what a cool concept!

anna bu said...

great ideas! love them all


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