DesignMarch 2022

Valdís Steinars x 66°North

Valdís Steinarsdóttir has been researching new ways of manufacturing clothing. She uses a two-dimensional mold to shape the clothing with natural liquid material. Now Valdís and 66°North have joined forces and will present the collaboration by exhibiting material samples of possible future clothing.

Text: DesignMarch
Video: Þráinn Kolbeinsson
Photos: Anna Maggý
Opening event - May 5th, 16:00-18:00
Open everyday from May 5th - 8th, 2022, from 10:00 - 19:00
66°Norður, Laugavegur 17-19

It is important to constantly re-evaluate how we do things. This project suggests a method of making clothes that challenges us to stop and rethink our current clothing manufacturing methods. It proposes a technique that eliminates excess scraps, just the exact amount of material is used for each garment. Instead of cutting out patterns and sewing, the natural liquid material is molded into a two-dimensional shape.
So you would rather measure garments in milliliters than in meters. Valdís has teamed up with 66°North and they will introduce the collaboration in DesignMarch 2022. They will exhibit material samples to give a glimpse of what possibilities there are for the project in the near future when it has developed further.


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