Dixie D'Amelio ❤️ wearing Jivomir Domoustchiev Multi Buckle Full Robo Leg Belts Harness for her 'One Whole Day" music video and single artwork
Wow once again so humbled to have my designs on the pages of Harper's Bazaar China magazine in these absolutely stunning images by the incredible photographer Chen Man and styled by the wonderful Wang Hao. Featuring my centrepiece Onna Bugeisha collection Transparent yellow Pure Sculpture Jacket in vegan vinyl and the multi ring harness dress in black with gold tone rings and studding.
Special thanks to all involved n the creating of these stunning images... ❤️❤️❤️
攝影/陳漫ChenMan Photographer ❤️
形象/王昊HAO Fashion Editor ❤️
Absolutely. Sustainability is probably the greatest challenge facing all designers and creators right now. I have always strived to create pieces which people would desire and love, and want to re-wear, reuse and even exhibit. When you have an emotional attachment, you look after your possessions and they last. Trying to design longevity into a piece is probably not a very good business practice, but it’s important to me. Limiting waste in the production process is also hugely important to me. To date, I have kept all offcuts to reuse differently later on – perhaps as sculpture or furniture. Lately, I have also designed pieces that fit perfectly within the collection and use up the majority of offcuts – launching soon. I am now working with the material manufacturer who can recycle back to the raw material, which is comforting and necessary for all our futures. Some may have noticed that I reuse older damaged pieces to reimagine new shapes, which started with my headpieces in collection V.
Sometimes samples would come back damaged from editorial shoots because of the shipping process or people not caring enough about the labour, time, cost and materials that go into the creation of every piece. Of course, this hurts me very much, but I realised as they were no longer perfect if I re-shape them into completely new pieces they could live on. One of my favourites started as a dress and became a headpiece. This way of thinking followed through now with the ‘Onna-Bugeisha” collection. Recently, I decided to source garments in bulk from mainstream retail to prevent high-street overstock from being burnt and wastefully disposed of. These will become custom one-off pieces, reimagined in my silhouettes and available as part of the new collection. I hope this will allow me peace of mind and hopefully inspire others to do the same.