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HACKED BY VAN SLOBBE VAN BENTHUM

HACKED BY VAN SLOBBE VAN BENTHUM

Designers Alexander van Slobbe and Francisco van Benthum have been collaborating on the project HACKED since 2014.

The  project is a commentary on today’s fast fashion phenomenon: cheap clothes sold in a rapid succession of collections. By appropriating and upcycling the remnants from this industry of overproduction, Van Slobbe and Van Benthum transform themselves from product designers into process designers who see waste as their material. Hacked is not only a critique of the effects of the contemporary fashion industry but also an exploration of possible new roles for the fashion designer in the design and production process.