Clothes for Progress is a continuous fundraising platform selling your donated loved and used clothing, with all proceeds going to: Black Lives Matter UK, Nederland Wordt Beter, National Bailout, Black Queer and Trans Resistance Netherlands and The Black Archives.
For their residence at Unfair™, Clothes for Progress has teamed up with their community of artists who have been asked to focus their work around clothing, with the idea to create, one-off, wearable art. These pieces will be available for sale at Unfair™, with all proceeds being split between the selected charities.
Additional to the artist offering Clothes for Progress will also be exhibiting a series of own branded pieces. These recycled items will focus on the theme of workwear. Clothes for Progress was born out of the desire to put in overdue work, so the intention here is to sell a uniform that reminds the wearer that there is still work to be done.
ROUND #4 :Clay Arlington
Clay Arlington studied painting at the Royal College of Art before becoming artistic director for Kazuki Kuraishi in Tokyo. His recent work centers it’s self at the intersection of art and fashion. Exhibiting internationally and working alongside brands such as Brain Dead, The North Face and Adidas.
Using clothing as a canvas Arlington has created a series of hand screened one of a kind art garments especially for the Clothes for Progress’s partnership with Unfair.
Round #3: David Paulus, Guiliano Bolivar & Marlou Fernanda
David Paulus (1986) is a self-taught designer who recently
showed his exuberant ‘art couture’ during Couture Week in Paris. His influences range from Pop Art (just have a look at the giant portraits of Grace Jones and Anna Wintour he loves to paint allover his designs) to Curaçao, the island where he was born and raised.
Giuliano Bolivar (1990) finds joy and energy in fashion, styling, graphics, tattoos, illustration, creative conception, direction and execution; clashing the unexpected and non-matching through the mixture of different disciplines.
Marlou Fernanda (1996) is a Dutch artist whose practice centres around a fearless navigation of colour. Working from a very personal point of view, her art frequently features a central character that is visually reminiscent of herself. Fernanda is also the subject of her own performative yet documentary-like short films, which, sometimes humorous – other times more pensive, address everything from faith to loneliness to the creative process.
by Giuliano Bolivar
by David Paulus
by Marlou Fernanda
ROUND #2: Gasius, Duran Lantink & Jan Hoek
Russell Maurice (1975) also known for his clothing brand Gasius, is an artist, designer, and curator most well known as the chief catalyst of the recent Comic Abstraction movement. Comic Abstraction takes its chief cues from early 20th Century graphic art such as Disney, intermixing it with a skewed, often surreal and psychedelic edge.
Leading the charge on a new wave of conscious fashion is Amsterdam-based designer Duran Lantink. Having landed firmly in the industry’s sightline thanks to his 2019 LVMH prize nomination, Lantink has been applauded for his zero-waste approach, which sees him using collage techniques to transform discarded stock into uniquely beautiful new luxury pieces
Jan Hoek (1984) is an artist and writer. In his work he is attracted to the beauty of outsiders worldwide. He is always keen to collaborate intensively with people that are normally overlooked and together create a new image.
ROUND #1: Daniel David Freeman
Daniel David Freeman is an artist from London. He studied Graphic Design at Camberwell and more recently graduated from the fine art MA course at Chelsea. His work explores branding and ownership within the imagery of art and fashion. He works across sculpture, textile, fashion, painting and commercial illustration with a focus on printed outcomes.