Have a look into the London College of Fashion’s Fashion Artefact program, which teaches studio courses in the use leather, metal, plastic and wood. One of our favorite finds is the work of Taekseok Kang, seen here, which touches upon “palpable sensations that manifest from the sexual instinct of a human”. Each one of these pieces was handcrafted using vegetarian leather, plated brass fixtures and hair used as tassels and handles. Humorous and surrealistic, we commend Kang for reviewing the status of bag materials, revealing taboos, and inducing our appetite for fresh fashions.
“MA Fashion Artefact is a provocative and original course. Since its development in 2007, it has become a renowned international think tank of individuals who explore provocative methods of production to create objects known as fashion artefacts. These artefacts challenge the norm, their existence question the role of the maker and consumer in the context of fashion design and culture.”