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From 2 until 25 September KesselsKramer Outlet London presents the exhibition Object Abuse. For this event KK Outlet challenged a group of leading designers, artists and stylists to transform an everyday object into an entirely new item, using as little additional materials as possible. Also Antoine Peters gives a fresh look on a daily object and knitted a dress out of panties, thongs and other underwear, the ‘Knickers Dress’.
“What is more everyday then your underwear? For me this was a nice starting point. I collected as many underwear as possible, cut them in strokes, knotted them together and knitted a dress out of it. I really used every single bit of the panties. So from a distance you see an elegant colorful dress, but from up close you experience the surprise that the dress consists out of knickers only.”
KK Outlet explains the aim of the project is to create a collection of re-imagined objects which highlight not only how everyday items can be recycled into something new but also how we think differently when we work with our hands and how physical interaction creates new ideas over and above working through concepts on screen. The ‘Knickers Dress’ by Antoine Peters and the items from the other artists will be for sale during the show with all proceeds being donated to the St Monica’s of Hackney Primary School Art Department.
The full collection of transformed works will be shown at KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square Londen, from 2 until 25 September as part of London Design Festival and the ICON Design Guide.
About Antoine Peters
Antoine Peters graduated cum laude at the Art Academy in Arnhem as well at the master course Fashion Institute Arnhem and has working working experience at Viktor&Rolf. Known for his A SWEATER FOR THE WORLD! project, a 2-person sweater with the goal to photograph as many ‘different kind of people’ as possible inside it, in a few years the fanatical football player gathered even more reputation with his pop-culture inspired designs and drew attention of the international press. He is covered as one of the world’s hundred most innovative young designers in the ‘100 new fashion designers’ book by Hywel Davies and his work is used in books such as Fabric for Fashion by Clive Hallet, Textiles and Fashion by Jenny Udale and Graphics in Fashion by Byboth and noticed by Vogue Italy, Dazed, A Shaded View On Fashion, Style Bubble and many more. Antoine Peters proudly designed the volunteer costumes for the Arnhem Fashion Biennial 2009 and had collaborations with iconic brands like United Nude, Effio, Quinze & Milan, Film Festival Rotterdam & Eastpak.
Peters’ work is known because of his conceptual, layered and innovative style and is praised because if its optimism, playfulness and renewing form of elegance. More serious matter is brought in a light manner, with the arising of a new unbiased perspective as a result. His work brings airiness by means of concept, but also literally in the clothing and installations itself. ANTOINE PETERS stands for ‘One size fits all elegance’. Bringing together the best of ‘casual’ and ‘sophistication’. ANTOINE PETERS wants to spread a smile.