Aimee Determann

United Kingdom
University / School:
university of westminster
Graduation Year:
Production Location:
united kingdom
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Collection – Graduate Collection

Playing with the notion of anti-fashion, Aimee Determann’s menswear collection is inspired by purely functional garments. Silhouettes are developed from factory ‘over-clothes’, chemical ‘coveralls’ and flotation devices, celebrating and elevating the simple beauty of utilitarian clothing. Many pieces are created from layers of Tyvek (a strong but lightweight industrial material made from high density polythene fibres) and transparent rip-stop nylon. Aimee’s meticulous attention to detail includes modular elements linked together with a ‘Dutch rope’ system and prints illustrating how to wear the clothes which are specific to each piece.

Through deconstructing safety workwear, the collection explores the functional and emotional role of clothing by inviting us to question how much of the design is really necessary.
Aimee Determann aims to challenge perceptions by fusing industrial protective garments with disposable or temporary materials. The 'un-real' quality of the garments allows the audience to question the role of clothing in our day to day life. The label campions craftsmanship and garments made with an obsessive attention to detail are at odds with the disposable materials and mass produced products which inspire the collection. By questioning our relationship with the products we buy and wear, we are able to make more responsible choices.