Fluid - Digitally prototyped slow fashion
Designed by Oscar Keene, 'Fluid' won the Fashion Communication Category in the Global Design Graduate Show in collaboration with Gucci 2021.
Fluid by Oscar Keene 1 (2021) by Oscar KeeneGlobal Design Graduate Show
'Fluid' explores queer selfhood during the time of COVID-19 addressing the questions; how does the queer body intersect the material and relate to space when traditional boundaries are in flux? What does queer safety look like when queer community is fractured?
The collection demonstrates the potential for slow fashion to be prototyped digitally and then made to order.
Fluid by Oscar Keene 2 (2021) by Oscar KeeneGlobal Design Graduate Show
This technology adapted to fashion can engage the viewer in a different way to live streamed runways and conventional photoshoots, and can connect the artistic, conceptual framework behind a collection to the viewer with significantly reduced waste.
Fluid by Oscar Keene 5 (2021) by Oscar KeeneGlobal Design Graduate Show
This work merges art, fashion and commerce. 3D software can create compelling visual narratives, and design, pattern-making and prototyping can be accurately recreated virtually.
There is no physical waste involved in these phases of production, and the accuracy of the simulations reduces the waste involved in creating the physical garments.
Fluid by Oscar Keene 8 (2021) by Oscar KeeneGlobal Design Graduate Show
'Fluid' emphasises the capacity for digital fashion to align with pre-existing fashion practices, to improve on the chain of production and combat fast fashion, highlight the potential for a multidisciplinary approach to advance fashion.
Fluid by Oscar Keene 11 (2021) by Oscar KeeneGlobal Design Graduate Show
It celebrates non-traditional narratives that can reflect the lived queer experience and the increasingly diverse identities that fall under that expansive category.
"I'm currently running my own fashion label 'Oscar Keene', recently had my first runway for my new collection 'The Digital Temple of Synthetic Flora', and was a finalist for the Victorian Premier's Design Awards in Australia."
Fluid by Oscar Keene 3 (2021) by Oscar KeeneGlobal Design Graduate Show
"I also won the National Graduate of the Year Awards in Australia. I'm also now employed by RMIT, teaching in the Bachelor of Fashion (Design) programme." - Oscar Keene
FIRST NAME: OSCAR
LAST NAME: KEENE
UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE: RMIT UNIVERSITY MELBOURNE
COURSE / PROGRAM: FASHION DESIGN BA HONS
SPECIALISMS: APPAREL / FASHION TECHNOLOGY / FASHION ILLUSTRATION
WEBSITE: Fluid by Oscar Keene