Recycled wool blanket suit

This suit by Bruno Harding was his 'Costume to withdraw into the peace of resignation' in the New Zealand Fashion Museum exhibition, Intellectual Fashion Show 2016. Made from recycled movers' blankets and a painter's cloth, Bruno describes it as a suit of the times, a suit of conventionality, an unsustainable style from a sustainable idea. One cannot bind oneself to this style as this style cannot be sustained. "This costume allows oneself to be bound to a sustained style in a sustainable fashion. What is it about blankets that feels so good?  It is more the idea than the feel, which is not as soft as I remember. Is it the weight or the warmth? Is it the hospital ward pastel checks and stripes? Or is it because I can crawl under my own blankets and peacefully resign myself from my thoughts?"

Details

Designer: Bruno Harding
Garment type: Men's suit
Material: 100% recycled New Zealand movers’ blankets (main fabric), tablecloth turned painters’ cloth turned binding and pocket bags
Colour: Grey, red
Label: Bruno Harding
Date: 2016