Saturday, July 4, 2009

Unisex Uniforms

And so they should be.

Trimapee, emphasis trim-AH-pee, is an Australian brand I was only recently introduced to. The first words out of my mouth were, 'Where have you been all my life?!!?'. The trimapee designers are true artisans. Their clothes are ingenius, making full use of asymmetry, texture, draping, cutting and a whole range of techniques and materials to give their clothes that unique and highly covetable sheen.

Their latest collection, Prostitution Institution (2009), was demonstrated as an interactive fashion/art show and installation exploring the theme of the carbon copy kid culture we live in. It was an investigation of the cause and effect of art and fashion in a society constantly under pressure from the mainstream so that even the strong-willed sucuumb.

Basically the showing was an appreciation or recognition of sorts of the talented unexpected that keep breaking the mediocre mould. What a fashion statement indeed.

I'm particularly enamoured by their clothes, the uniqueness (ref: aforementioned talent breakaways) and at how unisex and desirable everything is. Stuart and me drooled over most of the same items of clothing. And that's saying something.








all images above from the 'Prostitution Institution' collection lookbook






above images from the 'Prostitution Institution' runway show

I just bought a pair of white geometric print leggings from trimapee that I adored online. I cannot wait. I'm also looking forward to raiding the online store for these babies!

Happy Browsing :)


Anonymous said...

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miriam said...

very dark, but i must admit these pieces are addictable!

Caramell said...

Cool stuff I must say. But it's problably unavailable in Poland ;<

Couture Carrie said...

Very cool looks! Love the draping and the crochet-look sweater!

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend, darling Anika!


Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-a fabulous collection, thanks for sharing and those trousers are just perfect for you!! Have a lovely weekend my dear!

i heart fashion said...

Wow LOVE this brand, so edgy.

DaisyChain said...

wow, what wonderful designs, thanks so much for sharing the wonder.

♥ fashion chalet said...

Tra la la, love it. :)

Ahaha, the voluminous fabric, gauzy fit. Feels like pajamas but wears like couture! ;)

F21 indeed, except over a year ago, on the jeans.. but they always carry great pairs, check 'em out.

What'd ya do this weekend, chickee?


Damsels said...

cant wait to see you wear those legging i know you will do the justice

oh and i love the mens wear

shopgirl28 said...

This brand really has some great styles. The look and the statement it sets all seems pretty amazing.

yiqin; said...

I like the guy's hair :) The draping & all are awesome too.

janettaylor said...

Incredible, Anika!


FrouFrouu said...

Love the drapeyness and fall of the garments, gorgeous collection.

- nadia

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Dark and amazing, unisex clothing is genius!
Enter my Giveway!

Nicci said...

I want the kind-of-see-through sweater! so amazing!

Twobreadsplease said...

I loooove all the draping! x

Eda said...


nookie said...

liky the line and name of the line:))

MITICA said...

so0oo elegant, I love it!!

erin said...

THIS IS AMAZING! thank you for introducing me to this lovely brand. so much great stuff, gah!

love the use of fabric and draping.

so very very inspiring!


Shin said...

Wow I love their collection! The clothes are definitely something to be looked at and adored! Amazing! xxoxoxo

Joelyne said...

Thanks for educating us on this brand. I like it!

Looking at the site now.

p.s. thank you for sending me a virtual snood. it sure helped.


Fashion Is Poison said...

love this!

Maverick Malone said...

These are amazing...I love them.

clairegrenade said...


great post the draping is divine

Bella said...

I mean, I look at this and a wave of inspiration just consumes me. It's so wildly twisted, dark, and mysterious... I absolutely love it!

And I'm waiting(semi-patiently)to see you style those white geometric print leggings!


KATLIN said...

love the drapey long bits. gonna have to check out their stuff!!

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