Seth Price / Tim Hamilton
Spring/Summer 2012 Collection
Thursday, 7 June 2012, 11pm
dOCUMENTA (13), Friedrichsplatz Parking Garage, Kassel, Germany
A piece of clothing is similar to an envelope: both are cut from a flat template, folded ; and secured shut. Each is an empty package, awaiting content and subsequent travel.
In 2011, Seth Price designed a group of clothing in collaboration with New York fashion designer Tim Hamilton.
Based on military tailoring; the collection of lightweight garments includes a bomber jacket, flight suit, and a trench coat; among other items. Outer shells are raw canvas, a fabric with traditional military and artistic uses. The interior lining is printed with security patterns taken from the inside of business envelopes; such patterns typically feature a repeating bank logo or abstraction meant to obscure the personal or financial data within. In accordance with the fashion industry’s calendar, Hamilton and Price presented samples of the clothing during Hamilton’s Fall 2011 show in New York, then spent the winter fabricating the collection for the spring/summer 2012 season. In addition to distribution through Hamilton’s usual outlets, the clothes are available for sale during dOCUMENTA (13) at Kassel’s SinnLeffers department store, located directly beside the Fridericianum.