As streetwear's influence continues to disrupt the fashion industry, the once rigid relationship between maker and consumer is also being complicated. Emerging label INDVLST LAB dropped its inaugural Volume One collection on December 28 (available on indvlst.com). Its first collection subscribes to an unambiguously DIY ethos.
INDVLST LAB's first collection is launched alongside the label's Lab Kit Volume One. The kit is composed of a screen-print with pre-designed graphics from the collection, along with accompanying tools and a blank garment.
At a time when designers enjoy celebrity status, INDVLST LAB has turned its focus onto the maker and the process of creation. The screen print kit is an invitation to experiment with color and composition, and to express one's creativity. The DIY ethos is manifest in the kit as well as the collection itself.
According to the label's Instagram, the collection is dedicated to “the kid who has limited resources in the middle of nowhere that has the urge to be creative in the fashion department. The T-shirt is where it starts, this is a tool to your journey. I pre-designed the frame for you to design your own. Volume One.”
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