sam o’brien

sam o'brien

source: notjustalabel

Collection I – An interpretation of the textures of Iceland’s landscape, using synthetic and artificial materials to make the unnatural appear natural in the eyes of the ignorant. Paired with a silhouette inspired by the saturnian symbolism of the cube, these clothes journey from a literal, compromising analysis of the three dimensional cube to a broken down and wearable analysis of the two dimensional cube, the hexagon.

Sam is a young designer located in Brooklyn NY. His inspirations stem from his interest in the earth, its textures, and its relationship with the humanity. Through research and personal experiences, he creates thought-provoking silhouettes that both compromise and free the human form. Sam currently designs for Thom Browne Inc. women’s collection as well as under his own brand, SAMVEL, a womenswear couture and ready-to-wear line. PHILOSOPHY As a designer, I generally draw inspiration from an observer’s point of view, the commentary I present through my designs is generated through immersive background research and experimentation. From gathered research I begin to formulate a narrative for the collection to follow, a loose structure to base decisions from material, silhouette, to the final presenation order of looks; the narrative holds the entirety of a collection together. On a personal level the process of creating the garment is equal to or greater than the end result; the satisfaction of knowing the intensely personal and hand worked process that has gone into making one garment is unparalleled.
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source: themagit

A collection that redefines the concept of sculpture dress, bringing it to a higher level. Sam O’Brien, a young designer based in Brooklyn, NY, who graduated from Pratt Institute in 2013, draws inspiration from the earth and from human relationships, and creates silhouettes that constrain and at the same time free the human body. His first collection reinterprets the texture of the landscapes of Iceland through synthetic materials with a natural look. The lines of the garments are inspired by the symbolism that binds Saturn to the God Cube (in the ancient Semitic and Muslim society it’s in fact portrayed as a big black cube), and explore its various geometric shapes, from three-dimensional, the cube, to two-dimensional, the hexagon. The photos are made by Dominik Tarabanski.