Daniel Arsham and his fashion brand ‘Objects IV Life’
The perfume of paradox awakens the senses of the artist Daniel Arshamso much so that instead of focusing solely on large-scale interactive works sculptures and facilities – like his Divided layers installation for Kohler during Milan Design Week 2022 – he expands his repertoire by launching his own fashion label, Items IV Life. He posts his new project on Instagram, writing that his label is an endless assemblage of research, investigation and exploration, including staple pieces meant to build a wardrobe of uniforms for a creative lifestyle.
He adds that the introductory pieces were designed between New York and London, with all of their garments sourced from Portugal and Los Angeles with custom material sourced from Italy. The artist and founder reveals that he has begun to understand his signature as he thinks of his sculptures, which he compares to alchemy. “A lot of the materials are dead animals and all the hardware is made from recycled metal turned into a patina. It’s a very personal project. These are the clothes in which I feel the most comfortable. I can’t wait to see it in the world,” he keeps on.
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To introduce the launch of the brand, Objects IV Life released Chapter 1, the pilot line which it describes as the start of the brand’s journey. The label viewed the first series as the parts and materials laying the groundwork for its future foundations and designs. He believes the pieces exude the elegance and functionality of workwear intertwined with fabrics sourced with care and attention to the environment and affected communities. “We begin our mission to transcend the trend cycle and create clothes that last a lifetime”, believes the brand.
The pioneering collection features vintage wide-leg jeans made with unsold cotton originally woven in Japan, iconic Objects IV Life multi-metal hardware, slanted pockets that extend into the waistband, asymmetric patch patch “thought bubble”, a grossly exaggerated hemline and hand-stamped branding. The Moleskin Shirt Jacket is made from GOTS certified organic cotton, Ecoveo lined sleeves, four pockets, contrast elbow patches, signature bubble left chest pocket with zipped bomber jacket construction, back yoke with breathable mesh underlay and hand-branding embossed, and is lightly padded with 100% recycled polyester insulation padding.
For accessories, an unsold cotton canvas tote bag is made ultra-durable with heavy-duty construction and 100% cotton yarn allowing for greater ease of recycling and fiber separation at the end of the life of the garment. It features internal pockets, hand-stamped branding and reinforced logo stitching, with label branding printed internally to limit additional components that could hinder the garment recycling process, as the brand says. From this series, more will come soon, all touching on Arsham’s beliefs to produce garments with handcrafted quality and selection.
Daniel Arsham dedicates his brand “Objects IV Life” to responsible sourcing and recycling
the principles of daniel arsham in ‘objects IV life’
Inspired by the principles of timelessness and craftsmanship, the artist and founder of the brand has now embarked on an industry characterized by the new and the excess of the disposable, taking up the challenge of amplifying its signature of artist through clothing and to experience the global demands that divide the world. the fashion industry at that time. Yet founding a fashion label doesn’t take Arsham away from his ongoing exploration of the distortion of time. Instead, Objects IV Life seals the expansion of this practice by using unsold fabrics to reinvent perennial style staples, a process of material transformation that fits so well with its opus.
Rejecting the fast pace and dull manufacturing methods of the fashion world informs Arsham to imbue his garments with an artist’s patina, transforming his guiding principle of circularity into both the process and philosophy that Objects IV Life strives above all to responsibly offer clothing made to stand the test of time. Based on the brand’s philosophy, it reinvents fashion through the eyes of an artist by drawing on Arsham’s philosophy refined over decades to generate uniforms that exude the creative personality of the wearer.
His doctrine follows as “half laboratory, half workshop that seeks to radically reinvent the way we dress. Combining in-depth research with design thinking, the brand is creating a new paradigm for personal style.’ The fusion of optimism and radicalism, thoroughness in process, purpose and design give rise to the narrative that Objects IV Life aims to embody, the reframing of everyday clothing as a means of personal rebranding.
Daniel Arsham aims for responsible sourcing and recycling
The principle of responsible manufacturing lies in the way Objects IV Life selects its materials and sources. The brand shares that each piece in Chapter 1 is produced in carefully selected factories in Portugal, Italy and the United States, and that the fabrics have been chosen for their high quality, durability and circular potential. The cotton is dead or organic; polyester is made from recycled materials; natural latex is used instead of its synthetic equivalent. “We use bio-based fabrics such as modal and EcoVerorM viscose, which are produced using environmentally friendly manufacturing methods”, add the mark.
Minimalism articulates the Objects IV life packaging style, using as little material as possible to protect and deliver orders “every step of the process being checked for its environmental credentials”, says the mark. He promises that the boxes are 100% recyclable and made from a minimum of 70% recycled content. Her clothes arrive in 100% recycled LDPE polyethylene bags, and the ink on the boxes is renewable, water-based and made from natural materials. To affirm its concern for the environment, the brand seals its boxes with adhesive paper tape produced without any animal derivatives.
The Act of Philanthropy ticks another box on Arsham and Objects IV Life’s mission list with 1% of all Items IV Life with sales going to The Cooper Union, a New York-based arts and science institution established in 1859 as a free center for learning and civic discourse. As an alumnus of the Cooper Union School of Art and former recipient of the Gelman Trust Scholarship, Arsham is committed to supporting the Cooper Union in its endeavor to restore the institution’s original mission of returning the fees of free tuition for all by 2029.
Moleskin shirt jacket
Wide leg in jeans
Last name: Items IV Life
founder: Daniel Arsham
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June 23, 2022