Striking print shirts from This is Not Clothing
Stylefile: Artist Jam Sutton gets shirty and eco clothing from Clare
Print shirt (€185) by the Coventry-based visual artist Jam Sutton.
This striking print shirt (€185) is by the Coventry-based visual artist Jam Sutton from a collection called The Fall of Paradise from his concept brand This is Not Clothing. Known for collaborations with musicians Pharrell Williams and Steve Aoki, Sutton’s work spans photography, film, technology, sculpture and fashion, fusing a passion for contemporary culture with visual art.
His striking David and Goliath sculpture in Carrara marble of an adolescent kicking the head of Goliath off its plinth, a new take on classical tradition, is one of the many selected pieces in the On A Pedestal exhibition currently at Castletown House in Co Kildare, but due to move to Dublin Castle from September 8th.
Sutton started his brand as a way of combining his interests in art, fashion and technology, the clothing becoming a wearable canvas for his art. Visit jamsutton.com
A knitting studio near Doolin, Co Clare, not only sells the beautiful garments made there, but gives visitors insights into its workings and the slow process involved in creating products from natural yarns that include cashmere, superfine merino and blends. Diarmuid Neilan’s Ekotree visitor centre produces chunky Aran sweaters and cashmere wraps, scarves and mittens and has a strong environmental policy. The centre has stunning views of the surrounding landscape and seascape on the Wild Atlantic Way and visitors are encouraged to meet the makers, learn about the processes involved – yarn selection and specialised knitting techniques – as well as shop the ranges for women, men, home and gifts. Visit ekotree.ie