by FEMAIL x Prairie Underground
You’re invited in to feast at a table of color, collage and performativity.
The debut of the latest collection by FEMAIL using reconstructed garments from the archive of Prairie Underground. A series of collage inspired by the collection will be on view alongside an installation in the boutique space.
About the Collaboration:
Femail is boundless creativity overflowing with joy. A reconnection to youthful optimism. Taking pleasure in every task.
Their use of found garments expands conventional notions of apparel construction and sustainable manufacturing. Their practice is a design challenge to the world.
By making something winsome from the leftovers of society, they represent the future of art and commerce.
For this exhibit, they reconstructed sales samples from Prairie Underground’s archive to create a unique collection of pieces with a different outlook. New propositions for getting dressed.
Camilla Carper and Janelle Abbott are FEMAIL—two friends who mail clothing and art back and forth between California and Washington state in order to collaborate together, though remotely.
FEMAIL is excited, if not honored, to be working with Prairie Underground through their FEMAIL X Collaborative Services program – designed to assist companies in reducing back stock and waste, FEMAIL X has taken upon themselves to reinvent older work by Prairie Underground, transforming it into new visions for fashion manufacturing that is both sustainably and ethically sound, as well as environmentally low impact.
FEMAIL admires Prairie Underground’s commitment to using organic materials and fair trade labor.
About Prairie Underground
Prairie Underground is femme-focused design house based in Georgetown, committed to ethical and sustainable apparel. Their clothing is inspired by handmade clothing and uniforms that offer utility in self-expression. They regularly collaborate with artists, musicians and designers and host a number of events in their headquarters that are free and open to the public.
FEMAIL x Prairie Underground, 2017