With the inspiration of Taiwanese old school general store, INF 21AW “Time Machine “incorporated Grunge Art element into retro design with modern twist including the classic TTL (Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation) plates. With Kuo Wei’s admiration for The father of Grunge Art – David Carson, he showcase his Postmodernism artistic black humor through the process of deconstruction, rebellion and unfinished design techniques.
As always, INF revolutionize the traditional design drawing from constant reconstruction so as to come up his versatile series “One for all” together with Grunge Art style leaving the fabric untrimmed as high light. The pattern has several design revamps of convenience storefront outlook and logo adding Chinese characteristics, ink splashing, grease staining arrangement. With the aim of provoking black humor through Grunge Art design, you will find detail of electric embroidery taglines like “High end couture, craftmanship, made to measure, unique and original and quality guarantee”.
In order to achieve more comfortable wearing experience, the cutting pattern is based on the cylindrical and oversize silhouette, but we have carefully designed the ingenuity at the joint of the side seam and the sleeve: the side cutting will narrow down gradually until it reaches the joint of the sleeve in a straight line. Narrowing allows the overall visual to maintain the oversize looseness and rebellious feeling, but it can also bring out a slim fit feeling without losing the classic atmosphere of a formal shirt.
Inspired by the convenience stores and hypermarkets in the mid-20th century of Taiwan's retail industry, various symbols are generated in response to the product safety era, such as barcodes for goods, date of manufacture and indication of ingredients are embroidered on the clothes by electric embroidery, just like meme culture on the Internet nowadays. It not only has a humorous and satirical effect on the times, but also let the white simple shirts looks more refined and full of story. It represents the spirit of progress of the next generation like a declaration for old age. The models holding various old-fashioned children’s toys represent progress. Without forgetting the concept and spirit of the old era, the entire series runs through the white is the new black- "WHITE IS NEW BLACK".
Do Not Bleach
Do Not Tumble Dry