Vintage Boilersuit ‘VMP10’
Boilersuit ‘VMP10′ is a vintage piece of work-wear re-imagined by Tom of Holland. This suit has been creatively repaired using traditional hand-stitching techniques, naturally-dyed cotton, linen, and silk fabrics, and quality silk thread. This is a one-off piece of fine craft, suitable for display, framed or unframed.Read More
- Product Details
This boilersuit forms part of the Visible Mending Programme, and is recorded in Tom of Holland’s Visible Mending Programme Log Book; the serial number VMP10 is hand-stitched on the inside and comes with a description of materials and techniques used.
Tom of Holland, also known as Tom Van Deijnen, a Dutch maker based in Brighton. When making his pieces, Tom seeks to question the idea that mending must look ‘like new’ to be beautiful. He achieves this by creating highly visible repairs, based on contrasting colours and textures. The paint stains and the marks on the hand- dyed fabric has been thoughtfully juxtaposed, to reinforce the presence of the other. The prominence of each repair adds a layer of history to each piece, a conspicuous ‘pattern-of-use’ that highlights the points of wear and tear. There is a sense of the uncanny in Tom’s work; an understanding that someone - long past and forgotten - has worked in, and truly worn this piece of clothing.
Centre of neck to sleeve cuff: 84cm
Chest width: 58cm
Leg inside seam: 78cm
Shoulder to leg cuff: 160cm
Vintage cotton and silk
Wash in cold water with a gentle detergent. Do not dry-clean.
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