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Mar 3, 2013
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New Object Research
(Archetype #001 [001: Shiva Skull Bag)

All designs are directly derived from a linear narrative, which uses metamorphosis to depict the idea of positive change and reform through physical product transformations. This is a story of redemption amongst a group of young hooligans after their savage attack ends the life of a young British Hindu boy. The collection showcases the characters’ individual attempts at not only converting to Hinduism, but becoming Hindu gods. Each outfit within the collection represents a hooligan’s metamorphosis into one of Hinduism’s foremost deities.

However, the aesthetic of their violent past resonates throughout their self-reinvention via the appropriation of military design features. For example, in the case of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and creation, is traditionally depicted wearing a necklace of human skulls. Capturing a metaphorical essence of this narrative, the structure of a traditional military satchel has been re-imagined and engineered into an anatomically precise and functionally practical fabric rendition of a human skull.

Photos via facebook.com/AitorThroupStudio

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