A collaboration among The Social Outfit, a Dance social enterprise, Artists and mainstream fashion brands (for deadstock), Kinetic Bloom sees the release of three exclusive prints and an incredible array of beautiful designs. Working with young people from refugee communities as well as engaging multi-disciplinary artists in celebration of the diversity of Australia’s creative industries, Kinetic Bloom incorporates prints from female artists, Louise Zhang and Gunjan Aylawadi and a collaborative print from 12 students at Fairfield High School’s Intensive English Centre.
Recycled fabrics and trims from brands including Cue, Romance Was Born, Seafolly and Alice McCall have been used in this collection and The Social Outfit believes that the deadstock materials used to make their collections has saved over five tonnes of textile waste from landfill to date.The Social Outfit has also teamed up with dance social enterprise Groove Therapy in a coming together of shared values and ethos. The dance company members who work with marginalised communities including refugees, at risk youth and people with dementia are the faces of The Social Outfit’s Spring/ Summer campaign, photographed by Levon Baird and styled by Peter Simon Phillips.
The Social Outfit is a social enterprise and ethical fashion label which provides training and employment in clothing production, retail and design to refugee and new migrant communities.The label's unique pieces tell incredible human stories and is manufactured on-site from their 188 King Street, Newtown, Sydney home, where you can also purchase any of the pieces. Or visit them online from anywhere.The Social Outfit has so far provided training in specialised sewing programs to over 243 people and employ over 23 people from refugee communities.