Spring-Summer 2023


Photovoltaic Fashion

Vital radiance Movement,

Engine of life

Dynamics of autonomy Pragmatics and poetics of energy

Solar energy, piezoelectric energy, human energy. This is our question-answer to the current crisis.

The basis of this collection is an existential question that we asked ourselves: can the human being turn to himself and draw on his own resources to create his own energy?

Our answer is in the new Couture or Techno Couture. We have to look for the solution in our own strengths, in our movements and in what surrounds us. On the one hand, the sun can recharge our batteries (in a figurative sense), but also in a purely utilitarian way with photovoltaic energy. On the other hand we have piezo energy, generated by movement. We have been looking for ways to integrate extremely thin and flexible photovoltaic elements and piezo elements into sewing parts. How to store the energy thus produced to recharge our indispensable smartphones, directly in the garment or through the shoes? In a word, how to actively involve Couture in the solution of our daily problems? The most important message for us is that everyone, at his or her own small scale, can produce his or her own energy and reduce the common electrical consumption. The idea of this collection is that each of us becomes an energy element that holds part of the solution to the current energy problem.

Text by Lydia Kamitsis