The collaboration between artist Hermann Josef Hack and no_editions continues with a release of the JOIN(T) series, that connect Hack’s original artworks and paintings with no_editions dresses.
For this collaboration Hermann Josef Hack created 3 elongated versions of his ‘ Climate Life Vest ’ artworks / paintings on tarp, to be worn over no_editions dresses, joined together by an Argentium silver belt.
The original artworks are worn and carried into the public – a new, responsible luxury and a personal statement by it’s wearer, relating to the content and message of the artwork
Different to most collaboration between fashion and art, that copy or transfer artworks directly on clothing and accessories, the integrity of the artworks by Hermann Josef Hack is not compromised – they are used in their original state, material and intended context and are not permanently joined to or part of the clothing.
The first 3 dresses of the JOIN(T) series will be available exclusively at the no_editions store in Milan ( no_editions Milan, Via P. Verri 5, open 10-7 daily, T. +39 366 9896063 ) and online at www.noeditions.com
no_editions will donate all profits from these series to UNFCCC certified climate protection projects.
Hermann Josef Hack and no_editions started their collaboration presenting the Manifesto di Milano, September 13, 2018 in Milan – a declaration of positive climate action. A live performance by Hack in front of the no_editions store in Milan invited the public audience to take part and join the new movement to protect our climate by sustainable fashion.
International operating German artist Hermann Josef Hack founded the GLOBAL BRAINSTORMING PROJECT in 1991, since that time his artworks deal with the social impacts of global change.
“ As climate change is a cultural issue, the solution can only be found within culture ”
“ Art and the fashion/luxury industry shape our culture, provide role models and influence our lifestyle – let’s make our culture a culture of climate protection – let’s make fashion a climate protection – let’s make climate protection a fashion ”
The manifesto highlighted the importance of fashion as part of the necessary, fundamental cultural change, and the significant impact of the fashion and textile industry on greenhouse gas emissions – currently, total greenhouse gas emissions from textile production (at 1.2 billion tonnes annually) are more than those of all international flights and maritime shipping combined, according to the UN Climate Change organization, and emissions from textile production are expected to rise by more than 60 percent by 2030.
Christian Niessen + Nicole Lachelle, founders no_editions :
“ There was a great response to the Manifesto performance and many in the audience engaged in longer conversations – we could see there is definitely a strong concern about climate change. We all, as part of a large, global industry need to individually come forward with positive and smart solutions to engage customers and propose sustainable solutions that are enjoyable, beautiful and desirable.
no_editions was founded based on responsible design and production principles – uniqueness, waste-reduction, incentives to recycle and the integration of artisanal craftsmanship with modern technology – for us this is not just words on a T-shirt or a marketing slogan, but an integral part of what we actually do and that is inherent to our products.
The new JOIN(T) series offer the possibility to participate in sustainable luxury and to acquire something uniquely special, a real artwork, and wear it as a statement for specific occasions – a festival, event, a red carpet or when ever it feels right – it could be seen as a new approach to couture….
Hermann Josef Hack‘s Climate Life Vests, new paintings and the JOIN(T) series dresses are presented at the no_editions store until October 25.
( no_editions Milan, Via P. Verri 5, open 10-7 daily, T. +39 366 9896063 )
Hermann Josef Hack
no_editions / Nicole Lachelle + Christian Niessen
T. +39 366 9896063