Benjamin Benmoyal makes garments from recycled cassette tapes - architecture and design

Benjamin Benmoyal makes garments from recycled cassette tapes



Central Saint Martins fashion student Benjamin Benmoyal drew on his years in the Israeli army to design this collection of "utopian" garments, hand-woven from fabrics made of recycled cassette tapes.
The fashion collection, called It Was Better Tomorrow, comprises a range of structural garments patterned with colourful stripes and complete with boxy wigs, all boasting an iridescent sheen thanks to their unconventional material.
Benmoyal hand-weaved the tape from discarded video and cassette tapes with recycled yarns and Tencel ? a fibre made from wood pulp ? on a loom to create the fabrics.

He based the collection's colour palette on the vibrant works of artists such as James Turrell and Olafur Eliasson, as well as the bright colours he saw when travelling across Iceland. He also took design cues from brutalist architecture located across his hometown of Paris to achieve a "utopian and optimistic visual concept", including Les Espaces d'Abraxas, Picasso's Arenas, the Cretan Cabbage buildings and the Organs of Flanders.
This informed the structural shapes that each of the garments take, including wide, flared trousers, protruding collars in geometric shapes and boxy shoulder-pads.

It Was Better Tomorrow was built on Benmoyal's desire to feel "less pessimistic about our world" after his time spent in the army working as a commando paratrooper.
"After high school I was completely lost in my life, I failed many things and needed to prove to ...
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