CHEW BY CHU
Born 19th April 1995, Portuguese
How do we associate our bodies with anonymous designs such as a vegetable peeler, a juicer or a funnel? Through visionary and colorful pop accessories, Clara re-imagined textures of the edible by re-appropriating mundane kitchenware and mixing mass production with the hand-crafted. Her collection idea started from her eagerness to transform an everyday object like Tupperware. She wanted to re-engineer this iconic, repeatedly casted lunch box into a form of fashion accessory. Together with traditional leather bag making techniques and transforming household objects like water bottles, ice-cube trays and jar openers, Clara portrays a playful and eccentric accessories translation.
ITS Responsible Accessories Award powered by Allianz
The ITS Responsible Accessories Award powered by Allianz will assign to an Accessories or Jewelry finalist a cash prize of €10,000 and a Tutorship on Responsible Creativity.
Fashion Revolution will organize responsible tailor made creativity mentorships for both winners, which will be delivered by the Fashion Open Studio team.
To the finalist who presented a testament to the transformative powers of creativity. What to others is discarded trash becomes mind-expanding raw material. This project manages to transform kitchenware and household objects like water bottles, ice-cube trays and jar openers, plus the humble Tupperware lunch box, into a colorful collection of fashion accessories that are fun as they are useful, with an eccentric twist. By doing so, it gives a pop spin to the responsible art of recycling.