Unisex Fashion Goes Army Surplus for Spring 2011 (Photos)


Tunji Dada Spring 2011 Collection. Photo: Alan Ritter

From army surplus fabrics and a blend of latex and organic cotton, Tunji Dada gets playful with sustainable textiles for Spring 2011. As seen on Eco Hookups, the New York-based designer's "Furbished: Refurbished Spring 2011 Neo-Sex Collection" merges seasonal unisex clothing items with classic jackets for any season--available made to order, in a variety of colors.According to Nurlana Ahmadova, operations manager at Tunji Dada, the collection represents the excess created by a "relentless" seasonal fashion schedule through the use of surplus materials--70%, of the collection, was made with vintage poly-blend army tents and recoup cotton shirts.


Photo: Alan Ritter

The rubberized jackets are hand made to order with a blend of biodegradable natural latex--that breaks down in sunlight and water--and organic cotton, sourced from South Carolina and California.


Photo: Alan Ritter

Garments are manufactured locally in Tunji Dada's studio and in New York's Garment District; all dyeing is performed in-house with Dharma Trading natural dyes.


Photo: Alan Ritter

Photo: Alan Ritter

Photo: Alan Ritter

Photo: Alan Ritter

Currently, the collection has yet to appear in retail stores, but can be purchased from their soon-to-launch website or their showroom in New York City, located at 2 Bond Street. Prices range from $180 for shirts to upwards of $3,000 for custom-ordered jackets.

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