© 2016 by Timo Tali

DADA 2019

Inspiration for for this collection cones from Dadaism. It was the movement that questioned the aesthetics of art. It was dramatic and shocking. Unusual things were put together, provocative and abstract. Artist’s rejected the logic. Sometimes there was no reason behind the way of doing things. Meaninglessness.

I have used different materials all together, mixed different textures and fabric types. 

The collection's main idea was to recycle old denim and use different challenging materials together. The collection consists of skirts, dresses, trousers and one jumpsuit that are all made from used jeans.  It also includes two hand-knitted sweaters, polyvinyl is used in tandem with other materials.


 The symbol of the collection is a clown. Coulrophobia, or an irrational fear of clowns is a quite common issue, but the purpose of this collection is to also show the traditional, peace-loving and jolly heritage of clown culture. Models look similar to clowns and despite somewhat sinister appearance, they are meant to be perceived as jolly and not scary. 


The collection Next Exit is inspired by street art. The main fabric used for the collection is a white cotton suiting fabric that is used as the base for the hand-painted prints used in the collection. All materials are industry leftovers. All garments in the collection are hand-painted one-of-a-kind items. The collection was sponsored by Skizze Kauplus.


The collection Anima Nostra is inspired by a mythical spirit bird that lives inside every person. It is a symbol of the beauty of the human soul. 


The collection is made from natural materials such as cotton, linen, wool and recycled newspapers. The newspaper was processed, so it could be used for making clothes.

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