Dutch multidisciplinary designer Jetty van Wezel is combining her talents and background in both Fashion and Illustration to protest against the domination of disposable and fast-paced fashion we as a culture devote our lives.
Titled NEWSHIRT, Jetty van Wezel’s latest project compares the attitudes regarding the cultural ideologies of our consumerist society and our obsession with fashion to the ease of disposability of a newspaper. By carefully constructing crisp t-shirts out of world news headlines, Jetty produces aesthetically pleasing yet intellectually stimulating work, implementing a beautiful balance of colour, line and composition through the striking imagery featured.
Inspired by her experience in fashion design, the process of careful folding has been apparent throughout her work in regards to exploring concepts for potential designs. “I’m more interested in producing inspiration for fashion and pattern design than making the real garment,” states Jetty, explaining her distinctive choice of medium and further detailing her fascination with transforming yesterday’s paper into meaningful crafts. The silhouette of the t-shirt is used deliberately due to its iconic nature, detailing the perfect symbol to portray the reimagining of these newspaper headlines, arguably and ironically valued more when folded into fashion.
The NEWSHIRT project both campaigns against the snack-culture of the modern day and prompts the realisation that the power of print should not be discarded after a hasty flip through but rather considered with urgent concentration.