Habit Habitacle: an art installation about the future of clothing, designed by François Girbaud and presented at the heart of ReMode.
For the inaugural edition of ReMode in Los Angeles, before all the influencers, innovators, visionaries, and watchdogs - these children of the "future to come", François Girbaud presents a prospective installation, an inspirational and reflectional forum on the future of clothing, its role within our society, and a vision for its technical and functional evolution.
Habitat Habitacle is more than just a new clothing concept, it is a projection on the role clothes play in our lives in the street and in the heart of the city. With a focus on outerwear, elements of streetwear, functional clothing, and activewear are woven into this innovative and provocative concept that examines the relationship between living space, climate, and function, proposing a renewed purpose and utility beyond fashion trends and business goals.
Habitat Habitacle is a vision of what design and manufacturing can be. Hybrid garments combining the latest developments in denim and high-tech, sustainable Sensitive® Fabrics, with leather are laser engraved to create unique new textures and fabrics. Cutting-edge manufacturing, which embraces hand-made personalization, is exploited to assemble the pieces.
Today we face unparalleled challenges from climate change and geopolitical upheaval.
Lucy and Jorge Orta's prophetic works in the 1990's already envisaged these changes. Tents in the city or tent cities; we can not remain indifferent to these signs of displacement, the "urban architecture" where tent towns became integrated like real estate. As Habitat Habitacle adapts and incorporates tents into articles of clothing, they gain wider purpose and function, becoming integral to our lives within a personal sphere, so too can we find solutions to integrate and accommodate the displaced within our wider community.