The Peut-Porter Platform: Crafting Narratives. Designing Bodies.
We are an all-female design collective based in Peckham, South London. We firmly believe in garments to be social reactors that have the power to create interactions. Fitting neither into Haute Couture nor Prêt-à-Porter, Peut-Porter forms its own category, interrogating and imagining all that is ‘worn’ in its widest sense.
So what do we do?
We craft characters, narratives and experiences with and for the human body. We create artefacts that investigate body politics and social change through the lens of fashion and technology. We use design and fashion to comment, question and communicate social trends and behaviours. We interrogate, we make, we provoke, we share and we teach.
Peut-Porter works on self initiated research projects as well as collaborations and commissions.
Our work results in:
Garments & Artefacts // Films & Performances // Experiences & Exhibitions // Workshops & Lectures
Who are we?
Alexa Pollmann (Design & Direction)
Alexa has a special interest in design’s cultural impact and the interplay between (hu)man-made and machine technologies. After working in various fields of the fashion industry, Alexa became Designer in Residence at the Design Museum London (2014/15), where she started her own practice with a focus on system thinking and political reinvention. Soon after, she partnered with like-minded Bine and Kat to form Peut-Porter.
Alexa heads the Wearable Futures MA / Accessory & Textile Futures BA progammes at Ravensbourne University London and is visiting researcher at the Royal College of Art from where she holds an MA in Design Interactions.
Bine Roth (Design & Production)
Sabine has a profound knowledge of craft and materials whilst using new technologies as a research method and inspiration to design wearable pieces: Originally trained in jewellery design, she holds a MA in Textiles Mixed Media (RCA) where she started to explore sensory technology. Her talent lies in combining traditional materials with contemporary techniques and in materialising the ephemeral.
Kat Thiel (Design & Curation)
A designer, fashion researcher and curator, Kat’s practice spans various media and looks at fashion through the lens of technology, investigating the tense space between control and agency/comfort and branding; exposing fashion’s impact on social behaviour within technocratic, market driven systems. She holds an MA in Fashion Futures from London College of Fashion, is part of the curatorial team at Fashion Space Gallery in London and lectures at various Universities across the UK.
We worked with and partnered with:
Burberry (Creative Media Department), British Council, Design Museum London, Sadler’s Wells, Siobhan Davies Dance, Museum of London, National Health Service, Goethe Institute Dubai, Center for Arts & Media Karlsruhe, Victoria & Albert Museum.