Celebrating Barcelona’s diverse community through upcycled fashion – a Thinkover & Pink monkey project

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Clothing plays a huge role in constructing and expressing our identities. It’s a language of expression, a visual demonstration of ourselves, of who we want to be and how we want to be perceived by other people.

This project was born to explore and celebrate the broad spectrum of self-expression through fashion and community. Two artists joined together with their own clothing brands: Thinkover and http://corefitnessnyc.com/testimonials?_escaped_fragment_ Pink monkey. From East Europe and the Caribbeans, they are both immigrants in a city where many souls have found their homes. What brought them together is the love for freedom of expression. 

Their clothes are made from leftovers and used textiles, they are playful, brave and sometimes sexy, pushing against the conventional limits of dressing, blurring the lines of cultures, sexual identities and genders.

Photo by Julia Malinowska

The garments in this collection were made by mixing textile scraps, vintage fabrics, jeans and second-hand clothes. The designers presented 10 different looks for 10 models from different backgrounds, personalities and life stories. They wanted these differences to be part of the concept following an aesthetic unity between the looks.

The aim of the project is to create a collective experience completed with a fashion show on the Rambla del Raval in Barcelona.

The clothes and models tell a story of reconsidering fashion as a playful tool to express who we are. Forget the traditional rules where skirts and dresses are for women and suits and ties for men. By degendering fashion, we allow ourselves to explore our own styles, be confident in ourselves, and wear clothing that empowers us, free from restraints and generally accepted norms. In a world where society wants to put each of us in a box, this project wants to open the door to curiosity, inclusion and respect, redefining the way we think about gender and fashion.

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Photo by Julia Malinowska
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Photo by Julia Malinowska
Photo by Julia Malinowska
Photo by Julia Malinowska
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Photo by Julia Malinowska
Photo by Julia Malinowska
Photo by Eleni Reynera
Photo by Eleni Reynera
Photo by Juanca
Photo by Julia Malinowska
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Photo by Julia Malinowska
Photo by Juanca
Photo by Juanca
Photo by Juanca
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Photo by Eleni Reynera
Photo by Eleni Reynera
Photo by Eleni Reynera
Photo by Eleni Reynera
Photo by Julia Malinowska
Photo by Juanca