Projects and Exhibitions
As a creative studio, Triple-Major organizes and curates events or exhibitions to bridge the gaps between the identities of designers, galleries, retailers and customers. In 2009, we curated and organized “Project White T-Shirt”, inviting 31 progressive designers to recreate the white t-shirt, a timeless classic. Project White T-shirt was exhibited in galleries and shops worldwide to raise funds for Designers Against AIDs. Later on, designer label ffiXXed, fashion blogger Facehunter and artist Woog were among many with whom we had collaborations with for our in-house exhibitions. We also curate regular "Nomad Store" projects, bringing labels represented by us with our own designs to different cities around the world, utilizing each city’s local resources and absorbing their characteristics like nomads. These sporadic, short-termed, traveling stores had so-far left their footprints in Hong Kong, Shanghai , Los Angeles, London and Milan.
Triple-Major Shanghai store is currently exhibiting the artist Ya Yi’s first solo exhibition ‘she is not here’. The artworks are delivered through yellow and blue hand paintings depicting various moments that were in time. So here we would like to share with you some facts about it!
“Last week I was mainly trying to work on my design brief. This week, most of my ideas are based on an actual pair of “briefs”. I have always found t-shirts to be unisexy, but for me, a pair of briefs (any kind of jersey underpants) is the fundamental unisexy garment. It is made out of stretchy materials with a simple construction and a basic shape. When I took a pair of briefs apart, its structural elements inspired me to realize that there are so much more I could do, using a pair of briefs as a starting point. Eventually it might not be very recognizable, but features from a pair of briefs could be found in almost all garments, making them the most basic but unisexy clothing articles.
From 11.21 - 12.20, Mao Usami stays at Triple-Major for a one-month design residency. She will be using the in-house studio space of the new store to create unique clothing articles, which will be available for sale at the store afterwards. Over the course of the residency, she will be blogging about her thoughts and experience as well.
From 11.30 - 12.15, Triple-Major Shanghai showcases Digest Design (Beijing) Foundation line's Ready to Wear/ Artistic line collection and photography works by Qiananarchy.
Mao Usami, a recent graduate from Central Saint Martin showcases her graduation collection at Triple-Major Shanghai. The androgynous, well-crafted, PE kits inspired collection titled “Unisexy” has won her the L’Oreal Professional Award at the school’s BA Fashion Show. Gaping crotch, overly long socks, and piled-up fabrics around the waist simulating a big belly have shaped a fun yet nonchalant vibe for the collection, making it completely fresh. The exhibition will showcase most of her works from the collection, as well as materials and questions that leads to it.
As a creative studio, Triple-Major organizes and curates exhibitions, events, pop-up stores bridging the gaps between the identities of designers, galleries, retailers and customers. Nomad Store is Triple-Major’s ongoing retail experiment, bringing labels represented by Triple-Major and it’s own designs to different cities around the world, utilizing each city’s local resources and absorbing their characteristics like nomads. These sporadic, short-termed, traveling stores had so-far left their footprints in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Los Angeles and London. Milan’s Nomad Store marks the fifth stop of the traveling project.
“La Grande Bouffe” project comes from a meeting with Wok Store owners in Paris. The idea of working together lies at the bottom of Temporary Pop-up Store where Federica Zambon and Simona Citarella, managers of the Wok Store, will present a selection of emerging italian designers at Triple-Major.
All brands of this event will bring to the Asiatic costumers not only their collection but also some exclusive creations for Men & Women realized in a team work and inspired by the Italian-French movie “La Grande Bouffe” (1973) In the capsule collection designers use materials with a retrò style, like straw and bright colours for a casual but refined man; whereas for woman they prefer a transparent effect thanks to the use of PVC and organdie.
Isis Gallery and Triple-Major of Beijing are very pleased and excited to present Nomad Store in London during London Fashion Week February 16th to 23rd, 2012.
Triple-Major is a Beijing based multi-disciplinary project helmed by Ritchie Chan that beautifully encapsulates the exciting global worldview of young Chinese people today. Although essentially a fashion collective producing their own collections and presenting them internationally, Triple-Major is very concept driven and invites international artists to install work in their three story space in the old hutong district of this most exciting of 21st Century cities. Additionally they helm the Nomad Store, which appears in different cities across the world. Previous emergings have included Los Angeles (Jul 29th-Aug 14th 2011), Shanghai (Jan 11th-Jan 22nd 2010) and Hong Kong (Nov 24th-Nov 30th 2010). This is the first time that Nomad Store has come to London, in a perfect clash with London Fashion Week.
ilivetomorrow opened a brand new concept store, Signed-by, on 43 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. The space is designed by Nicola Borg-Pisani [dAZ[ Office for Architecture Design and Urban Experiment and Benjamin Salabay. Signed-By proposes an unique experience in design, fashion, architecture and other creative mediums. The concept store brings experimental and innovative designs from labels like Droog Design, Molo Design and Jaime Hayon exclusively to Hong Kong. Unique art, design and fashion publications as well as experimental videos and music could also be found at Signed-by. Concept store and label, Triple-Major, was invited by ilivetomorrow to have a short-term fashion section at Signed-by, called "Triple-Major Habitat." It offered progressive fashion designers from around the world, such as Fabrics Interseason, Pelican Avenue, Mundi, Daniel Palillo as well as Triple-Major's in house label.
The Nomad Store is Triple-Major's ongoing retail experiment that attempts to fit into the local environment wherever it goes, challenging traditional criteria for stores along the way. Each Nomad Store appropriates local elements and attempt to fit it's local environment. The previous 2 nomad stores happened in Hong Kong and Shanghai, LA will be the 3rd stop. The Nomad store in LA is Taco Del Triple-Major, simulating a taco stand, which is ubiquitous around LA.