Neo-futurism is a utopian architecture movement from the beginning of the 21st century. Its conceptual foundations combine ethics, aesthetics and innovation in a quest for an ideal when its concrete realization gives primacy to form and material. Our coats and jackets are also embodying this quest of ideal of a society where creativity, high technology and sustainable development coexist. Coats with as much regard for substance as for form.
A movement of idealistic architecture
Our aesthetic is inspired by the Neo-futurist movement, a movement that emerges at the dawn of the 21st century mainly in architecture before spreading in design and then in art. Imbued with idealism, this avant-garde movement opposes the gloomy disenchantment with which postmodernist thought is tinged. It is defined by designer Vito Di Bari in his Manifesto of Neo-Futuristic City (2007) as "[…] a cross-pollination of art, cutting-edge technologies and ethical values combined to create a better overall quality of life."
Like its ancestor Futurism, an artistic movement from the beginning of the 20th century from which it draws its fundamental values, Neo-futurism exalts the contemporary world, glorifies urbanity, machines and speed. From the modern human activity from which he is inspired, he seeks to instill a feeling of dynamism, of movement. However, Neo-futurism, unlike its predecessor, advocates harmony and peace, especially with the past that it does not reject. This notion of harmony is essential, especially in the relationship with others, with nature.
“Architecture is the way a person places himself in space.Fashion is about the way you place the object on the person. ”
Neo-futurism has an aesthetic that gives primacy to form and matter. The shapes are often organic or ultra-geometric, a subtle mix between order and chaos, symmetry and asymmetry, between rectilinear and undulating perspectives, between angles and rounds, straight lines and curves. The preferred materials are glass, steel and concrete. Ultimate materials of industrial air, symbolizing the emergence of the city. Cold and raw materials, echoing a certain purity.
Our collections of coats and jackets first transcribe our neo-futurist artistic line physically. Our silhouettes are sculptural and oscillate between graphic cuts and ample volumes, sobriety with sophisticated details. We also pay special attention to the fabrics we use. Often with solid colors and textures, we favor noble and natural or innovative and synthetic materials to match other aspects of Neo-futurism and our convictions.
"I love Zaha Hadid's work, her relationship to creation is deep and goes beyond architecture.
Otherwise, I am fascinated by the work of Iris Van Herpen, its sculptural aesthetic and its multiple technical innovations. "
Our project is also guided by high moral values that we distill in our choices. Our fabrics, in addition to being always healthy and of high quality, are selected to minimize their impact on the environment and with respect for the humans who make them. We make our outerwear in Europe based on two models, avoiding overproduction. Every day, we engage a little more Oblique on the goals of sustainable development.
"What I prefer is certainly the creators who have substance and form,
a concept which is embodied in concrete terms with a lot of consistency.
The architect Shigeru Ban for example, or the fashion designers Jeanne Vicerial and Clara Daguin. "
Finally, our eyes turned to the future we want to forge, we orient Oblique towards the avant-garde. From our innovative fabrics, by their technicality or their appearance, through our creative, artisanal or industrial partners, to our brand universe, we are perpetually in search of a future following our utopia. A heuristic approach based on research, curiosity, a desire to understand and discover what our humanity and our world have to offer to us to be able to create the outerwear of tomorrow.
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