We would like to invite you to watch our artists Tighe-Mearns-Smith and their new sustainable fashion collection, animation, concept & song: “The Twelve Heads of Cerberus” that was streaming live at Fashion Scout’s digital show for London Fashion on 21 February 2021.
The Twelve Heads of Cerberus is a sustainable fashion collection and concept proposed by Tighe-Mearns-Smith; it marks the transition from the age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius and with such pivotal moments in history reflects upon the idols of society. In true Aquarian form Tighe-Mearns-Smith creatively challenge the authority of those we hold in popular standing as the influencers and idols of our time. Tighe-Mearns-Smith envision a reconstruction of those celebratory names of the past and propose new influential leaders that resonate with the philosopher kings of Plato’s Kallipolis.
Extract from the artists' statement:
Another major notion of the Age of Aquarius and the Era of Redemption is the harmony between human action and the Earth. It is through this cardinal relationship that we put sustainability at the heart of our design for our collection. It is a sad truth that the art industry has such a negative effect on the environment and we work to tackle this. The art industry sets itself a fast pace of production which is both unhealthy for the artist and unsustainable for the environment. We must respect the universe if we are to allow the arts to continue. We cannot liberate ourselves at the demise of the Earth and its inhabitants, this act is anti-art, for without the universe we too are nothing. To tackle this is of the up most importance and we should treat art as a sustainable outlet. Resourcefulness is key in our design. This is achieved through the utilisation of second hand materials and unwanted objects. Through the promotion of employing products that have been abjured, out of use or going to waste we are able to find a balance of creating new without the additional pressure for the continual manufacturing of products and supplies. The high demand of new products must be immediately reduced, these needs can be met by taking advantage of the multitude of resources we already have laying around, waiting for another life. It is through this mentality that we explore the use of unconventional materials. Appropriating unwanted products and wasted materials enables art to work as a vessel for positive environmental impact. Here again we find that balance is of utmost importance, found materials and products must be sought after and utilised at whichever stage is plausible.
Their entire collection is made from 90%+ recycled, upcycled and ‘unsellable’ materials that they have stopped from going to landfill and repurposed them into our design to lead the way for a future of sustainable fashion.
You can also find featured artworks of this fantastic duo inspired by artistic and social movement Redemptionism on our platform.