Imaginary Foundation's new dresses

Forrest Trans Our friends at the surrealist clothier Imaginary Foundation have launched a new line of women's dresses and tops. The fabric comes from their men's t-shirts patterned using a dye sublimation process that allows for gorgeous graphics without the thick feeling of most screenprints. The dresses and tops are lined with sustainable cotton. They're $60 each.
Imaginary Foundation dresses and tops

12

  1. Not sure why, but their designs look faaar less tacky on a dress than on a t-shirt. The outfit on the left is actually kinda nice.

  2. This reminds me of the contestant on last season’s Project Runway who inexplicably described her style as surrealist.

    To me, the ubiquity of Photoshop has rendered visual surrealism a quaint/nostalgic folk art like quilts and matryoshka.

  3. TENSEGRITY @3, I hear you, but I think digital technology has yielded new opportunities to present, and even live within, visual surreal realities. That’s why I think the ideas of the surrealists are more relevant than ever. Also, he wouldn’t brag about it, but Imaginary Foundation artist Nick Philip is one of the people who pioneered that surreal Photoshop aesthetic.

  4. They look like they came out of a McPhoto print and came in a set with a matching mousepad, calendar and mug.

  5. Frankiefourfingers, that’s kind of horrible. I’m not even sure most “skanky girls” would even understand what surrealism is.

  6. “Also, he wouldn’t brag about it, but Imaginary Foundation artist Nick Philip is one of the people who pioneered that surreal Photoshop aesthetic.”

    I wonder how that could be possibly determined with the amount of similar work out there for many many years across the globe. Photoshop just lends itself to this style so obviously and has been easily accessible since version 4…

    That’s not to diminish Nick’s work at all…it still takes the imagination and aesthetics, no matter what the tools and I really like quite a few of the T-shirt designs.

    A friend of mine has been importing these for her store here in Australia for a couple of years now – I only recently noticed the BoingBoing connection.

Comments are closed.