A collaboration between textile designer Ýrúrarí and the clothing collection of the Red Cross of Iceland, working with unsellable sweaters who got unlucky in their previous lives. With diverse textile techniques, experiments and play the sweaters get their value back and a brand new unique look.
Ýrúrarí showcases the results of the project Sweater sauce in the Red cross stores at Laugavegur 12 and the Red cross store by Hlemmur in new and evolved Design March 24-27. June! The sweaters will then go out for a walk down Laugavegur on the Saturday 27th of June in a preventionfashionshow directed by Snæfríður Sól. The show will end in the Kolaportið in gallery FLÆÐI at 3:00 PM! The fashion show will be live on Instagram at @yrurari and @raudacrossbudirnar accounts.
Textile designer Ýr Jóhannsdóttir, or Ýrúrarí, works in collaboration with the Red cross of Iceland with unsellable sweaters that come into their clothing collections. Most of the sweaters have undergone human everyday incidents that leave permanent traces on the fabric, which brings them to the Red cross clothing collection.
Ýr takes unusual approaches in the process of fixing and changing the sweaters were sauce stains get a new look and holes, lints, smudges, snags and spots become part of history in a remade unique sweater. When looking through the sweaters it leads the mind to the backstory of them and what encounters made those visible leaking stains. The act of uncarefully eating hot dogs is one of the main reasons for those stains which became the theme of the project Sweater sauce.
Designer Ýr Jóhannsdóttir graduated with a BA in textile design in 2017 but started working with knitting and the sweater-form in 2012. Ýr is known for playfulness and humour mixed with practicality in her work but her sweaters have cached attention both in Iceland and internationally. In previous years Ýr’s work has moved in more sustainable directions in her material choices and themes with underlying thoughts and awareness for textile consumption