GmbH Presents Three-Part "Rituals of Resistance" Project for Spring 2021

Looking “at how fashion can be a progressive force.”

By
Fashion
1,468 Hypes 1 Comments

With all fashion weeks disrupted due to COVID-19, Berlin-based label GmbH took the opportunity to break away from the traditional model to present its Spring 2021 collection as one part of its “Rituals of Resistance” project.

This project features two short films, the Guest on Earth film released by GmbH earlier this month and Season of Migration to the North, a film by artist Lars Laumann with activist Eddie Esmail. Alongside these films, GmbH’s Spring 2021 collection was presented through an accompanying lookbook.

The collection itself features a number of GmbH’s signature motifs, particularly the brand’s double zip construction. Originally inspired by German carpenter uniforms, the feature is here used on trousers and shorts in vegan leather, while vegan leather shirting and organic cotton vests feature built-in harnesses. Elsewhere, the brand has tranfomed its Chappal loafer into velvet mules, while a range of jewelry pieces have been designed in collaboration with Panconesi.

Announcing the collection, GmbH founders Serhat Isik and Benjamin Huseby explained how lockdown had influenced its creation. “We discovered that the limitations forced a new sense of focus on what GmbH is, our ideals and what the GmbH wardrobe consists of. All the styles are based on familiar GmbH staples, mixing our cultural heritage and the city of Berlin with formality, uniforms, fetishes and stereotypes.”

The film Season of Migration to the North tells the story of Eddie Esmail, an LGBTQI+ activist who staged a fashion show in Khartoum, Sudan in 2010. Esmail and other members of the fashion show were arrested by the Sudanese police for being gay, leading him to flee the country.

GmbH chose to showcase Season of Migration to the North as the work focuses on topics including race, migration, LGBTQ+ rights and fashion which have always been central to the label’s work. The three-part project, including the film, was described by GmbH as “experimenting with how fashion can be a progressive force.”

For more from this season’s digital Paris Fashion Week, take a look at Casablanca’s SS21 collection.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Here Is sacai's Nike Pegasus Vaporwaffle SP "Black/Summit White/Pure Platinum" on Foot
Footwear

Here Is sacai's Nike Pegasus Vaporwaffle SP "Black/Summit White/Pure Platinum" on Foot

Doubling up on every detail.

FACETASM's SS21 Is a Personal Reflection on Happy Memories
Fashion

FACETASM's SS21 Is a Personal Reflection on Happy Memories

With a new emphasis on structured garments.

Vivica A. Fox Discusses ‘Kill Bill 3’ Casting
Entertainment

Vivica A. Fox Discusses ‘Kill Bill 3’ Casting

Adding fuel to the speculation surrounding a new film.


Steph Curry and Under Armour's Second Golf Collection
Fashion

Steph Curry and Under Armour's Second Golf Collection

Featuring the Curry 6 spikeless golf shoes.

Yohji Yamamoto Spring 2021 Collection Tweaks Elegant Time-Honored Silhouettes
Fashion

Yohji Yamamoto Spring 2021 Collection Tweaks Elegant Time-Honored Silhouettes

Emphasizing elongated construction, light layers and dark shades.

LI-NING References Chinese Heritage, Archive Designs and Skate Culture for SS21
Footwear

LI-NING References Chinese Heritage, Archive Designs and Skate Culture for SS21

Presenting the XUAN KONG, EXD 2021 BOOM, and WAVE ZEN.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.