Introducing the new WRKDEPT Spring / Summer 2018 Campaign – ‘Made in America’. Photography by Andy Long Hoang. Models are Pierre Kwenders, Arielle Cissy Loé, Dietrich Furst, Yaz Rectify, Fotar Tunteng, Benaiah Dyett, Naomi Hilaire, Tatiana Au Miel, Batty Sandra Benoit, Herve, Idriss Kalongo, Annie. “This season we looked at the various civil and cultural movements of the 1960’s and 1970’s that pioneered a new street style and urban look. For this collection we were particularly inspired by The Black Panther Party, and their adoption of a ‘militarized streetwear’ style, that would become a radical symbol of civil disobedience and simultaneous emancipation.” WRKDEPT
WRKDEPT is the creative offspring of Montreal’s Andy Long Hoang and Tinashe Musara who each have backgrounds in photography and visual arts, and share a mixed Vietnamese-Zimbabwean-Canadian heritage. Their whimsical, unpredictable design philosophy embraces all manner of cultural, historical and ethnological influences to create collections of clothing that express distinct forms, shapes and attitudes adapted from their source material. Made specifically as ready-to-wear street clothing, WRKDEPT’s collections both merge and completely blur any notions separating masculine and feminine sensibilities.
WRKDEPT Spring/Summer 2018 ‘Made in America’
Stylist: Tinashe Musara @ Folio
Beauty: Sophia Chau Hoang, Michael Goyette @ Folio
Models: Pierre Kwenders, Arielle Cissy Loé, Dietrich Furst, Yaz Rectify, Fotar Tunteng, Benaiah Dyett, Naomi Hilaire, Tatiana Au Miel, Batty Sandra Benoit, Herve, Idriss Kalongo, Annie
Special thanks to Simon Fortin @ Bad Bbs Club for the Logo design collaboration