The It Was Better Tomorrow fashion collection by Central Saint Martins fashion student Benjamin Benmoyal features unconventional materials that have been woven to create colorful, structured garments. Recycled cassette tapes are prominently featured throughout the collection, which catches the light thanks to the natural shininess of the material.
The hand-woven garments also feature recycled yarns and Tencel and take inspiration from the color palettes of artists like James Turrell and Olafur Eliasson, as well as Icelandic landscapes. Other designs that influenced the creation of the optimistic collection include Brutalist architecture, as well as projections that people in the 60s and 70s had about what the future may one day look like.
Image Credit: Benjamin Benmoyal