STRATEAS.CARLUCCI is a new creative collaboration between Australian designers Peter Strateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci, which debuted in the A/W 2013 Season to a very select number of invited buyers in Paris. Strateas and Carlucci studied Communication and Industrial Design respectively, then went on to collaborate on a number of privately commissioned sculptural art pieces before they decided to combine these skills and apply them to the creation of a limited edition series of specially hand-crafted, collectors-item Men’s and Womenswear. STRATEAS.CARLUCCI designs are focused around construction and tailoring, whilst adopting utilitarian elements. The labels vision is to create garments that are timeless through structured and minimal styles. Despite the edgy references to underground sub-cultures and art movements, the garments still have a classic sensibility about them, via the use of high-tech fabrics and sharp cuts and construction. The STRATEAS. CARLUCCI design methodology is unique, in that the designers use opposing forms and meld them into a Neo-Industrial structural hybrid. This is the result of taking geometric shapes and sculpting them through an origami approach of folds, cuts and twists to organic forms, which the designers coin as “Metron-morphosis”. Every garment has a handcrafted element. Whether It be hand-treated fabrications, or handmade details; each item in the collection is individually stamped with it’s own unique number denoting where it belongs in the limited production run. Each garment is adorned by a hand cast piece of jewellery, which changes every season. STRATEAS.CARLUCCI has a vision to bridge the gap between collector and creator. The aim of their Studio is to merge art and design through research and experimentation into other cultural mediums and disciplines and collaborations with other artists and creators. Guided by their interest in the exploration of sculpture and the human form the overall focus of the Label is in the creation of a unique limited garment, interesting fabrications, master craftsmanship and sublime structures and fits.