From the box insert written by artist Andrea Zittel
"Rudi Gernreich's designs challenged the elitism of the fashion system by embracing comfort, practicality, and accessibility. Rudi said he wanted to create a "utility principle"
that would take our minds off how we look, allowing us to focus on more important matters. For this he is my hero. And even though my own designs for living are often highly experimental, I infuse them with a similar practicality. For instance, I wear a personal uniform every day for a season at a time, and I believe that garments should be durable, comfortable, and versatile. But that doesn't mean they can't also be inspired. Some of the most innovative elements in Gernreich's designs are his uses of pattern. In tribute, I've created a series of textile patterns that draw on social patterns, patterns of daily life, patterns created by natural forces and patterns derived from creative manipulation"
The balaclava was made for armed forces fighting in frozen weather, it has become a symbol of rebellion and revolt.
Made by Rudi Gernreich, Ready-to-wear line, 2021
100% Extra-Fine Virgin Merino Wool
Dimensions: 11 width x 17 inches high (28 x 43.5 cm)
One size fits all and is reversible.
Gift box included
Edition of 100 signed but not numbered