ffiXXed is a collaborative art and design project initiated by Australian artists/designers Kain Picken and Fiona Lau in Berlin, 2008. Their primary focus is the production of a bi-seasonal prêt a porter fashion label. They have worked together between studio spaces in Berlin, Hong Kong, New York and are currently based in Shenzhen, China where they have recently established an in-house production studio. Exploring a geographically diverse and multidisciplinary approach to design, they often use fashion to frame a wider discussion about contemporary consumer culture, investigating the role clothing and objects play in our constructing our daily lives.
The ffiXXed collections engage traditional garment requirements of comfort and minimal, clean lines as a starting point, creating new and unexpected forms of trans-functionality for every-day basics. They utilise natural fibres and personalised manufacturing processes to address, transcend and stimulate a variety of social and domestic situations.