Interieur 2012 uniforms by
Damien Fredriksen Ravn

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Interieur 2012 uniforms by Damien Frederiksen Ravn

Interieur 2012: most design festival helpers are kitted out with branded T-shirts but staff at the Interieur design biennale in Kortrijk, Belgium, wore geometric uniforms by Norwegian designer Damien Fredriksen Ravn, inspired by the event's logo.

Interieur 2012 uniforms by Damien Frederiksen Ravn

Above and top: photographs by Koen Vernimmen

The staff uniforms at Interieur were part of wider idea that this event should be better designed that other design fairs, as curator Lowie Vermeersch explained in an interview with Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs - read a full transcript of the interview here.

Interieur 2012 uniforms by Damien Frederiksen Ravn

Above: photograph by Koen Vernimmen

"I found the angular and geometric logo of the Biennale Interieur very inspiring," Ravn told Dezeen. "I love that it comes from the river flowing through the city, so I wanted to bring that into the design."

Interieur 2012 uniforms by Damien Frederiksen Ravn

Above: photograph by Wouter van Vaerenbergh

The logo is incorporated into the kimono sleeves of the tunic and stretches up the shoulder to the neckline.

Interieur 2012 uniforms by Damien Frederiksen Ravn

"It was very important for me not to sacrifice fashion to uniform, but it was also very important for me to keep the unisex approach - neither too male nor too female," Ravn explained.

Interieur 2012 uniforms by Damien Frederiksen Ravn

Across the breast of the tunic a pattern of gradated triangles is printed onto white Spacer neoprene: a breathable fabric more commonly used in haute couture garments and underwear.

Interieur 2012 uniforms by Damien Frederiksen Ravn

Metallic polyurethane is used on the neckline and for the storage pouch at the front of the garments.

Interieur 2012 uniforms by Damien Frederiksen Ravn

Skirts and shorts are made from black coated jersey and all the fabric is raw-cut to "make it more modern and give it a younger approach", said Ravn. The outfits are completed with opaque black tights and Wulfrun Black Suede Single Sole shoes by British company Underground.

Interieur 2012 uniforms by Damien Frederiksen Ravn

Ravn won a competition to design the uniforms titled Dress a Host(ess)!, which was a collaboration between Interieur and the Flanders Fashion Institute.

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  • DaJuan Hayes

    The models look extremely unhappy. I would be, too.

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheJoyofColor yael berger

    Really love the retro futuristic look and the use of modern fabric. Love the shoes too.

  • Mirza Ali

    I want this outfit for myself too! It’s genius! A reflection of architecture in fashion.

  • mcupcake

    Are they doing a remake of Logan’s Run? That’s what these uniforms remind me of. What’s with the beige-colored kangaroo pouch? I like the practicality but don’t get the color change. You couldn’t put much in there or you’d have this weight pulling at you all day. Sorry but they don’t look unisex to me. I can’t see most guys wanting to wear those without being afraid of getting beaten up… or in this day and age, getting your photo taken have having it posted on Facebook.