Martin Bonney「INTERCONNECTEDNESS」|永續時尚之旅

|Category:Textile design
|Material:Cotton with Silk thread
|Technique:Machine Embroidery and Natural Indigo dyed and Graphite
|City, Country:London, United Kingdom

Martin Bonney_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

/Artist 藝術家/

A dedicated Ph.D. candidate at the Royal College of Art and a Fellow at the Royal Anthropological Institute, Martin is deeply invested in researching sustainable Craft futures. This focus lies in exploring craft artisans through craft-assembled communities and their practices, processes and products amidst the urgency of the global climate crisis. Beyond academia, Martin is an active craft practitioner, specialising in embroidery and diverse mediums. Previously, a Lecturer in Charge at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, he led the BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles program. Overseeing a variety of academic responsibilities from curricular to administration and programme design contributing to global fashion within the cultural context of Southeast Asia.


Perspectives on Tradition and Future, Sustainability and Fashion, and Life.

Tradition and Future, Sustainability and Fashion, and Life" encapsulates the dynamic interplay between our intertwined heritage and the imperative for innovation beyond conventional human thought to bolster environmental consciousness. Fashion serves as the nexus of this intricate web, gracefully bridging diverse industries and sectors, symbolising the essence of our human existence. It evokes a harmonious synthesis of our joint wisdom, poised to guide us towards forward-thinking, positive futures. Rooted in a steadfast commitment to sustainable practices, it celebrates the vibrancy and resilience of life itself.


Martin Bonney_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

The Concept and Description of the Work

In this critical juncture of our existence, we confront the profound impacts of human progress and the comforts of modern life, resulting in planetary devastation. Despite our unparalleled access to knowledge and global connectivity, we grapple with 'wicked problems'—complex challenges stemming from geographical, historical, socio-cultural, economic, and ecological factors. Amidst this complexity, the embroidery work beckons us to pause, entranced by the indigo dye and the circular pattern, offering a moment of serenity. Within this tranquility, we contemplate: How do we unravel the intricate web we've woven into the fabric of our world? This delicate craft inspires introspection on our interconnectedness and the urgent imperative to address our shared challenges. Together, let us pause and envision a more sustainable and harmonious future, one where the threads of our existence are stitched with care and compassion.