Pestle & Mortar Fall/Winter 2018 Collection: As Above, So Below
Home grown fashion label, Pestle & Mortar Clothing, brought it to the streets to debut their latest ‘As Above, So Below’ FW 18 Collection by switching the way Malaysians commute. While in New York you have subways that take you to downtown, they partnered with Prasarana Malaysia, SOCAR and Touch n’ Go Digital (TNGD) to reveal the collection with a bold fashion show in the LRT as the train speeds along from Kelana Jaya station to Pasar Seni Station. The #MultiflexFriday campaign aims to bring life and party to your everyday commute which kickstarted at the Kelana Jaya LRT station.
Throughout the year, #MultiflexFriday will run programmes including live music, dance and even stand up comedy planned on trains and other modes of local public transport at intervals to surprise commuters with fun and light-hearted entertainment to make their journey fun and exciting.
Their latest collection draws inspiration from the integration of East and West, dark and light. Looking into Bosozoku & Delinquent aesthetic for their key pieces, Pestle & Mortar keeps true to their local design values by adding unmistakably Malaysian motives and symbols.
They combined the Outrun and Cyberpunk aesthetics with traditional Japanese styling that sets in the dystopian “Neo Future”. Think, Blade Runner 1982 with more emphasis on the the cooler tone lights and Asian literature. Looking into their lookbook, if Malaysia went through a pop culture and fusion apocalypse with Anime characters, it will look just like the campaign. Instead of the usual Fuji-san concept, Mount Kinabalu is featured in the “East Coast Swing” Tee inspired from the Japanese style woodblock carving. Chinese replaces the Japanese Kanji in all of their major pieces and they’ve even successfully fit a “kapcai” scooter into the collection as well as custom Nyonya print underbelly as “scales” to smoothly blend local style with a contrasting layout for their TayTay bomber.