2010 Recipient

Natalie Purschwitz

Natalie Purschwitz

Vancouver
Clothing and Accessories
www.huntandgather.ca

Hunt & Gather is Purschwitz' line of hand-made clothing that bears her signature style, combining the functional with the conceptual. Utilizing used, found and organic materials, her clothes are contemporary and futuristic, while maintaining their hand-made characteristics.



In a year- long research project called Makeshift (September 1, 2009-September 1,2010, Purschwitz wore only clothing and accessories she designed and made herself including her shoes, undergarments and coats, and documented her journey on a blog that gained world-wide attention.



Purschwitz studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design before starting her Hunt & Gather clothing line in 2004. She has designed costumes for live productions and art performances in Canada and around the world including designing the uniforms for Vancouver Vancouver Vancouver, a public art performance that was part of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.



Purshowitz' Hunt & Gather clothing and the Makeshift project are online at www.huntandgather.ca


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newspaper clutch
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random wearables
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makeshift
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accessories
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Natalie Hunt and Gather
(photo: Trevor Brady)


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