The Clothing of the Blameless: The Jacket for Craven Words
- Single-needle tailored selvedge denim jacket with back-cinch - Hand-stiched tags and button-holes - Made with 12oz Deadstock denim
The Clothing of the Blameless: The Shirt for the Strongest Ally in the Region
- Single-needle tailored triple-stitched work shirt - Hand-stiched tags, gussets and bound buttons - Made with 5oz Japanese selvedge cotton
The Clothing of the Blameless: The Trousers of the American Id
- Single-needle tailored selvedge jeans with adjustable rear seam - Hand-stiched pocket corners, belt loops, tags and button-holes - Made with 14oz Nihon Mills denim
Completely hand-stitched white cotton dress shirt
Construction time: 165 hours
Completely Hand-Stitched Denim Waist Overalls:
Size: Waist: 32 Length: 40
Denim: 12.5 oz Cone Mills Red Line Selvedge
Made using the complete bolt width (no rear or front seams)
Features: single piece fly, waist-cinch, oak buttons and hand-bound buttonholes
Every stitch done by hand by Cameron Foden
Construction time: 97 hours
Made from a piece of shuttle loom wool given to Cameron’s mother whilst doing aid work in Afghanistan in 2001
In February Cameron began an internship within the Raf Simons design team.
In January Cameron moved to Amsterdam to assist Dieter de Cock and his design team at Cold Method.
Completely Hand-Stitched Denim Jacket:
Denim: 11oz deadstock red line selvedge
Features zinc buttons with rampant lions, undercollar padstitched with French canvas, felled seams all round and bias-bound armholes
Construction time: 312 hours
Every stitch done by Cameron Foden
Made in Antwep, Belgium
Vogue Homme International (Fall/Winter 2012)
- Mask from Monsters of Empire styled by Robbie Spencer and photographed by Mario Sorrenti
GQ Style Germany (Fall/Winter 2012)
Sportswear International (July/August 2011)
2nd Bachelor Collection -
“Monsters of Empire” – a series exploring the ills when the clothing of monsters is shrugged off onto men.
The process involved constructing 5 large sculptures (not pictured), for which oversized clothing and accessories were made, these were then taken off the sculptures and worn by men.
- South Africa 1902 – “Obviously all heavy crimson drapes have gilded fringing”
- Londonderry 1972 – “Thankfully most errant rounds don’t hit the belt itself”
- Afghanistan 2001 – “We remove deck-nails like we remove fingernails – slowly.”
- Kenya 1952 – “Terribly sorry, but I cannot understand you – it sounds as if my hands are blocking your throat”
(Backpack not pictured)
- India 1857 – “Now, my son, fetch the cannons and the rope, for I will teach you how we control dissidence”
(Bed Overcoat not pictured)
Images: Stephen Morris
“Monsters of Empire” will be showcased at the Antwerp Academy Show 2011 on the 16/17/18 of June.