Neither into haute couture nor prêt-à-porter, design platform, Peut-Porter has formed its own fashion category by interrogating and imagining all that is ‘worn’ in its widest sense. It believes that garments are social reactors with the power to create vision and specialise in crafting characters, narratives and experiences with, and for, the human body.

Working within Garments & artefacts / Films & performance / Experiences & exhibitions / Workshops & lectures, Peut-Porter initiates research projects as well as collaborations and commissions that interrogate, make, provoke, share and teach. Inherently future facing, it creates artefacts that investigate body politics and social change through the lens of fashion and technology; clients include: Design Museum London, Burberry, V&A, Royal College of Art and University of the Arts London.

Founder of the platform, Alexa Pollmann works in design and direction. Originally a fashion designer, Alexa leads the Wearable Futures MA at Ravensbourne College London and holds a Master in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art. She describes her work as ‘design culturing’ and – while her practice is body-centric – she constantly seeks to challenge the current notion of ‘wear’.

Working in design and production, Sabine Roth has a profound knowledge of craft and materials while using new technologies as a research method and inspiration to design wearable pieces. Holding an MA in Textiles Mixed Media (RCA), her talents lie in combining traditional materials with contemporary techniques, and in materialising the ephemeral.

A designer, fashion researcher and curator, Kat Thiel’s practice looks at fashion through the lens of technology, investigating the tense space between control and agency/comfort and branding; exposing fashion’s impact on social behaviour within technocratic, market-driven systems. Armed with an MA in Fashion Futures from London College of Fashion, she’s part of the curatorial team at Fashion Space Gallery and lectures at universities across the UK.