"We saw collars as a simple way to transform your pre-existing wardrobe," explains Christine Rhee of Eleven Objects to Dazed Digital. "It really paved the way for our brand philosophy, creating pieces that transform the clothing that you already own." Based in New York, Rhee and creative partner Linh Thi Do met at Doo.Ri and realised they had sat next to each other during a Summer program at Parsons in 2001.
"Our pieces are designed to seamlessly become part of your outfit. Both of our backgrounds are in clothing so we’ve always approached Eleven Objects with that mindset."
Eleven Objects' first season was for A/W11, a fragmented wardrobe of 'garment-based accessories', or elements of clothes that can be mixed with other pieces to create something totally different – a jewellery approach but through fashion. Or a modular wardrobe, if you will. "Our pieces are designed to seamlessly become part of your outfit. Both of our backgrounds are in clothing so we’ve always approached Eleven Objects with that mindset," says Do, who has experience at TSE and Alexander Wang.
"For me, the pieces that really define our Fall 12 collection are our belted reversible peplums, the black patent vest with black shearling, and the peacock silk faille collar with gold leaf," elaborates Rhee. "And all the latex pieces, especially the floral silk wool peplum jacket with latex and gold leaf," adds Do. "There are so many more accessories that we want to try. We’re gearing up for Spring already. We also just finished an exclusive collection for Tomorrowland in Japan that’s available now."