The NIXI KILLICK DIGITAL DRIFT collection is a celebration of techno-optimism! A vibrant rapture orbiting the future possible. The collection maps and merges a future-primitive reverence of aquatic majesty with a sublime digital future, using alternate material technologies to ignite an ecstatic vision. It integrates strong visceral motifs from oceanic reefs and lofi 80's augmented reality to instill an intuitive vibrancy and unite a chorus of colour.
The reoccurring 3d mesh mapping motifs, resonate a consideration of the body as a mortal vessel for constructing our reality, echoing the contemporary context in the rise of augmented reality and new digital lifestyle portals. Using these visual and material investigations to map future possibles, a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself, the collection serves to juxtapose visuals reminiscent of natural technologies and abstract future material translations.
Digital Drift looks at how the natural realm provides inspiration for us to imagine the most fantastic possible future and pull the present forward to meet it, uniting nature and technology. Synthesizing patterns and pigments through expressive mechanisms and technologies - braided into contemporary visual landscapes, initiating advances in material technology - continuing to inform fashion and creative body articulation. Using fashion as a dialogue to chase ripples in global concerns about the state of the planet, nature as a muse for technology and future positive expression, DIGITAL DRIFT creates a contemporary pastiche of nature, future potential and technology. NXK A/W16 is about remixing material systems and cultivating vital colour communications, intersecting on the body as a collaborative encounter of the epic. With reverence to a legacy of techno-instinctual displays, the DIGITAL DRIFT collection re-contextualises lo-fi material renderings as an intuitive expression. The DIGITAL DRIFT collection speaks as a colourful beacon radiating a natural evolution of NXK’s techno optimistic future vision.