To stir up some launch frenzy, over the next few weeks we interview the people who will be speaking and performing at DOAS’ Issue #4 ‘ANIMAL’ launch. We selected these folk to be a part of the reformatted launch program, as we felt they best represented our contributors: sassy, politicised and in-your-face.
Sisters Simone and Elyse Morahan are the creators of indie clothing label Two French. Vinyl-bag bomber jackets, 7” tutus, a dress made from playing cards—and if that ain’t enough for your recycled-couture hankering, ultra-desirable French silhouettes might have to do. They make the kind of clothes that make you not want to tell anybody about, so you can rock up looking kick-ass and leave bitches coveting. Put on a prop, courtesy of Two French and get your mug snapped by Kate Griffin at the photo booth, this Saturday 29 Oct 2011 at the DOAS Issue #4 ANIMAL launch.
Where and when do you sew?
We have a room in our home which we call our ‘studio’. We try and work in there after we come home from our respective jobs …but instead we usually end up dancing around, drinking and cracking hilarious sleep-deprived immature jokes.
What do your momma and papa make of your fashion pursuits?
They’re very supportive folks, and sometimes help us out when we’re all out of ideas on how to put something together. Our Momma sews and our papa builds roads. I think somewhere along the line we got things mixed up which is why we’re now trying to build a dress made out of a bridge and a bridge made out of a dress.
Was making clothes out of vinyl bags and playing cards just a whimsical coincidence?
Both pieces were inspired by different circumstances: one from an artist invitation for a themed exhibition and the other from a stupid conversation that turned into a stupid idea and a stupid project.
The playing cards dress was brought on from a Saint One Twenty ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed exhibition. As people were dressing up we didn’t want to make an exhibition costume that would blend into the crowd—it didn’t.
On the other hand, the vinyl bag jacket was a stupid conversation. We love Thornbury Records, and we had so so many vinyl bags. Joking or not, it’s hard to tell, Clay from Thornbury Records suggested we make something. Within the 30 minutes it took us to get home, we had the whole thing sorted.
And where in the hell did that skirt come from, you know, the one on the blog? It’s bloody beaut!
That all depends on which skirt you’re talking about. We have a 7” vinyl tutu (see above in stupid conversation explanation) that went along side the vinyl bag jacket.
Or we have an actual skirt made from fabric! That came from everywhere. Our Alfred Hitchcock love, a random two month feather obsession, a stumble into another direction and of course G&T.
Who is the risk taker? Do you fight?
I think we’re both risk takers, but we take turns, or just try and push it onto someone else. Just ask our lovely model for the vinyl bag jacket. And do we fight?! Are you kidding, of course!! But it’s mostly stupid.
What can we expect to see at the DOAS launch?
You can expect us to supply a gateway, to unleash your inner animal, converse in stupid conversations and probably make some sleep deprived, immature, ‘Be Your Own Pet’ jokes.