After a myriad of applications to get through (and some very tight deadlines) we are happy to confirm that we now have in place our final Christmas Pop Up Shop: Conquer Gear – the third to join recently selected Pop Ups in Forest Hill (The Butchery Ltd) and Kirkdale (Pen & Gravy/Modernish collaboration).
They will be opening their Pop Up Conquer’s Wardrobe at Unit 4, Station Approach, Sydenham on December 1st.
Conquer’s Wardrobe is part of the Conquer family: a diverse collective of artists and imaginers led by Tomoya Hiramatsu’s provocative illustrations, crafted and curated with dedication by Sebastian Stobbs.
The Pop Up will feature a range of art and clothing using ethically produced cotton. Conquer has a strict ethical policy supporting the Environmental Justice Foundation’s Clean Cotton Campaign. All cotton fabrics are clearly labelled with country of origin. You can read more about the policy here.
Conquer are very excited to be part of the SEE3 Portas Pilot Project. Sebastian says:
“There is a real buzz around Forest Hill, Sydenham and Kirkdale with all the regeneration that is happening. It is made possible by enthusiastic local residents that have made us feel welcome before we have fully moved in. We are looking forward to being part of the community and adding some fun and creativity to the local high streets.”
Plans include Friday late night shopping events throughout December. The collective hopes to engage locals with art, ethics and humour and encourage people to pop in and chat to them.
See behind the scenes of the making of their 2011 concept clothing catalogue ‘El Dia de los Muertos’ drawing some inspiration from the Mexican Day of the Dead festival – with special appearances and interviews with; actor Riz Ahmed, musicians The Bookhouse Boys, designers Trousers London, artist Josh Baum, and the photographer Alyssa Boni. Filmed by Jasleen Sethi and Alex Genn-Bash. Edited by Philip Wright.