About Mykes Lab
I run Mykes Lab from my bedroom in London, engaging in different modes such as painting, sewing, printing and graphic design. My multidimensional approach to clothing has enabled me to create one-off garments to unique figures like the Detroit artist Danny Brown.
An individual garment can be viewed as an art piece, an extension of one's wardrobe, aesthetic views and even lifestyle. Valuing the individuality in clothing, I create one-off garments. The creation process of such pieces to me has become an exploration of various themes, such as architecture, nature or altered states of consciousness.
Having completed a BSc in Environmental Science has made me highly aware of how unsustainable the current clothing industry can be. Sustainability is central to Mykes Lab - I upcycle old fabrics and use organic cotton for the majority of my products. My newest tees, for example, were manufactured using renewable energy from solar and wind power. I also think that the idea of making 1/1 pieces is at the core of sustainability - an individually created clothing piece is more likely to be treasured and looked after as the person who owns it is more likely to be appreciative of the process of how it was made, and what it means to them. Therefore, it also stands against the idea of fast fashion and mass consumption.
Welcome to the lab!