ARTIST: CINQUE

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BALACLAVA is a line of hand-knit balaclava . Each model is unique and designed in collaboration with the carrier activist .

Balaclava is a weapon for active anonymity. Anonymity is not intended only hide his face for the guerrillas , but seeks to stand out from the crowd . In times where the revolt is and should be routine, new strategies are needed ; and subversion of uniforms activists is one of them . With the act of weaving , the balaclava ceases to have a violent temper . Playing with colors and design , which in the collective imagination is a garment worn by terrorists and criminals to commit crimes and attacks, becomes part of fashion. And fashion can be a trigger mechanism riots as is desired by the people. And the people should rise. And to get up there to cover her face and so confused in a shapeless mass in order to recover what is ours . We must take to the streets , yes, but not in any way. We must be ready for insurrection it arrives.

Get chic for riots!

BALACLAVA es una línea de pasamontañas tejidos a mano. Cada modelo es único y diseñado en colaboración con el activista portador.

Balaclava es un arma para el anonimato activo. Un anonimato que no pretende solo ocultar el rostro para la guerrilla, sino que busca destacar entre la turba. En tiempos donde la revuelta es y debe ser rutina, se requieren nuevas estrategias de lucha; y la subversión de los uniformes activistas es una de ellas. Con el acto de tejer, el pasamontañas deja de tener un carácter violento. Jugando con los colores y el diseño, lo que en el imaginario colectivo es una prenda que llevan los terroristas y criminales para cometer delitos y atentados, pasa a formar parte de la moda. Y la moda puede ser un mecanismo detonante de los disturbios puesto que es deseada por el pueblo. Y el pueblo debe levantarse. Y para levantarse hay que taparse el rostro y así confundirnos en una masa informe con el objetivo de recuperar lo que es nuestro. Debemos salir a las calles, sí, pero no de cualquier manera. Debemos estar preparados para la insurrección que llega.

Get chic for riots!

To explore more of Cinque’s work and purchase a balaclava please visit Tumblr.
All works shown here was kindly supplied by the artist.
Please ask that artist before using them elsewhere.
Thanks.

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