Born in 1989
Hometown: Paris, France
Alexander Oscar Kelvy is a fashion designer and artist who was born in Melbourne, Australia. After his studies in design - fashion (Honors) at RMIT university, where he also participated in the development process and works of local dancers and performance artists Shian Law and Deanne Butterworth, he won the Australian Fashion Foundation scholarship securing an internship and subsequent CDI at Louis Vuitton in Paris as a mens footwear designer. In Paris he continued realizing several projects located between the fields of fashion, handcraft and art, that involved a wide range of media and techniques such as photography, poetry, installation, fashion-design and craft techniques. This interest also led to the creation of the so called Tissue Evolution Club (T.E.C.), an embroidery club that Kelvy, together with Zoé Renié Harris and Aapo Nikkanen, founded in Paris 2019. The club’s, such as Kelvy’s general work include research and practices of repurpose and recycling, always aiming to reflect on the social meaning of garments while at the same time reducing barriers and re-contextualising fashion to the domain of arts. He is a close collaborator of The Community and been showing his works in previous exhibitions such as in 2018 at Umwelt Monde in DOC and at the Salon de Normandy by The Community in 2019.