What is the System?

The System
The System is a multifaceted clothing practice that places the human experience above all. As a collaborative design collective The System aspires to create functional, intelligent clothing that facilitates the realisation of an individual's authentic expression.

By incorporating a design process that interrogates and dismantles historical methodologies, The System aims to liberate us from cultural constructs while playing with the very language that puts these constructs in place.

The System nurtures skill in the hands of the people, both for the public and for its collaborators, through acknowledging and supporting the interwoven knowledge exchange that occurs in the fashion industry. We look to facilitate a culture of collaboration and equitability within a now unhealthy system of garment making.

Come and immerse yourself in a world of textiles and garment technologies as we give birth to human identities that stretch the borders of our imagination.

Jack Hancock
The System was established in 2020 by designer and pattern maker Jack Hancock,  a 2012 graduate of RMIT University.

Jack’s practice is an exploration of the relationship between textiles and the body, the way fabric is cut and crafted to hide, reveal, distort, and elevate our imagined and material selves.

Acknowledgment Of Country
We at The System operate on and benefit from the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, in this so-called ‘Australia’. We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands and their connections to land, sea, and community.

We also pay our respects to their elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded from the original inhabitants and custodians of this land. Under white supremacist settler colonialism, we all suffer.