Michal Perelmuter and Julia Payton are the queer multidisciplinary design duo who collaborate under the moniker ‘avrgbbs’. They combine imagination, play, and nostalgia with fashion design and interactive imagery to develop a world that challenges the status quo. Their design work incorporates textiles made from latex and up-cycled materials, intricate embellishments, and cheeky motifs.
In the summer of 2017, Michal and Julia traveled to London, UK to intern and develop their collaborative undergraduate thesis. Inspired by childhood creativity, they created a 5-look collection titled “Won’t you play with me?”, and an interactive book meant to reignite adult creativity. After graduating, their second collection, “The tale of two average and nostalgic babies” opened Fashion Art Toronto in April 2019. Michal and Julia are currently based in London, UK.