To make my imagination spin I made visit to exhibition at the Barbican ‘The Vulgar Fashion – Redefined’.
Research task was to find three designs and reflect on they appearance.
First one that I want to talk about is Evening dress for Givenchy made by Riccardo Tisci.
It’s fragile and at the same time mysterious, this dress design made me stop in admiration.
The femininity of damask and very fine hair a like symmetrically timed dress shows every movement of the body, that heralds about the changes.
Another thing that I found very interesting is that, the fashion show where this dress was shown was coinciding with the anniversary of 9/11 . colaborating with Maria Abramovic, Tichi made his show into a meditation on the losses of 9/11 , and slowing down things in our heads, perhaps to mourn, but also to remember how lucky we are to be alive.
Elements that are inwrought in the damask reminds me of ortadox church symbols, especially the cross on the chest and a face mask. She looks as a mystical bird of peace.
I spent quite a long time researching on this quite interesting website bpando.org, trying to find a design that would resonate with this dress, it was not a easy task, but here is one very interesting, natural, delicate in it’s purity and mysterious looking example from Norway Maaemo .
In my opinion this Norwegian restaurant transmits the feeling, rather then appearance, of the design that Tisci created in his dress, in a way illustrating silent and precious creature.
Second design is from Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton SS/2016
It’s a strong, futuristic look, with natural materials and highly contrasting design between nature and technology.
Jeans fabric that transmits simplicity, but abstract floral pattern, with sliver glimmer that embellishes this particular outfit made me think of a digital age warrior.
Design that I would like to relate to it is Food Studio, just because it looks strong and natural as well as the Guesquire design for this particular dress that is shown above.
Third design is very colorful dress from Mary Katrantzou 2012 -2013, her digitised super hero dressed is bright and jolly.
Designer about her own collection for vogue.co.uk says: “Man meets machine meets mother earth, an army of petal, metal, print.”
I like this dress, because I have dome some experiments with the pencils as well and it’s a nice and very brave colour combination for the grey world that surrounds us.
Packaging design that matches well with the dress is the Jealous sour beans, the boxes are as bright and delicious as the outfit above.