I based my MA collection on an illustration I made using images collected in various cities. The illustration is called “The Lady is loosing balance and the Mailman thinks she is popular”.
I like to explore how the combination of images can create meanings and stories that are not there to begin with. I work in a very intuitive way, trying to build an atmosphere within my work. I find that too much thought can make the outcome feel forced and overworked.
For this project I was drawn to the absurd. From a pair of legs sticking out of a trashcan in New York to an elephant balancing on it’s trunk in Daniel Firman’s installation at Palais de Tokyo’s Superdome exhibition in Paris.
The macabre photography of Joel-Peter Witkin and this particular verse by Christina Rossetti are the inspiration for “BODYBOUND”. Together they inform his collection on the human condition, desire and the perverse. Referencing both the anatomical drawings of Vesalius and the eroticism of Hokusai, the collection revolves around skin, sinew, muscle, and bone.
It pumps sex back into a craft that has become lust-less, prompting arousal and addiction for men’s knitwear by examining the relationship between seduction and repulsion.
The project can bee seen as a continuity of my MA project Deviated Evolution where I worked with the relationship between humans and their portable electronics, and the lack of emotional appeal these products provide. I was experimenting with how materials can evoke an emotional connection to a electronic device, and how this emotional value could persuade people to hold on to their electronic devices for more than a period of say- six months.
Alexandra Verschueren, 21. Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Fashion Graduate 2009. – specialism: Fashion Womenswear. Design Background: I went from high shool straight to the Academy. Since the program is really hands-on, we aren’t really able to study abroad for a semester. And we only have time for internships during the summer. In the … Continue reading
Vigdis Johnsen, 26. Kolding School of Design, MA FAshion Graduate 2009. – specialism: Fashion Womens- and Menswear (Unisexy clothing with a touch of humor). Project title: The Dating Collection Inspiration: My graduate collection is made for, and in collaboration with Hot Friture. This is Hot Fritures’ first collection, and therefore I choose … Continue reading
Mia Kappelgaard, 31. Kolding School of Design, MA Fashion Graduate 2009. – specialism: Fashion Womenswear. Design Background: Before starting my education at Kolding School of Design I took a 2 year private course to find out what fashion was all about and to prepair myself. Through my time at Kolding I’ve done company cooperation with … Continue reading
Julie Brøgger, 27. The Danish Design School, MA Fashion Graduate 2009. – specialism: Fashion Womenswear. Design Background: Since childhood I have taken various drawing courses, but it wasn’t until I took an intensive 5 months drawing course at Lis Nogel Tegneskole, Copenhagen, that I realized that I wanted an education that would able me … Continue reading
Claire McLachlan, 24. The Royal College of Art. MA Constructed Textiles Graduate 2009. – specialism: Knitwear / Textiles. Design Background: I did my BA at Glasgow School of Art. Last summer I did an internship at Cooperative Designs, I really enjoyed working in their studio. What was the most valuable thing you learned … Continue reading