Illicit photos were taken.
I love these clothes they have a fantastic resonance in the use of fabrics, shapes, forms, questioning the normal way of wearing and what clothes can be. Rei Kawakubo's work is thrilling the interview piece is fascinating she has such composure and her own unique take on the industry that she is in, as she was from a fine art background and then worked in advertising so she creates answers to different questions.
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Questions that arose as to the curation of the exhibition- why always shop dummys to display garments I realise that the clothes have to be displayed in a certain way to show how they would form around the body and for fashion students it is good to be able to look closely at the detail, and yet sometimes it feels a little like walking round a department store, even if it s full of exquisite things. How else could the pieces be looked at?
The first section is called 'In Praise of Shadows' Really strong collection of garments and from a range of designers yet I would have liked the use of the shadow of the garment to have been used more especially in the Junya Watanabe pieces. Ags mentioned that in the John Pawson exhibition at the Design Museum there were samples of the materials he had used in the constructions to touch and gain a sensory understanding of the work, this would have been great with the Watanabe piece and a few of the others. Unsure how best to do this so that it still fitted with the aesthete of the exhibition and the garment without looking untoward.
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Stunning exhibition and book which I will need to put on my birthday list!