“Don’t keep on wanting money, people have loads and they are never happy”
This collection over all looks and identifies the idea the innocent losing ones virginity to money and wealth. So, just as the child submits to the physical law’s which GOD has put in nature, his soul also submits naturally to the fact that Creator has also given him free will. The free will which his temptation directs him the wrong way.
Like the devil’s mark creating infinite dimension between you and the path to obsession with money and wealth. Fail to do so you giving your self up to wealth. You fall into a disturbing relationship between you and the money. Looking at journey and emotion that build up when losing ones virginity. As it is seen as a sin but also the idea of ones guilty pleasure is the taste of money. Yet they feel cheated and deception to ones self. Almost feeling as if you ruining your self and your faith. Convincing your self that giving your self for money is ok. But its too late you now MARK! As the one who lost it’s virginity to money.
'We change and grow due to many simultaneous factors; shielding ourselves from harm by adopting characteristics to avoid discrimination'
The idea of 'identity' has regularly piqued my interest whether consciously approaching the topic because of a 1st hand knowledge about 'coming out' and wanting to delve deeper into societal behaviours. We change and grow due to many simultaneous factors; shielding ourselves from harm by adopting characteristics to avoid discrimination in varying forms whether that be looking, talking or even thinking a certain way to conform to the masses and remain under the radar. I particularly enjoyed Charles Fregers ' The wilder mann' a series of photographs documenting ordinary people who for one day a year donned traditional costumes to become completely different characters. Taking on varying forms from nature that to outsiders seemed ghoulish and archaic notions. The idea still rang through that we can adapt characteristics from all around us which can represent personas we would like to show the world in order to protect our own at times; vulnerable identities. Through my research I looked into the very idea of identity, how we can manipulate it so freely and how little nuances like facial hair, glasses or what colour you choose to wear all can influence how your are percieved and make up your identity to the world it is an ever evolving concept that is always in a state of flux.
A gender-equal society would be one where the word 'gender' does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.
In modern Western culture, stereotypically males and females have been defined as opposite genders. Traditional traits of masculinity, dominance and braveness are often associated with manhood. Opposite that stands passivity and sentimentality —womanhood. Femininity and masculinity are rooted in the social rather than the biological gender identity. ‘Two Spirits a/w’17’ has been strongly influenced by gender topic that was analysed in manhood, womanhood and transgender aspects. The main inspiration has risen from transgender Native American and XIX century cross dressing women that strongly questioned gender norms at that age and had major impact redefining gender perspectives. The collection translates sophisticated minimal and modern feel, that has been interpreted within oversized tailored shapes, knit and various fabric combinations.
My project is based on insectS life span, and THE TRANSFORMATION of insects is my start point. Then I developed from this point to make my garments more functional.
Insects have always given me a kind of feeling that they are constantly renovating and breaking their own inherent patterns, and repeatedly, to become a brand-new, vivacious and beautiful another, and breaking their own original lifestyles. Consequently, the motif of my design concept emphasises this key perception that gives me an insight of something importnat to pursue, which is “grit”. When I was young, I often immersed myself in my own world and hated the chaotic society. But during the years of growing up, I have come to learn to be gritty and have realised that social relationship is an improtant personality. Therefore, I set up mind to change. Proudly, because of the grit I had to change my old life, I have become a better me now. Thus, all the designs of this series I mainly focus on encouraging people who yearn to change themselves with “grit”, then they can slowly undergo METAMORPHOSIS like insects, e.g.butterflies, developing into a enchanting beauty, a little proud fairy flying in the sky.
I am quite interested in the lifecycle of insects, which present different shapes of their appearance during the whole period of life time. For example, a butterfly has four stages in them life span, i.e. eggs-larva-pupa-adult, and each stage is totally different from others. That is an amazing thing to me, whihc inspires me to do some works that can be worn in different ways and show different looks.
Looking at Yayoi Kusama’s work firstly. She is a Japanese artist and writer, but mostly know for her art pieces, painting, sculpting, performance art, fashion, film and collage.
Her work being a big part of the pop art movement, influencing people such as Andy Warhol. I am mostly interested in the reasoning why she creates her art. The story behind it.
Having the graves disease and obsessive-compulsive neurosis. She is currently hospitalized in a mental institution in Japan for her hallucinations. She had been having since a child. I find her work mesmerising and her story fascinating. After I looked at Kusama, I started looking at CHOI XOO ANG, he is a sculptor from South Korea. Mainly known for his unearthly but highly intricate human figures. Distorted and haunting, and not for the squeamish, his work reveals his deep concern for the human condition in society. His work to me being beautiful and captivating. From his work I have gathered more texture and fabric ideas. Gunther Von Hagens is the past person I have taken inspiration from. He is a anatomist who invented the technique for preserving biological tissue specimens called plastination. His work really blending in with CHOI XOO ANG’s sculptures. I feel what his does is great scientific, creative talent. Having looked at these creative individuals I gathered a large amount of colour, texture fabric, knit, claps inspiration for my collection. Staying true to men’s tailoring, but adding in knit, fur and vibrate colour to give it a more casual feel.
Breaking down the technical elements used by explorers and using them to create a modern functional menswear collection.
By looking into the expeditions of Ernest Shackleton and other explorers in the 20th century I was able to understand the techniques they had to use in order to survive the most extreme environments on the planet. From this I was able to break down the technical elements of the clothing and create a collection by using the techniques in unusual ways.