What is a piece of clothing that “works”? Who is working whom? Is the one who poses the one who actually “works” hardest? The S/S 2017 collection of Berlin-based, Swedish- Vietnamese designer NHU DUONG entitled ‘WORK COLLECTION’ plays with the ideas of professionalism, leisure and appropriateness through a range of garments that are inspired by work outfits and hobby uniforms. Overalls, raw denim outfits, kung-fu pyjamas, biker pants, baggy tights and gloves, bomber-jackets, bomber suits,… [read more »]
In this latest series by Christelle de Castro, we see how identity becomes imbedded in style and how a relationship is translated when a persons’ clothing is worn by others. Here de Castro photographs her friends in entire looks from her own closet to create a kind of self-portraiture. By layering the visual markers of self-style onto those of her subjects, she examines intimacy through the act of sharing a wardrobe, as well as the mirroring effect that occurs when one is read through their loved ones.
text by Katerina Llanes