Research 2 - Fashion SHOW SHOW SHOW!

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Alexander McQueen's No.13

 

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Alexander McQueen's No.13

This performance is the finale of Alexander McQueen's 1999 S/S fashion show(NY). 

The show was inspired by the Artist Rebecca Horn of two shotguns firing blood-red paint at each other. 

That time was just before 2000's which is fully expected of futurism. Designers shows vision of furural fashion via high technologies. 

Alexander McQueen used industrial mauchine and paint which used for coloured car in factory and tried to show mechanism on fashion.

He placed the theatrical model Shalom Harlow on a turning platform and she was wearing a white dress, being spray-painted by two industrial robots. 

 

This is one of my favorite show include all kind of shows. It it performance, fashion and a piece of art. This work is possible just once and even will be different with rehearsal. It is challenge but I am excited for this magical moment. Sprays make unique patterns, textures and colours at that time and that moment looks like a scene of film. Alexander McQueen's works are fancy and strong normally. But this work is simple and moreover, has a stronger impact than any other works. I prefer simple and strong works and this is what I want to do exactly. It has broken my fixed idea and I love coexistence of various areas on this show. After watching this show, I don't think art is just 'art' and fashion is just 'fashion'. It is totally up to artists/designers and could be shown up in any way. Especially, the performance is just for one moment which is very short and I think it is most fun way to present works. These things are make me think and think, so it is not easy sometimes. However, I really enjoy it and get ideas from these works more than any other works.   

 

 Information from The Show (Vogue Korea's 13 years) 

Images from http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/dress-no-13/

 

  

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Related Video - Alexander McQueen's 1999 S/S

Hussein Chalayan 2000 F/W

 

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Hussein Chalayan 2000 F/W

Hussein Chalayan set his stage up like a sitting room. Very spare, it consisted of four chairs, a table, a flat screen television, several vases and pots, and lots and lots of white space. What has all this to do with clothes? In Chalayan's world, everything. Chalayan's finale was quite astonishing. Four models clad in chic gray shift-dresses approached the set of chairs, removed the covers and literally put them on. The chair covers became perfect versions of the shifts they were already wearing. The last model stepped inside the table, lifted it up, and it transformed into a wooden skirt (the real fashion-insider will remember Chalayan's graduation show included a wooden skirt too). Finally the chairs folded into suitcases, which were carried off the stage, the television screen disappeared, and people were left looking at an empty room. If it sounds like a magic, that's because it was.

Hussein Chalayan is known for being one of fashion's most experimental and innovative designers. Some of his best known designs include a coffee table which turned into a wooden skirt, paper dresses that can be folded into envelopes and looks inspired by the structure of aeroplanes.

He was born in Cyprus in 1970, before moving to the UK with his family in 1978. He first began his design studies at Warwickshire College of Arts, and continued his training at Central Saint Martins, where he completed the BA Fashion Design degree. He graduated in 1993, the same year Alexander McQueen completed his MA from the famous fashion institution. Chalayan's graduate collection comprised a host of silk dresses that he had buried in his garden and dug up again. Influential London store Browns bought it in its entirety.

In 2001, thanks to his ingenious designs, Hussein Chalayan was hired on as Creative Director of Asprey, a British luxury goods company.His contribution to the fashion industry has been widely recognized. In June 2006, he was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire. Two years later in 2008, he became the first designer to head a major sports brand when he signed on as the first Creative Director of Puma (who in turn helped the designer out when they purchased a majority of stake in his company). Also, London College of Fashion named him an honorary in July 2011.

 

This show was like performing art or production design more than fashion show. Audiences were wondering what is going to happen on that living room and models showed the process of fitting. This was the most different one which I have seen before. When I watch fashion show, perfectly dressed models came out and walked. It was not very fancy and strong but the idea was very fresh.      

 

Image 1 from http://turnerskizzle.wordpress.com/page/2/

Image 2 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxOuOMcNvSU

Image 3, 4 from http://chalayan.com/afterwords/

Information from http://www.fashion-lifestyle.net/designers_en_broi7 and http://www.vogue.co.uk/spy/biographies/hussein-chalayan-biography

 

 

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Moschino Cheap & Chic 2005 S/S

 

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Christian Dior Haute Couture 2005 F/W

 

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Christian Dior Haute Couture 2005 F/W

The show start by black carriage arriver. Madame Dior get off from carriage and start first walking with little boy Christian. This show was for the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of monsieur Dior by fashion designer John Galliano and set designer Michael Howells. LVMH's Bernard Arnault said he shed tears in this show! 

 

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Antonio Marras 2006 S/S

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