anna heylen

“life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.” (george bernard shaw)

shaw-a citira anna heylen na svom sajtu i već blic šetnja po toj cyber-space škrinji objašnjava i zašto.

volim kreatore koji imaju svoju priču, filozofiju, poetiku… koji imaju ono nešto više od prolaznog, od dekorativnog… anna kaže da modu ne treba shvatati suviše ozbiljno, kao što ni sam život ne treba uzimati preozbiljno. to je i poruka njene izložbe “dolls” koju je uradila 1993. godine kada je antverpen bio evropska prestonica kultura. kroz 130 identičnih lutaka, bez lica (da se u njih ne mogu naseliti ni zli duhovi), bez pola, kose… prikazala je svoj pogled na modu. odenula ih je i one su oživele. čoveka sve određuje, sve ga čini čovekom, pa i odeća… deo je našeg identiteta, rukopisa…

“liberty is a never-ending love-story” (anna h.)

anna heylen: these dolls are my soul and my great frustration.

ona voli prirodne materijale. bezvremeno. da dekonstruiše. spaja nespojivo. voli vunu i ovce. voli kinu!!!

završila je modni dizajn na kraljevskoj akademiji lepih umetnosti  u antverpenu (antwerp) i iako nije deo “antverpenske šestorke”, deo je te belgijske modne posebnosti i magije…

pisac tine hens je ove stihove napisala specijalno za anne:

“what do you see when you close your eyes?
an orgiastic explosion of contrasting colours?
or a sail ship that floats on a sleeping ocean?

what are your hopes made of?
orange bricks to built walls with?
or the intangible fibre of cotton candy?

which side of the border do you prefer?
the inside or the outside?
or don’t you like to pick sides?

can fashion fulfil dreams?
or is fashion an everlasting compensation,
for our failure to fly?

and is it possible to design clothes
that are as light, as full, as abundant
and have as much relief
as a bird’s plumage?

or is every collection just another try?”

i citira baš ove stihove iz “yellow submarine“:

so we sailed on to the sun,
till we found the sea green,
and we lived beneath the waves,
in our yellow submarine,

as we live a life of ease
every one of us has all we need,
sky of blue, and sea green, sea of green
in our yellow submarine. ( haha! )

ta vuna koja je njena strast… vuna stigla iz dalekih predela mongolije! i iz škotske! bela, meka, stvorena da štiti i miluje naša tela baš onako kako oklop, čuvar naše duše i zaslužuje…

aw 1998/1999

dolls

Oglasi

a.f. vandevorst or question the heroic approach

bračni i kreativni par iz belgije (an vandevorst and filip arickx = a.f. vandevorst) išao je čak u peru po inspiraciju. znam da neko ko je iz perua zasigurno voli njihove kreacije – lily gatins. kada su se vratili kući izvukli su boje iz svog tog šarenila anda i nastala je ova kolekcija a/w 15/16.  neki kažu apokaliptična. ok. apokaliptična.  i eklektična. potomci inka, španci, kondori, veliki šeširi, beli prah, crne maske…, sve se to sjatilo u ovoj kolekciji. pitam špil “više od stotinu korisnih dilema” briana enoa i petera schmidta šta je ta kolekcija i dobijam odgovor “zaobilaznih strategija“: “preispitaj herojski pristup“. o, da, njihov pristup je i ovog puta herojski. i art. belgijanci i japanci imaju to herojstvo u pristupu modi. hrabrost da se ide bez kompromisa. umetnost građena na neprikosnovenom zanatu. makers & artists!

pitam se da li jan fabre zaluta u antwerpenu do njih… videla sam ih u istom filmu  koji je snimio dirk braeckman za louisa vuittona 2013.

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married and creative couple from belgium (an vandevorst and filip arickx = a.f. vandevorst) went even to peru by inspiration. i know that someone who is from peru certainly loves their creations – lily gatins! when they returned home they got the colors from all this colorful andes and created this collection a / w 15/16. some people say apocalyptic. ok. apocalyptic. and eclectic. descendants of the incas, spaniards, condors , big hats, white powder, black masks …  that all flocked to this collection. i am asking deck “more than a hundred useful dilemma” of brian eno and peter schmidt,  what is this collection about and i’ve got a response “strategies oblique“: “you need to reassess heroic approach.”oh, yes. their approach is and this time the heroic. and art. belgians and japanese have that heroism in the approach to fashion. the courage to go without compromise. art built on the inviolable craft. makers & artists! i wonder if jan fabre in antwerp strays to them… i saw them in the same movie which was filmed by dirk braeckman for louis vuitton 2013.

#Aflagship prozorska instalacija u njihovom butiku koja izgleda zanimljivije od nekih izloga naših muzeja…

a.f. vandevorst

njihova revija/performance u belgijskoj amabasadi u parizu na pfw 1/w 15

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photo by andrei zozulya davidov