put up my fave past make up looks real quick on my blog bc i’m paranoid tumblr’s gonna lose them, this is today’s look! ^o^
Eline is perfection
cover and 16 pages editorial for Magazine Magazine (France) Spring 2014
styled by Arabella Mills
coming out soon
After the death of Kathy Acker in November of 1997, during the summer of 1999, I made a photographic study of the clothes of the avant garde writer. The series entails photographs, 154 in total, of uninhabited clothes. The clothes do not represent the complete archive of jeans, shoes, lingerie, stockings but are already a selection made by me with the assistance of wtiter, Matias Viegener, both a close personal friend of Acker’s and the executer of her estate. The effects of selfhood and identity are present, but the self is absent. Acker’s clothes were polyvocal, loud, and encyclopedic.
In order to play with the personas and fabrics, I suspended the clothes from invisible thread in a white space and animated the sleeves, hems and coat tails. The clothes hang with the arms akimbo, the skirts and coat tails flipping, the high concept designer wear is extended to form geometric or organic shapes. The clothes vary in style from expensive designer wear to everyday blue jeans. Sexy lingerie, black lace, little girl white dresses, sailor suits, sophisticated black dresses, biker costumes, decorated leather jackets and tailored jackets make a portrait of a personality that was not at all bound to convention or contained within a singular style. This love of clothes led her to collect Vivianne Westwood, Betsy Johnson, John Paul Gautier, and many others both outrageous and classic. To those who don’t know Acker’s work, there is a fascination in imagining the persona of one who wore such clothes.
Twenty of the photographs from Kathy Acker’s Clothes were premiered at the third Berlin Biennale in 2004.
"People like H&M and Zara are pushing us very hard. People start to think those prices are normal, that you should be able to buy a man’s shirt for £20. But you can’t even buy the fabric for one of our shirts for £20, let alone make the shirt or live off the profits."
Dries Van Noten (via halfakilo)
Can I just add for clarification (because I know money is a sensitive topic), that I totally agree with this statement within the context of ‘fast fashion’ and people buying lots of clothes, rather than focusing on quality and buying less. This isn’t about making clothes unattainable, there should be a price range suitable to include everyone. The problem with chain stores is that they cultivate a hysterical level of consumerism, where people are sucked into buying constantly. With new drops every week, this becomes an almost daily obsession that benefits no one except the owners of these companies. You’re left with hoards of cheap crap that will disintegrate or quickly go out of style, the people behind the production line get paid peanuts to produce mass quantities of what is essentially, garbage, and designers, who do produce amazing pieces, end up going out of business because people want more now rather than less later. -phthalobleu