Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Threeasfour Presentation

I appreciate it when designers veer from the formula of a runway show with the usual parade of models, towards presentations that resemble performance art pieces. The clean, minimalist, slightly graphic aesthetic of Threeasfour for Autumn/ Winter 2009 appeals to me. A very modern and directional collection. The mirrored pedestals with pots of bonsai perched on them create a striking image that reminds me of Michel de Broin's mirror sculpture in the forest and Rene Magritte's painting Le Blanc-Seing:

The faceted mirrors add visual impact, create interest with their distorted reflections, and subtly echoe the angles in the cut of the garments. A clever touch, I must say. Another brilliant use of mirrors in a performance-like presentation is Alexander Mcqueen's Spring/ Summer 2001 collection, which is nothing short of hypnotizing. Unfortunately, I can't find images of good quality for that collection, but there is a Youtube video that you can check out.


judy aldridge said...

Love threeasfour...great post!!

Cari said...

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