31May

FRIDAY LATE AT THE V&A.

First shot of the evening 1 of 55 outfits and prints.

On Friday night we took over the William Morris room at the Victoria and Albert museum and installed our make shift “cut out- stick on fashion” workshop as part of the Friday late “Yohji at play” project. As soon as we pulled back the rope it was a non stop adrenaline rush of paper, posing and on occasions fashion. A work sheet handed out explained a route to creating a Yohji Yamamoto inspired silhouette based on scale and proportion using basic shapes, a starting point before meeting the Slashstroke team of assistants on hand with scissors and paper.  Willing collaborators indeed, it is warming to see just how far people will lend themselves to explore an idea. Quietly standing in the outfits of paper and masking tape they tentatively worked out a silhouette , a shadow projected onto a large screen that acted as the defining line between reality and imagination.  Once disrobed and untangled from the make shift outfits they left with a print of themselves transformed, delighted to have be part of a creative process.

Thank you to all involved and who took part and sorry to those of you we couldnt fit in at the end.

Special thanks to Tom Kitching, Olivia Grosvenor, Zoya Smornova, Dasha Selyanova and Maria Bannova , the Slashstroke crew on the night.

David Poole

Working it, shape wise. The avant-gardists.
The avant-gardists.
New creatures, beyond fashion.
Big statements from little people.

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