Slashstroke 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.

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