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Hvor kommer inspirationen fra?

Alle fotos: FashionFladen

Basel Fashion Institute presentation SS14, 24. September 2013, Paris Fashion Week

Det kan sommetider være svært for udefrakommende at forstå en designers tanker og ideer bag kreationer, der en gang imellem ligner mere en kunstinstallation end et stykke beklædning. Da Basel School of Design fra Schweiz tirsdag slog dørene op for en præsentation, blev publikum taget i hånden, og takket være trykt information på papir og vægge i lokalet, fik man en god fornemmelse for tre af skolens ny udklækkede designeres tanker bag deres afgangsprojekter.

En af de ny udklækkede designere skrev følgende tekst, der gav et narrativt indblik i designuniverset:

We get dressed. A shirt on the skin. It rubs and tightens, gives space and strokes us. It moves our way, with us. It creates a new space. Space in between. Something intimate on our body. Between oneself, our skin and our clothes. We fill the layers and leave marks. We keep on walking. Get dressed and undressed. There follows an interaction of shirt on skin. 
En designerduo tog udgangspunkt i fortællingen om AURA og NIKE og disse to fiktive karakteres indbyrdes relation:
AURA wants to be aggressive and emotional like NIKE
NIKE wants to be elegant and arrogant like AURA
AURA wants to be free and boundless like NIKE
NIKE wants to be cold and sublime like AURA
AURA wants to be natural and cool like AURA
NIKE wants to be eternal and controlled like AURA
AURA wants to be dirty and sweet like NIKE
NIKE wants to be erotic and flawless like AURA
AURA wants to be real and loose like NIKE
NIKE wants to be chic and artificial like AURA

AURA explodes herself because she hopes her fragments will fly as far as NIKE

NIKE douses herself in liquid marble because she hopes to maintain perfection like AURA

Endelig havde en tredje afgangselev taget mere konkret fat på begrebet “inspiration”:

“The Archetype of Number” stands for the inspiration of the design, the structure and the characteristics of the collection. “Dekatria” consists of ten outfits, numbered from one to ten. Each look is subject to its number and its geometric shape. The numbers characteristics are defined by its shape materials and colours. The look is mystical, elegant, graceful; however urban, though and casual at the same time.

The symbolism of number is a mystical subject, but equally includes its own demystification. Numbers and geometric shapes stand for logic, precise construction and functional aspects.