Once again commissioned by Ben Freeman i conducted some research Vivienne Westwood’s SS19 lookbook “Buy less, dress up”.
The overarching themes for this project were torture methods in east asia and the elements (earth, wind,fire….), which both represent for better or for worse, integral parts of east asian culture.
To compile this research i looked to traditional interpretations of both themes first, such as bamboo root sculptures or torture chairs (propaganda..), then moved on to more modern and figurative concepts such as olympic training camps and the works of artist Shayna Leib (who creates moving art about wind and water, using chards of glass.)…
A document with sources and more info can be provided upon request.