While travelling I came across a sculpture by Marco d’Agrate in the Duomo di Milano which became the inspiration for my collection. The striking anatomical masterpiece ‘St. Bartholomew’ (1562), stoically draped in his own flayed skin as if it were a garment. The collection is a social and psychological statement, expressing my personal experiences and conflicts with cultural ideals of masculinity, the adonis complex and the Jungian conception of the “shadow aspect”.
I designed the clothes and chose the materials to control how the wearer moves, playing with ideas of tension, restriction and burdensome weight.