Monday, January 08, 2007

Skin and Bones

Finally made it to Skin and Bones, MOCA's latest show. Oh how wonderful it was to be surrounded by the works of Hussein Chalayan, Issey Miyake, Viktor and Rolf, Junya Watanabe and Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garscon, Yohji Yamamoto, all pushing the boundries between fashion and art.

I was totally thrilled at idea of standing so close to Hussein Chalayan's "Afterwards" Collection from Autumn/Winter 2000, a thoughtful commentary on fleeing one's home in times of war. Chalayan linked the refugee theme to the idea of camouflaging valuable possesions. The chair covers morphed into dresses and the chairs folded up to become suitcases and of course you had the table that pulled up into a skirt. I was this close to taking a snap. Thoughtful, clever, brilliant.

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