Monday, 1 February 2010

Aitor Throup Retrospective

Aitor Throup always astounds me. He comes at fashion from this completely different angle, and we can see this just by looking at his clothes in detail.
Dazed and Confused have taken a trip to Paris to see his new retrospective at the Galerie Jean-Luc and Takako Richard in Paris.

"This weekend in Paris, designer Aitor Throup launched 'Legs', a retrospective of trousers designed from 2004 to 2010 by the Royal College of Art graduate and the result of six years of new object research. Throughout the Galerie stationary male forms moulded in thermoactive cotton mesh in rows from the ceiling, captured in vital movements of the human body.
Throup’s series of trousers entitled 'The Funeral of New Orleans' is in particular a testament to the creativity and logic of his vision. Informed by the traditional funeral processions of New Orleans’ marching bands, it deals with concepts of body armour – each piece is formed onto a mesh sculpture of the human body created in the pose required to play each instrument, and the trousers demonstrate five exaggerated stages of shrinkage from when wool is exposed to water. It is clear that Throup’s designs exist beyond the tired parameters of fashion– they are meticulously constructed garments existing both within their narrative and without, made with respect for the human body and an astounding understanding of its formation."

8 comments:

  1. It's very interesting, I like it. I will have to look him up more in deatail. Cool blog. :)

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  2. He has also been involved in designing the England football kit for the 2010 world cup http://fashionfantasist.blogspot.com/2010/01/tailored-sports.html so interesting how he used movement of clothing on the body! Just such a logical thinker!!!

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  3. I love all the different textures of the fabric... very interesting post!!

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  4. fantasmic.

    xoxo
    maxwell conrad

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