'THE TRIANGULAR BRA'
This look focuses on a subtle exposure. The breasts are framed, yet hidden. The hips are magnified with the metal mini skirt,
accompanied with a skin-like cardigan and trousers, symbolising the idea of undergarments when first introduced in the 14th century and as Lotta Lewenhaupt describes it “A second skin”.
'THE SPINNING CORSET'
Who is in control, the garments or its wearer?
The box-like corset in this look, is constructed by a wooden- frame inside with chute, where wheels attached to the metal outside roll, the corset spins.
Everything in this look is inspired by the hour-glass shape. The Jumpsuit is mainly constructed by triangles and the flaps frame the body like a box. The print is called “Argh” and shows an angry hourglass.
This is the most destructive look. The corset tears the stomach open, a fake belly has appeared, the trousers are constructed as a square, like a box. The skirt is a prison and the shoes spin. One panel of the skirt is decorated with the print of look three, the rest is covered by a more shattered print. This aluminiumskirt is just like the skirt in look 2, also constructed by hand, with hammered rivets, handmade hinges and handpainted print. All buttons are made by hand from recycled oak.
Inspired by 'eternal' shapes like the widely used vault shapes of the 19th centurys architectural works, this look is about the eternal hope in the midst of darkness.