Vivienne Westwood, "Mirror the World" SS/2016
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    Vivienne Westwood "Mirror the World" S/S 2016 "Photography:Mastered" project, 2015 Backwater rising, coming in my windows and doors, I leave wit… Read More
    Vivienne Westwood "Mirror the World" S/S 2016 "Photography:Mastered" project, 2015 Backwater rising, coming in my windows and doors, I leave with a prayer in my heart: backwater won't rise no more. — Blind Lemon Jefferson Project realized for Photography:Mastered program with Nick Knight, in which I had to choose a S/S 2016 collection and, inspired by the theme, develop 10 images for a fashion editorial. The theme, "Venice is sinking due to climate change and rising sea levels", is an accessible concept in terms of understanding, while very difficult to represent without falling into clichés or images without grace. I think that political and environmental issues are pending in fashion editorials, and it seemed for me an interesting and difficult challenge. In any case I didn't wanted to conceptualize it too much, and I used a very literal language. The collection is talking about something very important, yet tangible, and with too metaphorical images the concept would have been lost. It’s a collection that carries a call to action, so that needs to be understood. Besides, I'm a little bored of abstract concepts, full of talk but with nothing inside, in which the word is only a pretext to create strong images. I think it's good that fashion has a political or environmental speech, because the influence of fashion on young people is huge, and is usually wasted (among other things because otherwise it would be boring, too). Westwood is one of the few designers who is fearless (and successful) to these issues. It’s in her blood. It’s an honor to pay tribute to her with this humble collection of images. Model: Rebeca Santamaria Photography and digital art: Mikel Muruzabal Read Less
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