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16 octobre 2010 6 16 /10 /octobre /2010 15:05

 

I absolutely love drawing and especially on my leisure time naked bodies. This study obviously nourishes my knowledge of the human body, on which fashion design relies. I am not solely interested in rendering the volume and proportions of the model, but give back their attitude, mood, really the personality through the body.


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I also enjoy what society labels abnormal or distorted bodies. I discovered when first living in London the amazing artist Lucian Freud, and his many paintings of "overweight" women. 


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Inspired by Jenny Salville

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Inspired by Lucian Freud

 

I decided to exploit the many curves of these complicated but harmonious bodies for one of my designs. It was then my first year at St Martins and I created a white outfit transforming the thin model into a curvaceous woman. I was putting the body in a different body mould, dressing a body with another body but weirdly leaving it naked, showing off the rolls of flesh. My aim was not to create a fat suit, but a garment in itself.


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Model: Jula Reindell

 I happened to have created this piece just before the first size zero model scandal and the outfit made quite an impression when on the catwalk a month afterwards, right in the middle of it. It got labeled "the fat Lady", was selected for a photoshoot by the magazine Super super and was presented in the exhibition Directions in London until March the following year.

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  • I am a French graduate in fashion design after studying fine arts and sculpture. All this in cities all over the world. Well, all in all, im crazy about fashion, painting, culture in general and I hope I will manage to communicate my enthusiasm !
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