In ancient history, monsters were created due to lack of logical explanation, the fear of anything unknown, on the contrary today, creatives the world over unite in order to push the limits of visual presentation as far as they can.
Scheduled for February in Paris, “ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion”, curated by Angelos Tsourapas and Vassilis Zidianakis, narrows the divide between costume and reality, having many international artists and designers involved, who take inspiration from the unexpected and the unusual. The participants’ work questions aesthetic norms, particularly bodily norms by making reference to character-design.
ATOPOS cvc will be presenting its “monstrous” exhibition at La Gaîté Lyrique, filled with notorious creatures, a festival or re-justification of the differences between beautiful and ugly, if there are any.
“Based on an original idea by Vasslis Zidianakis, ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion is the first international exhibition on character design in fashion and art. Characters are abstract, reduced figures with a strong anthropomorphic appeal and bold graphical silhouette. Participating designers and artists reshape the human body and reveal a new universe full of dreams, nightmares and hybrid creatures.”
Following the success of its first presentation at the Benaki Museum in Athens, ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion will now be hosting creations by 55 fashion designers and artists from around the world as well as loans from the ModeMuseum, Antwerp and the destefashioncollection. Participating designers & artists:
Alexander Mcqueen , Alex Mattsson , Alexis Themistocleous , Andrea Ayala Closa , Andrea Cammarosano , Andrea Crews , Bart Hess , Bas Kosters , Bernhard Willhelm , Boris Hoppek , Bronwen Marshall , Cassette Playa & Gary Card , Charlie Le Mindu , Chi He , Claire Michel , Craig Green , David Curtis-Ring , Digitaria , Dr Noki’s NHS , Erika Mizuno , Freeka Tet , Filep Motwary & Maria Mastori , George Tourlas , Helen Price , Henrik Vibskov , Hideki Seo , Isabel Mastache Martinez , Issey Miyake & Dai Fujiwara , Jean-Paul Lespagnard , Josefin Arnell , Kim Traeger , Leutton Postle , Luis Lopez Smith , Mads Dinesen , Maison Martin Margiela , Manon Kündig , Mareunrol’s , On Aura Tout Vu , Pernilla Winberg , Paul Graves , Pictoplasma , Pierre-Antoine Vettorello , Piers Atkinson , Rejina Pyo , Rick Owens , Rozalb De Mura , Shin Murayama , Sotiris Bakagiannis , Takashi Nishiyama , The Brainstorm Design , Tracy Widdess , Toma Stenko , Urban Camouflage , Walter Van Beirendonck