Monstres de mode" by ATOPOS cvc, La Gaîté Lyrique, 2013, © Craig Green,
Dear iDEALS, this February ATOPOS cvc will be presenting its ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion exhibition at La Gaîté Lyrique. The craziest, sexiest and most radical monstrous creatures are invading Paris!
Top image: Chi He, ‘Oh! My Dog’, BA collection Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Fashion & Textiles Department, 2011, photo: Buzz Chen. Bottom Image: Maison Martin Margiela, S/S 2009, © photo: Yannis Vlamos.
Based on an original idea by Vassilis 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.
Bart Hess x heyheyhey for strp.nl
The outcome of extensive research that became ATOPOS’s unique publication Not a Toy and 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.
Henrik Vibskov, ‘The Solar Donkey Experiment’ collection, S/S 2010, photo: Shoji Fujii.
Participating designers & artists: Alexander Mcqueen UK, Alex Mattsson SE, Alexis Themistocleous CY, Andrea Ayala Closa ES, Andrea Cammarosano IT, Andrea Crews FR, Bart Hess NL, Bas Kosters NL, Bernhard Willhelm DE, Boris Hoppek DE, Bronwen Marshall UK, Cassette Playa & Gary Card UK, Charlie Le Mindu FR, Chi He CN, Claire Michel FR, Craig Green UK, David Curtis-Ring UK, Digitaria GR, Dr Noki’s NHS UK, Erika Mizuno JP, Freeka Tet FR, Filep Motwary & Maria Mastori CY & GR, George Tourlas GR, Helen Price UK, Henrik Vibskov DK, Hideki Seo JP, Isabel Mastache Martinez ES, Issey Miyake & Dai Fujiwara JP, Jean-Paul Lespagnard BE, Josefin Arnell SE, Kim Traeger DK, Leutton Postle UK, Luis Lopez Smith UK, Mads Dinesen DK, Maison Martin Margiela BE, Manon Kündig CH, Mareunrol’s LV, On Aura Tout Vu FR, Pernilla Winberg SE, Paul Graves US, Pictoplasma DE, Pierre-Antoine Vettorello FR, Piers Atkinson UK, Rejina Pyo KR, Rick Owens US, Rozalb De Mura RO, Shin Murayama JP, Sotiris Bakagiannis GR, Takashi Nishiyama JP, The Brainstorm Design GR, Tracy Widdess CA, Toma Stenko RU, Urban Camouflage DE, Walter Van Beirendonck BE
Top Photo: Cassette Playa, ‘L.S.I.’ collection, S/S 2007, prop design: Gary Card, courtesy of Fashion East MAN and Cassette Playa, sponsored by TOPMAN. Bottom photo: Charlie Le Mindu + ATOPOS cvc, Atopic Bodies [ONE]: ‘Mr & Mrs Myth’, 2010, © photo: Vassilis Karidis.
Top photo: Pierre-Antoine Vettorello, ‘Bonnie Magnum vs Samantha Beretta’ MA collection Antwerp Fashion Department, 2009, © photo: Ronald Stoops. Bottom photo: Manon Kündig, 'Bowerbird', MA collection Antwerp Fashion Department, 2012, © photo: Michaël Smits.
Curation: Vassilis Zidianakis, Angelos Tsourapas
Design: Stamos Fafalios
George Tourlas, Faces Series, 2010-2012, © George Tourlas