Created in 2011, the costume “THE FOREST CAN HIDE US” takes inspiration from sex as activity – literal or fantasy, fetish, guilt, memory, ego, religion, and nature. The costume, by Filep Motwary and jewelry by Maria Mastori, were first presented through the exhibition “ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion” at the Gaite Lyrique in Paris, in 2013 by curated by ATOPOS. It later participated in Yeah!!! La Mode, an exhibition by Vassilis Zidianakis and Angelos Tsourapas at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Saint-Brieuc in April 2015. ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion was 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. 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 hosted 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 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
Photography Thanassis Krikis, Costumes and Art Direction by Filep Motwary jewelry by Maria Mastori
Model Kate Kuznetsova at D-Models