The fabric-a-dress project started taking shape in 2012 as an exploration in contemporary photography.
The series is composed of several digital pictures, each one showing a female model dressed with a piece of fabric in a high-fashion attitude. The concepts and boundaries behind the work are:
- Each "dress" is made with a piece of fabric and held together with twine, wire, tape or tied to the model as a subversion of pret-a-porter and haute couture. The model acts as both designer and seamstress, engaging with the materials as she wishes. The "dress" is only made for photographic purposes, taking.
- All the styling, make up and the design of the "dress" is created by the model as a personal statement of fashion. By doing so, she eliminates the need of brands or corporations to create a style. This artistic fashion exploration evokes a feeling of times past, when people used to made their clothes.
- The photographs are intervened with paint as a symbolism of symbolizing the role of fashion photography in contemporary art. With the splashes and drips, the author is "legitimizing" legitimizes fashion photography as fine art. Because it contains "paint", even digital, is art.
Fabric-a-dress is continuously evolving. If you would like take part as a model or sponsor, please feel free to contact me.