Interview - Vanessa Schindler
Vanessa Schindler gives to the silhouette deconstruction and defines a certain renewal of the shapes, questioning the boundaries of our imaginary. The collection, "Oui c'est du renne du bord de la route" ("Yes this reindeer was found by the side of the road") is a playful escape where the clothes as a contemporary sculpture gives virtuosity to our reality.
"How can you express the soul of your garments ?"
"This collection "Oui c'est du renne du bord de la route" ("Yes this reindeer was found by the side of the road") was a way to think about fashion. I tried to observe how our eyes get used to abstract ideas.
I played with the men's wardrobe and different materials found in my hometown in Switzerland as supermarket ropes, elastic threads, cow hide, reindeer fur, lycra and wood.The main accessory is a stick of wood painted in yellow. In each silhouette, it disturbs the regular shape of these garments. It runs through them, exaggerates them, lifts them up and stretches them. Pushing the boundaries. Seeing how far I could go with the yellow stick. Observing how we are able, or not, to get use to new shapes on a body. This collection is more a reflection and amusement about menswear. Six masculine totems, masculine sculptures, a men’s collection"
"What makes you believe in Fashion ?"
"I'm just fascinated by its force of persuasion"
Photographs from "Oui c'est du renne du bord de la route"
Courtesy of vanessa-schindler.tumblr.com