Monday, June 30, 2008

When Sculpture Meets Fashion

Bennett/MildRed collaborations, Dunedin ID Fashion Show 2007 & 2008. Images supplied
When well known Christchurch sculptor, Graham Bennett joins forces with leading Dunedin fashion designer, Donna Tulloch of MildRed, the creative sparks fly. The result is a stunning selection of body sculptures designed to compliment MildRed’s unique sculptural garments. The two have collaborated previously for both the 2007 and 2008 Dunedin ID Fashion shows and now they are creating works for “Latitude/Attitude,” consecutive exhibitions of their works to be shown at Galerie Paris, in Yokohama, Japan - Bennett from September 26-October 7 and MildRed from October 10-17th, 2008. Variations of Graham’s large scale sculptures will be used as a point of focus for the fashion show; and smaller works created in collaboration with Donna, will be shown as body sculptures and accessories in the MildRed fashion show. I LOVE artistic collaborations of any sort and when it comes to the cross-over between the fashion, art and jewellery worlds, I’m always slightly surprised and disappointed by the dearth of collaborations. This one is a breath of fresh air!

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