Elegante, trendy, branché. Each language had its own word which with to label people as "stylish". But how many are able to do it without taking themselves too seriously? For young Elisabeth Kiss, dressing is first and foremost a game, an invitation to color our lives.
Imagine walking on the street with a garment that told a story. What would it say? The usual grey yarn or a funny and surprising anecdote? Come to think of it, we see a lot of grey yarns walking about without looking us in the face each day. So why not try to breach from banality?
These are the issues tackled by textile designer Elisabeth Kiss’ "Carambolage", presented as a graduate project at the Kunstakademiets Designskole. Not a collection of clothes we’d casually pick out from the wardrobe and mechanically put on, but a lively way of breaking free from conformism.
"Carambolage" is inspired by the creative process of Constructivism, by collages of different textiles, by remixes of 2D and 3D elements. But especially by maintaining a playful relationship with the body, materials, colors and shapes. In this nebula of stimuli, no wonder, one element makes a carom which sparks a creative idea: "Carambolage".
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