Feb 13 - Apr 07 2013
Monstres de Mode
La Gaîté lyrique
3 bis rue Papin 75003 Paris
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From February 13th until April 7th, Atopos cvc presented its ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion exhibition at La Gaîté lyrique. The craziest, sexiest and most radical monstrous creatures are invading Paris!
ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion has been 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 reshaped the human body and revealed a new universe full of dreams, nightmares and hybrid creatures.
The outcome of extensive research that became Atopos’ 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 58 fashion designers and artists from around the world as well as loans from the ModeMuseum, Antwerp, destefashioncollection, and the Opéra national de Paris.
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 (UK), 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 (CY)/Maria Mastori (GR), George Tourlas (GR), Helen Price (UK), Henrik Vibskov (DK), HEYNIEK (NL), 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 (FR), Manon Kündig (CH), Marcus Tomlinson/Gareth Pugh (UK), Mareunrol’s (LV), On Aura Tout Vu (FR), 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 (NL), Walter Van Beirendonck (BE)
With additional loans:
Destefashioncollection (GR), MoMu – ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerpen Collection (BE), Opéra National de Paris (FR)