Paria N°5 “Le Mal Foutu” work in collaboration with Elodie Moussa (fashion designer)

Her name is Lucie Duret.
She learned textile design in postgraduate MSC in french fashion design school,
Then, she just graduated this year, actively Textile designer and fashion designer.

 

It was Instagram that I found her artworks for the first time.

Is it a textile design, a three-dimensional art, or a fashion? Fabrics with all elements and knitting. It had a look that also felt the delicacy and fragility leading to the sensibility of somewhere in Asia

I would like to introduce her collaboration work with another fashion desinger.

To the art direction of this work,
in a certain sense a comfortable sense of incongruity, I strongly embraced the desire to see the real intention of the artwork.


This is a collaboration that a textile designer “Lucie Duret” and
fashion designer “Elodie Moussa”.

Elodie creates called “Parias” , ‘anti-fashion’ collection.

A story is born in expression by the intersection of Lucie’s textile there.

“Parias” is French meaning “losers”.

The concept ‘anti-fashion’ can be interpreted variously,
but if captured as it is “anti-fashionism”.

In other words, it will be repainted without interruption every year,
or it will be repeated, a trend.
A famous brand launches the “direction” in every season at worldwide fashion week.


This is also one culture, entertainment, art, history.
However, speaking from the viewpoint of enjoying fashion, sometimes,
I think that it is fashion that the pleasure of “Choose what you like and enjoy it as you like” from many choices.

It will be established if there is pleasure there.


It is neither finely analyzed nor criticized, nor is there a correct answer.

I think it is alright mentioning even the law.


For example, even from the viewpoint of manufacturing, ultimately ahead of design and manufacturing, “strong desire to wear” the desire and pleasant feeling, Without them,
one design can not be shaped.


Although the talk went off,

the concept of “anti-fashion”which they launched, is interpreted as fashion
outside the so-called [runway].

However, now [the runway] exists in towns, offices, stations, schools, everywhere.
I think that their “Parias” project is also history as one era.

 

 

Many people will feel pleasant in this project around the world.
There is an episode that it was hard to accept in a contest site,
At least two creaters, and myself, like this architectural maze-like structure,
on this court wearing a stunning pale tone gradation that further highlights its existence,

are excited and feel pleasant.

 

 

I want to say to this model that looks anxiously with a look like a prisoner.
Put hands in this coat pocket, round the back, look straight ahead,
I want her to keep walking forever, taking a walk away as you are interested,
even smoking cigarettes.

 

 

In her favorite city.

The below is Lucie’s comment.

 

Paria N°5” is a friendship story.

I meet “Elodie Moussa” during a contest of art and crafts talents.

She is a really good stylist and won it. She liked my textile design work and ask me to collaborate with her on this very special project.

Her ‘anti-fashion’ collection named “Parias” talks about anybody who don’t feel in the mold and trying to accept it.

That’s why we worked together on this asymmetrical coat covered with leather cells and flesh-colored paint. Today this amazing piece walks on the streets of Tokyo !

                       

***Paria N°5 “Le Mal Foutu” work in  collaboration with Elodie Moussa (fashion designer)

Technic: leather work

Model: Reum

Photo: Imrane Mrtd

この作品のアートディレクションに、ある意味心地よい違和感と、

もっと作品の真意を見てみたいという気持ちを強く抱いた。

 

これは、テキスタイルデザイナー”Lucie Duret”と

ファッションデザイナー“Elodie Moussa”とのコラボレーションである。

Elodie がクリエイトする “Parias”という ‘anti-fashion’ collection

 

そこに、Lucieのテキスタイルが交わることで、表現にストーリーが生まれる。

 

 

 

“Parias”とはフランス語で“除け者”という意味がある。

‘anti-fashion’という概念は、色々な解釈ができるが、そのまま捉えると、反ファッション主義。

 

つまり、毎年途絶えることなく塗り替えられていく、もしくは繰り返されていく、トレンド。

世界各国のファッションウィークで有名ブランドが毎シーズン打ち出す“方向性”。

これも1つのカルチャーであり、エンタメであり、アートであり、歴史である。

しかし、ファッションを楽しむ側の視点で発言すると、時として、たくさんの選択肢から

“好きなものを選んで、好きに楽しむ”ことの快感こそが、ファッションなのだと思う。そこに快感が伴えば成立する。

 

 

細かく分析や評論することでもないし、正解があるわけでもない。法にさえ触れなければいい。

例えば、ものづくりの視点で見ても、最終的にデザインやものづくりの先には“自分が着てみたい”という欲望と快感が伴わなければ、ひとつのデザインを形にすることはできないだろう。

 

話が外れてしまったが、彼女たちが打ち出した‘anti-fashion’という概念。

それは、いわゆるランウェイの外にあるファッションという解釈をした。

 

しかし、今ランウェイは街、オフィス、駅、学校、どこにでも存在する。

彼女たちの“Parias”プロジェクトも、1つの時代、歴史だと思う。

 

このプロジェクトに快感を覚える人は、世界中にたくさんいるだろう。

とあるコンテストの場では、なかなか受け入れられなかった、というエピソードもあるが、

少なくとも彼女たち、そして私自身は、この建築のような迷路のような構造と、

その存在をさらに際立たせる見事なペールトーンのグラデーションを纏った、このコートに

興奮し、快感を覚えているのだから。

 

囚人のような表情で、不安そうにこちらを見つめるモデルに言いたい。

手をコートのポケットに入れて、背中を丸めて、まっすぐ前を見て、

興味のままに寄り道し、煙草でも吸いながら、永遠に歩き続けて欲しい。

 

自分の好きな街を。