The odd resonances of wildlife on the Milan catwalks, as seen by Begüm
Begüm Sekendiz Boré is a visual artist and writer based in Paris, cross-referencing fashion with ideas from fine art and contemporary culture to create new dialogues. Again & Again collects original works by the French artist on the fashion weeks and beyond.
When i woke up the next morning, the feeling was still there. In Milan, the feeling remained, as if a work by British artist Angus Fairhurst.
In the wake of London Collections:Men, Robert Mangold and Michaël Borremans extend their stay to go visit Jil Sander. Mangold and Sander are like recto and verso, so, diagonal framing crosses paths with Jil too, worn here by her whitecollar men, à la Michaël Borremans. Jil's men are swans from Lake Alster. In the meantime, one of Angus Fairhurst's furry friends, the gorilla, drops by Moncler Gamme Bleu, where he looks admiringly at the horizon and dreams of the horizontal, like Versace's pietá.
Then, out of the blue, Jean Paul Gaultier joins in and casts a canopy on Pieta's canape. Once Pieta falls asleep to Super Furry Animals' 'Juxtaposed With U', the gorilla (like all the other Gorillaz) takes sides with Damon Albarn. ''Hand in hand through their parklife'', they lumber to Trussardi to see the greyhounds.
Sarah Lucas, Two Melons and a Stinking Fish video, featuring Angus Fairhurst , 1996
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Michael Borrémans, The Swan, 2006
JIL SANDER 2
Robert Mangold, X Series Central Diagonal I , 1968
MONCLER GAMME BLEU / VERSACE
Charles Freger, Wildermann, 2010-2011
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
Charles Freger, Wildermann, 2010-2011 / Jean Paul Gaultier Costume Design for ABSOLUT, 2002
Angus Fairhurst, Pieta, 1996
Blur, Parklife, 1994