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Deconstructing LC:M through Yves Klein, Dazed Digital
Yves Klein, Self Portrait and Craig Green SS15Illustration by Begüm Sekendiz Boré

Deconstructing LC:M SS15

Self portraits and silent symphonies: Begüm Boré breaks down London Collections: Men through the life and work of Yves Klein

Everywhere I looked there was blue so I made sure I avoided blue, which propelled me to feature Yves Klein known for his International Klein Blue (IKB). Once I got B out of the way, I jumped directly from A to C. A is for Astrid Andersen and C is for Craig Green. Yves Klein had a black belt in Judo and he would love these two. 

Raised as a Catholic, Yves later studied Rosicrucianism and Zen Buddhism. As Craig referenced Zen and went on to call his show a "Silent Protest", it became evident that Yves Klein and Craig Green were synchronised: 

"My old Monotone Symphony of 1949, which was performed under my direction by a small orchestra on March 9 1960, was destined to create an "After-Silence" after all sounds had ended in each of us who were present at that manifestation. Silence...This is really my symphony and not the sounds during its performance. This silence is so marvelous because it grants "happenstance" and even sometimes the possibility of true happiness, if only for only a moment, for a moment whose duration is immeasurable." – Yves Klein, on his Monotone Silence Symphony, 1949. 

On another note, Art Basel starts on Thursday in Basel, and Gieves & Hawkes is definitely what Yves Klein would be wearing to the Fair had he been alive and kicking. Yves was often seen in suits. In an interview with ARTINFO, Rotraut Klein-Moquay, his widow, says Yves felt honoured to be a creator and wearing suits was his way of showing respect for arts.