Thursday, January 16, 2014

MANON KÜNDIG - Bowerbird Collection

Bowerbird, the 2012 graduate collection from the Fashion Department at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, of Manon Kündig. A collection inspired in the Bowerbird, a peculiar bird that lives in the tropical areas of New Guinea and Northern Australia, and that uses its colorful fuzz to attract female prospects. With influences from the worlds' subcultures, Google and the Moroccan immigrants that live in the designer's neighborhood in Antwerp.
Layers of intricately printed silk contrast with sequined pants, beaded faux fur, synthetic fringes, lace mittens and socks, and silk scarves covering the models’ faces entirely. The shock of bright colors, textures and prints create a wild cacophony. The collection was born from Kündig’s everlasting fascination with transforming ugliness into pure beauty. We Are Selecters 
I love everything about this!