FASH 2016 Change
European Fashion Award – FASH 2016
|Division by Zero||
“Division by Zero” is an experimental unisex collection that makes the principle of a paradox visible. It’s a statement that clearly contradicts itself, yet could still be true. Just as it’s impossible to share an apple with people who don’t exist, a number that can be divided by zero is a mathematical paradox.
|Jury statement||Agnė Alaburdaitė has created a first-rate collection with her experimental work: never-before-seen (that is to say: original), strong, visually interesting and compelling.
Rectangles made elastic by incisions and fitted to the body in complex structures form the basis of the collection. A strong idea that was developed well. She has used great skill to create innovative, strong silhouettes that are versatile and completely different. The movements of the well-executed prototypes result in interesting light and shadow effects. The basic colors are intelligently chosen and produce an interesting contrast. The unisex theme, which is very topical at the moment, works very well. A well-conceived and harmonious collection, all the way from the shoes to the costume jewelry and the bags. The illustrations and documentation for the collection were also very impressive.
Furthermore,the collection presented a promising vision for the future. The flat rectangles that make complex 3D shapes don’t just avoid waste – their flat construction also makes them a very interesting prospect for the fully-automated production of Industry 4.0. An experiment that offers a lot of potential for the future of fashion.
Judging panel member: Franco P Tettamanti, fashion and portrait photographer, Paris
|Education||Bachelor – Vilnius Academy of Arts; Royal Academy of Art, The Hague,
Jolanta Talaikyt, Natasja Martens
|Prize||Photo shoot with Franco P. Tettamanti, catalogue, exhibition, media relations,
Mentoring program, Mentor: Helge-Christian Schmidt, Senior Design Manager, Hugo Boss 1.500 Euro prize money
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