FASH 2013 SEXes
Lisa Alessandra Sänger
European Fashion Award FASH 2013
|The boy was brightly decorated||
It is no longer considered scandalous when women dress like men. On the flipside the boundaries are a tighter; the results should not appear strained. The men’s collection “The boy was brightly decorated” merges and transmutes the ostentatios worlds of hiphop and haute couture. The silhouette is defined by hiphop styling with its square, oversized tops and wide, low-slung pants. Haute couture supplies the materials and techniques, such as gold silk, smocked velve and textures such as quilted and plisseed fabrics. All this contrasts with washed denim. The reinterpretation results in a harmonious synthesis of streetwear and haute couture, rebellion and elegance, grace and aggression. Men and women participate in the female and male aspect, respectively. Fashion changes society.
|Jury Statement||The Hiphop Couture by Lisa Alessandra Sänger is a very clearly focused, small collection, a feat that only few students succeed in. She took great analytical care in selecting the points of origin, based on her knowledge of fashion history as well as careful observation of the young male target group. She conveyed the aura of Haute Couture into young men’s fashion with fresh proportions in an impressive and subtle manner.
The very appealing and extremely well written documentation provides the reasons for the project and allows outsiders to understand the concept. This is a critical ability for a fashion designer, when it becomes necessary to fight for one’s designs. — Member of the Jury Robb Young, Fashion Journalist and Consultant, London
|Education||8. Semester Diplom
University of the Arts Berlin
Prof. Peter Jensen
|Media||A Shaded View on Fashion: 3.2.2013: „European Fashion Award 2013 at ISPO – and the Winners are…“|