The heart of Budapest Fashion Week is Design Terminal where there's an exhibition of various design items, showing the thematic of the entire Design Week.
Úna Burke's RE.TREAT collection's pieces are only a few of the exhibited items, still they're the only fashion-related objects in there. Although I didn't really have a choice, I didn't only pay attention to them because there was nothing else but beacause it's cool. I was trying to find the right expression and though even my english teacher hates people who use cool all the time, it just seems to be the right word for this thing.
"This is a conceptual collection of wearable art pieces, depicting a series of eight human gestures associated with the cause, the physical and psychological effect and the healing stages of human trauma. Sculptural forms are created around the shape of the contorted female body. A number of pieces are reminiscent of prosthetics and medical braces. This signifies the potential for healing within the boundaries of something which inhibits the body.The collection already attracted the attention of Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera and NARS Cosmetics (whose campaign photos in association with Úna Burke turned out great!). The leather collection is a bit sick, a bit shocking and a bit too focused on religion but I still love it!
Carcass-like in form, each piece is hand crafted from vegetable tanned leather, resulting in a colour indicative of human flesh. They have been produced to be viewed as contemplation artefacts observed in the environment of the gallery and they can be used as fashion accessories when broken down into sections, such as arm pieces, leg pieces, head or neck pieces and shoulder pieces. They could be combined with other garments in flowing fabrics which would create beautiful contrasts with the structured forms of these pieces.”
|NARS Cosmerics campaign photo|
What do you think? It's really Lady Gaga-ish, if you ask me, but I'd love to know your thoughts on the collection! Comment!