Manish Arora and indian kitsch

Manish Arora (1970), fashion designer. Manish Arora is an Indian fashion designer based in New Delhi. In early 2011, he was appointed creative director of the womenswear collection of the French fashion house Paco Rabanne, although he left the company in May 2012. In 1997 Manish Arora launched his own label “Manish Arora” and started…

Sheila Pazos and wonderland

Sheila Pazos (1986),  fashion designer and digital artist. Born in Geneva (Switzerland) in 1986, Sheila came to Galicia as a teenager. She graduated in Fine Arts in 2009 at the University of Vigo (Spain), and furthered her studies by taking a Master’s Degree in Maya in Madrid (Spain), a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Art, Creation…

Bernhard Willhelm and absurdity

Bernhard Willhelm (1972), fashion designer. Bernhard Willhelm and Björk. She bought stuff from his graduate collection in 1998. He designed the extraordinary thing she’s wearing on the sleeve of Volta. And their reputations have both just been sanctioned by major museum exhibitions, Björk’s at MoMA in New York, Willhelm’s at MOCA in L.A. If there’s…

Zoe Bradley and stitching

Zoe Bradley (1973), paper sculptor and fashion designer. In 2005 Zoe Bradley began her journey of sculpting in paper. She discovered her love of paper whilst making a showpiece for the designer Michiko Koshino. The paper dress grew organically from hand pleating large pieces of paper. This started her on a progressive and continuing journey of…

Li Xiaofeng and fragments

Li Xiaofeng (1965), sculptor and fashion designer. Chinese artist Li Xiaofeng uses broken slivers of porcelain found at archaeological sites to create original costumes he calls “rearranged landscapes” for their ability to tell a story. To create his wearable works, Xiaofeng shapes and polishes found shards of porcelain from the Song, Ming, Yuan and Qing…