Dear Shaded Viewers and Diane,
In the very Fashion Week meantime something else was going on in London, not too far from the big shows but far enough to feel relaxed and safe from the judgmental eyes of the medias. From 16 to 18 September, The Alekano Club by Hoxton tube station swarmed with international creative minds, brought together by the second season of Circle showroom, Golden Peaks collective, the exhibition curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini and music performances to warm up their nights.
Videos, photographs and clothes were presented mutually and without boundaries in between, almost projected over each others to draw an exclusive, cooperative, sparkling landscape in the top-floor room.
The featured video artists were Tobias Zehntner, Andrea Zucchini and Deniz Unal, the photographers Marlowe Tatiana Granados and Teresa Patino Velazquez. As far as the designers are concerned, a great amount of experimentation, concept and devotion supported their self-produced lines, sometimes a-seasonal collections part of a bigger project of self-discovery. Whether their being outsiders from the official fashion system and his rules is a deliberate choice or not I couldn't tell, but they certainly didn't seem to mind, loving everyone of their pieces as only someone who saw his own idea slowly growing up into a real unique outfit could do.
Sara Loi and her collection "A heart Odyssey", Ilaria Lepore and hers, "Dazed Nation".
Rebecca Zehr, wearing her own creation.
Noemi Klein's beautiful jewels in a stunning presentation.
Marta Poznanski, the mind behind Panopticum, is also a dj and forward-thinking publisher, her lookbook featuring pieces of erotica literature she somehow convinced her friends to write for her. Her unfinished style, cheap Polish workwear fabrics, self-taught pattern technique and uninhibited attitude make sure that her clothes constantly shift, turn into something else and soon disappear back to fibers. After a photo shoot, a sleeve from a sheer shirt already had vanished. Playing with the very quality that has always been used to define a good fashion item, Marta moves a step closer to conceptual art, while not-too-seriously challenging common beliefs just to see what happens.