until december 7, Annelie Augustin and Odély Téboul designers of Augustin Teboul show their creations at the gallery Joyce, Paris.
Inspired by surrealism, the installation presents dummies lying on the ground, whose legs and arms intermingle, remind us some of the erotic photomontages of french underground artist Pierre Molinier (see last photo -NSFW-).
Photomontage by Pierre Molinier
Pierre Molinier (1900-1976) was an artist whose work was centered around fetishistic eroticism he was also a maker of objects. He seems to have influenced directly or indirectly some fashion designers. Marc Jacobs himself was inspired by a shoe of his creation, for his SS 2008 collection (please read the note i had written then).
Augustin Teboul, Vulnerabsurdism
Galerie Joyce – 168-173 galerie de Valois 75001 Paris
Till december 7
Last night at Plaza-Athénée it was a pleasure to see Annelie Augustin and Odély Teboul, the two nice designers of Berlin-based label Augustin Teboul wining the 4th Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. My thoughts also go to the work of Quentin Veron and IRM Design.
From left to right: Odély Teboul & Annelie Augustin
Above the white geometrical works of IRM Design duo…
… and the work of Quentin Véron (fur jackets and big leather belts)
You would think that presentations should give greater scope for designers to tell their story compared to the narrow confines of a runway show. Very rarely is that the case though.
Design duo Annelie Augustin and Odély Teboul really showed how it should be done. The scene was grand and sophisticated, with silver trays of vodka cocktails weaving amongst the guests and Chopin playing from a grand piano.
The atmosphere on the other hand was full of sexual tension, like finding yourself at an exclusive high society party and forever feeling that an orgy is about to break out at any moment.
Models draped themselves across the couches and furniture in provocative poses, flowers arranged in huge sculptural forms rose up around them. Black lace was pulled tight across skin. Sheer silk, often embellished with glossy black beads, was draped from the shoulder and waist in varying volumes and lengths. A tougher edge took the form of leather jackets and pants in biker styles.
Annelie Augustin and Odély Teboul
The word presentation doesn’t accurately describe the final result – this was a performance.
Text by James Castle
This post is a collaboration with Derzeit