HIROSHI SUGIMOTO has the ability to silence the noisy world with his camera. The sculture photography here is so clean and monumental, but it is elegent and soft at the same time.
These are my favorites from HIROSHI SUGIMOTO's Revolution series. The minimal representation of the sea makes this cliche subject of ocean innovative and effective. Even though the pictures looks very still, almost like a painting, I still can feel the movement of the ocean wave, sunlight, and wind. This reminds me of the feeling of watching a violent storm with no sound.
From the idea of a Silent Storm, I began to experiment with the contrast of soft and structural, movement and stillness, chaotic and calmness. The toils are made by using a "flattened box" technique, where same squares are sewn together along the edges but not matching any corners, or different shapes with same perimeters sewn together. The pattern making technique can create interesting volume in garments.
This collection has been built around this look, which also evolved as the collection developed further. The look sets the tone of fabrication, mainly linens, even some sheer linens, as well as sets the silhouette direction, relaxed, voluminous, and often elongated.
One night, I am desperate to find the best papers to draw my looks. I wanted a darker background so that I can illustrate white on top. After failed at buying colored paper or paint my own base color on white paper. I was frustrated. I looked down under my desk, and this piece of left-over indigo organza was laying right there; an idea sparked, why not draw on organza
Continue playing with the contrast of the masculine and feminine, I tried to use womenwear techniques into menswear, such as this embroidery work of mixing, sequences, plastic, vinyl, and white fur on layers of organza.
By putting the androgynous inspired clothes onto hip-hop singers helped me to use the extreme mansculen culture to balance the femenine referances.
I was inspired by a detail on sneakers, I did a collage of it as a part of garment, as belt, waistband, or shoulder elements.