Monday, May 17, 2010

RAFW 2010 Dion Lee

Once again I have to confess being very biased toward the location. Despite having worked at the Opera house for several years I am always blown away by Jorn Utzon's architecture. I had never been to this reception area of the concert hall and the early morning sun sparkling of the water, brilliant purple carpet and visible 'bones' of the building were very seductive. Dion Lee's collection 'Facade' related strongly to the visible architectural supports with is traditional tailoring techniques, visceral pleating and layers of synthetic mesh that scaffolded the body. Rorschach inkblot prints wrapped the body and echoed the underlying anatomical structure whilst crystals were organically grown around the heels of the shoes adding another transparent structural element. Very cool!