is one of the collaboration with the artist Damien Elroy Vignaux at the very beginning of his career in Berlin.
“Originally from Toulouse, Damien Vignaux deploys his multiple talents under the name of artist Elroy (in reference to le roy, in old French). Initially oriented towards illustration and graphic design, his field of expression opened up to fashion photography and video when he moved to Berlin. This immersion in Berlin’s artistic abundance allowed him to expand his activity while testing new techniques and new visual imaginations.” You can read more about his work and his incredible work here.
Variations Chamanes Collaborations
For the collections show, I worked according to the 13 planets guide.
This collection has had many offshoots. First of all, for the show, I wanted to create masks related to this theme I had in mind, Shamanic Variations. A big cross-cutting inspiration in my work.
First of all, I collaborated with Elisa Cucinelli, then an art student in Berlin. She made flesh-coloured, laser-cut latex lace for the masks.
The series of masks has been photographed several times by Valquire Veljkovic, Madame Péripétie and Daria Marchik. The masks and a part of the collection will also be part of an installation with Roman Ermakov and Daria Marchik at the Gogol Festival in Kiev.
With this collection I also made my first collaborations with photographers for look books and editorials: Damien Vignaux and Daria Marchik ( Variations By Daria Marchik, 13 by Daria Marchik).
Here you can also see more photos of the unique pieces made that year under the sign of Variations Chamanes.
Variations Chamanes Inspiration
Variations Chamanes is to be understood in the sense of musical variations. The shaman is a person considered by his tribe or group as an intermediary or intercessor between humans and the spirits of nature.
Variations Chamanes dreams around these dimensions attached to the role of the shaman, “sage, therapist, counsellor, healer and seer”. The shaman is the initiate or repository of the culture, beliefs, practices of shamanism, and a potential form of ‘cultural secret’.The influence of traditional dress and costume as magical adornments is also very important in my work. The notion of a unique, particular, magical garment.