Magical Realism Volume 1

Collector - Spring Summer 2011
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Magical Realism Volume 1 Inspiration

Magical Realism Volume 1 is inspired by the book One Hundred Years of Solitude (original Titel: Cien anos de Soledad, 1967) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and by extension inspired by the expression Magical realism, created by German art critic Franz Roh in 1925, expressing a genre of fiction, in which magical elements blend into the reality, to create another reality.

Magical Realism Volume 1 Statement

As soon as I considerate fashion as a visual art genre and as an element of the World’s Fiction. What is real and what is fiction are indistinguishable. Theo L. D’haen in his book “Magical realism and postmodernism” describe it with this words: “…self-reflexiveness, metafiction, eclecticism, redundancy, multiplicity, discontinuity, intertextuality, parody, the dissolution of character and narrative instance, the erasure of boundaries, and the destabilization of the reader.”

This new collection explores this country, the city of mirrors and the subjectivity of reality to propose a world, according to a particular perception. In the complexity of times.This collection will turn around mocked mood, mixture of fabrics and motivs. Feathers and froufrou. Fantastic and marvelous. And Humour.

Magical Realism Volume 1

Magical Realism Volume 1 Sourcing

In this collection of unique pieces, we find the up-cycling of vintage pieces (printed scarves, knitted shawls, children’s sheets, curtains etc.), but also small towels found in one-euro stores.

The use of crochet is what threads the whole collection as a technique for patching and up-cycling.

Magical Realism unique pieces collection is is developed in three volumes, Volume 2 and Volume 3 follow.

Photography: Valquire Veljkovic
Makeup: Nicole Constanze Murek
Model(s): Christien Fleischhauer
Location: Berlin