Friday, February 03, 2012

PARIS: Maison et Objet - Art - Design - Food - Restaurants - Fashion - People... and more

Paris – Art: Colette - Greg Lauren. Colette is one of the best concept stores and it is always a pleasure to go and visit.  In honor of the Men’s Fashion shows Colette’s hosted Greg Lauren’s (nephew of Ralph) installation of paper sculptures called Alteration at Colette in the gallery and in the windows.  The installation serves to further define the evolution from paper sculptures based on iconic menswear garments, to wearable pieces, which make up the Greg Lauren Collection. "For the installation, I have created sculptures with a greater sense of irony, such as Peacock" explains Lauren, "a three piece suit in white paper covered in multiple pocket squares and The Man of Steel, a classic peak lapel suit made entirely from vintage Superman comics." Each sculpture is painstakingly hand-sewn using Japanese paper in true-to-scale uniforms, suits, shirts and shoes among other carefully crafted accessories. "Every piece is made with the same approach as if were done by a real tailor, seamstress and shoemaker..." Says Lauren. “I manipulate the paper medium to simulate various materials, such as wool, cotton and gabardine and create frayed edges, creases and folds to give visual authenticity to the garment."

Seen at Colette's Tim Blanks.
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