Fashion brand CALVINLUO presented their Sprting Summer 2023 Collection with a digital presentation, on October 4th, during the recently finished Paris Fashion Week. For this season, designer is inspired by Alicja Kwade, a Polish-German contemporary visual artist, whose artistic creation always starts with things that do exist. Calvin scrutinizes a priori fashion codes and riffs on the idea of “creating things out of things” , for the Spring Summer 2023 Collection.
“I’m trying to change the way we interpret things, the way we’re accustomed to when ‘reading’ information”, notes Alicja Kwade, a Polish-German contemporary visual artist, whose artistic creation always starts with things that do exist. Kwade manipulates common materials to explore the ephemeral in the physical world. Her works often include reflection, repetition, and inaccurate doubling to create immersive and experiential spaces that challenge viewers to question their perception of reality. Ordinary household items are often given a rebirth through narration and personification in Kwade’s sculptures and installations. Subtly, environment and space are created for objects to have silent conversations, meanwhile onlookers are encouraged to rethink, beyond objects’ functionality, how ordinary and extraordinary should be demarcated. – from CALVINLUO
In an echo of Alicja Kwade’s philosophy, Calvin Luo displays mastery of materials, objects, and the concept of recombination; a new perspective of appreciating and wearing fashionable clothes through the combination of colors, textures, structures, and function. The CALVINLUO Spring/Summer 2023 Collection exhibits new ways of “creating things out of things”. A wander through the reflection of exemplar fashion codes. – from Calvinluo