Unfolding Gender

Fashion Cultures Parsons

SIKI IM PAVILLION, ARNHEM MODE BIENALE 2011

SIKI IM PAVILLION, ARNHEM MODE BIENALE 2011[1]

During Wednesday’s Fashion Cultures lecture, fashion designer Siki Im (I would rather call him an artist who just happens to use fashion as a medium combined with architecture and music) introduced his pavilion project for the Arnhem Fashion Biennale 2011 at the beginning of the presentation. Im explained to us that he wanted to create a physical space, which allowed him to evoke intangible spaces. The spaces and emotions have the same sensibility and quality that Im hopes his fashion designs conjure and inspire. This concept certainly resonates in his spring/summer 2015 collection Human/Machine, which was inspired by his love of robots. As stated by Jean Baudrillard in The System of Objects, “they [the robots] become things of which I am [Siki Im is] the meaning, they [the robots] become my [his] property and my [his] passion.”[2]

Further, Im…

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