My Surreal Dreamworld Of Fashion
“If you’re lucky enough to use something you see in a dream, it is purely original. It’s not in the world – it’s in your head. I think that is amazing.” Treasuring the words of Alexander Mcqueen, the God of Creation, I went looking for an answer to the enigmatic dream world and it turned out to be a boost to the imagination.
Taking surrealism as a tool to decode my dreams was quite inspiring. Quoting Salvador Dali,“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.”In my collection, My Surreal Dream world, I tried to transfer dreams magic into my designs. And dreams are not only about fairies and butterflies.
Dreams can also be dark; they show you the side of life that you have never experienced.‘Tastefully offensive’ is how I would describe the mood of my collection. You get to see beauty with a new meaning. In the words of the great McQueen, “I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.” Its time to redefine beauty – beauty is not just in blooming flowers and floating butterflies. Beauty is also seen in the exoskeleton of a dead butterfly or in the unique form of a withered flower.
Fashion often pays tribute to the art. Surrealism and fashion has been closely related to Avant garde.The arched jacket is knitted of medical gauge tape, thick enough to soak all the blood and bruises. The silicone busts are brutally poked and pierced depicting pain and torture. The formless faces of the structure how nightmare’s looks without your imagination, like a blank canvas; On it,we paint those faces which then haunt us to death!
I dress up ‘dolls from the dreamworld’, because they don’t demand for clothes that are wearable, there are no rules in the dreamworld, its MY SURREAL DREAMWORLD.
SALIL BHATIA is a graduate of NIFT and has specialised in fashion design. His inspirations are bold. ‘Making Things Look Dramatic’ is a natural extension of him.
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