Anne-Sofie Madsen "Tiki-Mania-Maori" / Graduate collection 2009 / Danish design scool-DKDS

»In traditional Maori art the most dominant, mythical motif is the ›avianised man‹ or ›bird-woman‹. The most important visual art forms are plaiting, relief carving and tattoo. My idea in this collection was to combine (and confront) this with classic, European clothing - in order to express the contrasts and borders between what we see as primitive/civilianized, exotic/classic and barbaric/elegant. My idea was not to create bird suits or folk costumes and I decided not to use feathers in the garments and to ›translate‹ the traditional materials of the Maori. I used shoelaces instead of flax strips and exchanged tattooed skin with leather applied on invisible tulle.« Anne-Sofie Madsen

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