Thursday, 8 March 2012
It's that time of year again- the school fashion show, claws are out and stilettos pierce the maths corridor carpets. This year each house was given a 'movement' and we were given Dada. A reaction to the horrors and futility of WW1, artists began to question what kind of society could provoke such unprecedented barbarity and madness, and thus created art that questioned every aspect of the world they were living in, primarily using collage and text. Dada was anti art.
For the show we decided to go for 'ugly pretty' (Tyra Banks antm style). We went anti-fashion and very zany. We played with make-up a la Meadham Kircchoff, with thick black eyebrows, extended lashes and half red half black lips. I transfered newspaper articles and random collage onto a t shirt, and made straight legged trousers out of grey jersey, spray painted black, making them stiff and almost like newspaper ink. Paired with some killer KG heels, a Dada hat and crazy makeup - I looked like the perfect anti-war surrealist man.