Iulia Hmarnaia, My Sweet and Tender Beast

Iulia Hmarnaia fashion

My Sweet and Tender Beast

‘The research started with the Tibetan Khampa Warrior Costume, a dramatic and opulent manifestation of maleness.
What struck me the most was the genuine need to express one's dominant and authoritarian aura through the grandiosity of somehow feminine embellishments, contrasting to this 'real and tough' image. I somehow saw the same expression in Delville's School of Plato (1898). Even though it’s drawn from more idealized androgynous impulses, the painting is about growth and liberation. Virtue through the body with a graceful mind beyond gendered constructions. Thus my collection is an attempted narrative on sensitive identity and masculinity: a story of sexuality, empathy and excess’. 

Year 3 : Connect

Fragments of Information
Who are you to define me?

2020 : Roots

Petra Huisman, Who are you to define me?

Petra Huisman fashion

Who are you to define me?

Pien Klein Douwel, The Last Virgin Boys

Pien Klein Douwel fashion

The Last Virgin Boys

Jiahao Li, He Only Left His Name

Jiahao Li fashion

He Only Left His Name

Marlien Peeters, I Will Be Your Monster if You Want

Marlien Peeters fashion

I Will Be Your Monster if You Want

Stef Reijnierse, Modern Clan

Stef Reijnierse fashion

Modern Clan

Tuareg Interpretation

A modern interpretation of Tuareg jewellery. ‘I took basic shapes that reference the Tuareg and produced these in unpractical proportions. The metal pieces felt and looked unfunctional - the challenge was to make them functional again through use of the entire body’.

Anwen Xu, Beyond the Pleasure Principle

Anwen Xu fashion

Beyond the Pleasure Principle