Shinmi Park: Changeability: The Fashion Trace
Shinmi Park: Changeability: The Fashion Trace. Text edited by Professor Peter McNeil, Professor of Design History.
First Published: 2007
Price: $30.00 (plus $2.00 postage and handling within Australia, $4.00 international)
This catalogue documents Korean fashion designer Shinmi Park’s provocative and original work in her first major Australian exhibition, Shinmi Park: Changeability, the Fashion Trace at UTS Gallery, May 22-June 22, 2007.
Park's work considers the dialogue between modern architecture and contemporary fashion in concept as well as practice. By borrowing devices from both disciplines such as the spiral, the fold and zippers to provide the structural basis for her soft sculptures, her designs are no longer static structures for wearing but metaphors for urban life.
Taking fashion beyond the expression of trends, Park’s work develops types of fashion structures that reinvent the garment as a sensual transaction between the body, interior space and the eye. Obsessively detailed, the intricately layered textures of Park’s designs appear deceptively light and playful. Each garment is constructed by a kind of modular interconnection between individual pieces that can be disassembled and recombined into multiple sculptural forms according to the will of the wearer.
Features essays by designer Shinmi Park, Dr Vicki Karaminas, Fashion and Design theorist, Professor Peter McNeil, Chair of Design History, Gavin Perin lecturer in Architecture and introduction by Professor Andrew Benjamin.
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