Victor de Souza

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  1. xopher215

    xopher215 New Member

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    This is a sick and beautiful collection from what appears to be another designer hopeful. Several years ago, in fact it was Alice Roi's first trip to the tent under the aegis of Moet-Chandon, the upstarts stole the show, the entire week in fact. Could we be in for a repeat?

    de Souza's "doom of memory" is wonderfully surreal.
     
  2. LolitaLuxe

    LolitaLuxe Vision of Paradise

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    :oops: i dont understand the brace and the flies :oops:

    some of the dresses i liked though :|
     
  3. Abril

    Abril New Member

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    i don't see what's so special about it :|
     
  4. xopher215

    xopher215 New Member

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    :? That's cool... it's not a requirement that you like it. :lol:

    Lo, my understanding/interpretation: This collection refences the Surrealist painters. The ants/flies symbolize death similar to those used in the Dalí painting reproduced below. The only clock that isn't melting is covered by them. The "braces" (again to me) represent "drawers", i.e. the places in our minds where we store memories. To use shelves might've compromised the model's safety :lol: .

    <img border='0' alt='image'src=http://www.spanisharts.com/reinasofia/dali/memoria.jpg>
    <span style='font-size:10'>Salvador Dalí
    La Persistencia de la Memoria, 1931
    Oil on canvas, 24 x 33 cm.
    Museum of Modern Art, New York
    </span>
    The eyes are another popular theme in Surrealist art. "The Surrealist eye, with its symbolic function of seeing— both in conscious vision and in unconscious dreaming has been an imagery adopted" <span style='font-size:10'>(from here... by fashion designer Schiaparelli, for one, who not only rendered them actually on some of her garments but also alluded to them in more metaphorical contexts.
     
  5. LolitaLuxe

    LolitaLuxe Vision of Paradise

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    :D thanks xopher! that was an interesting read! i enjoyed the pics too.
    i like dali's "homage to fashion" :D
     
  6. xopher215

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    Sure, Lo. :D
    I liked that article a lot too.

    Here are some detail shots of the styling for de Souza's show:
     
  7. ultramarine

    ultramarine chaos reigns

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    I loved the simbolism!!!
    I see the last dress as a peacock dress... dont you think?
    I liked it very much!
    About the braces... going along with Xophers interpret... remember that Dali used to paint crutches... and both seem to be used for support (the crutches symbolized some sort of fear -erectile disfunction?-)
     
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  9. saann

    saann I don't know

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    Very, very pretty^
    esp the first two

    horrible shoes though
     

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