Studio On Slowness loves to discover unique, interesting places for editorial shootings. We are not only visiting them to create the perfect background for pictures, but also to absorb new experiences and share it with our readers. This time we headed to Victoria Miro Gallery, to capture a new outfit among Do Ho Suh’s colourful installations.
The Korean artist’s exhibition titled Passage/s showcases a memorial of his former studios and the places he lived in. He used art to evoke his past, via coloured mesh fabrics stitched together. They are life-sized recreations of doors, staircases and corridors that you can walk through and admire their wonderful green, yellow and pink shades.
Vintage is about memories as well. Vintage fashion pieces usually carry mysterious and untold stories. This coherence with the theme of the exhibition added some plus to the imagery that became complete and harmonious due to the venue’s beautiful lights and colour tones matching with the outfit.
As with how artist Do ho Suh presents memory and living via using new media, one may create totally a unique fusion look with vintage and brand new items. Pink’s outfit reminds one of a modern Mary Poppins, inspired by the story of the magical governess in 1900s London. However, to create such look, one doesn’t have to spend much time on grandma’s wardrobe. Remember, inspiration is one thing, while modern twist is another.
The baby blue A-line skirt is from our designer YUAN’s limited collection The Starry Night. Its ensemble with the plain vintage blouse decorated with a bow on the front is the perfect example of simple vintage elegance. Pink gave it a twist with her white tights embroidered with the cute design of a rocking horse, further reviving the 60s movie and the famous carousel scene. The heel sandals with lace up and stripes accentuate even more the lovely china doll-lookalike touch of the style.
The earring is a true gem of our hand picked vintage line Rabbit The Archivist. It remained from the 50s and made with exquisite filigree technique - a delicate metalwork soldering beads, twisted threads or both together, arranged in motives. Archaeological finds in ancient Mesopotamia prove its existence since 3,000 BC.
Going vintage but not too far, here is our Modern Mary Poppins look in Victoria Miro Gallery.