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The Art of High Fashion : Otherworldly
Published by Gestalten & Edited by Theo Mass Lexileictous, Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten
Otherworldly is a 305-page fashion/art book filled of incredible avant-garde images that seamlessly blend the worlds of art, fashion and costume. This eye-catching book gives us a first hand look into some of the most fearless looks created by the fashion industry’s most revolutionary designers.
Examples of featured designers include Thierry Mugler, champion of innovative and experimental haute couture, Poland-based costume maker Katarzyna Konieczka and Danish designer Barbara Í Gongini, a master of theatricality and “dark avant-garde.”
Otherworldly is a book that showcases the best of wearable art, a result of a designer’s craftsmanship and attention to detail. These wearable sculptures redefine the meaning of fashion and metamorphosis, veering between the lines of futurism and fetish.
The pages feature an equal blend of both emerging talent and established designers, such as Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, Lucy McRae, Peter Popps, Iris van Herpen, exploring not only groundbreaking fashion developments but also their fascinating link with photography.
Theo Mass Lexileictous is a media artist and self-proclaimed comic book escapee/superhero hailing from Cyprus. He is most well known for his influence in the Postdigital sphere of the art and fashion world. In 2012, the artist and larger-than-life personality overtook London with a series of “creative attacks”, landing him a cover story for Dazed & Confused magazine, along with starting a future of many collaborations.