Sunday, October 9, 2011

Extraordinaire Gary Card on his latest collaboration for Comme des Garçons’ S/S12 collection

“I obtained a telephone call from Ronnie Cooke-Newhouse telling me to ‘cancel everything!’ as Comme was going to acquire in make contact with about an thrilling challenge that will be as well extraordinary to refuse and which i will require to wait around over the phone,” factors out arranged design and design extraordinaire Gary Card on his most current collaboration for Comme des Garçons’ S/S12 collection. “I was genuinely excited but in add-on only a tiny terrified as I experienced no notion what they experienced been steering to ask for me to do. Adrian Joffe referred to since the subsequent morning to inform me that I'd been selected to create headpieces to the show…”
For custom made Rei Kawakubo’s most current choice she commissioned three performers to create headpieces to accompany her “White Drama” themed collection. providing Card only three words: “white, rubber and object” he was left using a great very creative independence to create what ever he preferred using the only restraints of practicality, “Rei performs in complete secret, certainly not letting anybody see the choice in progress or explaining the direction.

Adrian informed me that it absolutely was the incident of it all coming with one another that Rei continually looked for.” Often utilizing playful objects in his hold out Card was swiftly drawn to “bundling” with one another canine chew toys, rubber animals and clown dolls which after led toward the notion of contortion and inflated amorphic shapes tied with one another with elastic bands, “Latex was an apparent option – it permitted me to hold out using the completely different qualities of latex objects, like deflating as well as dangerously over-pumping them,” factors out Card on his product and process. “I liked the connotations of rubber as well, but actively playing with that as well was fun: producing this 'sexy', 'sleazy' product cuddly and approachable, almost innocent. Subverting the subversive I guess.”