For the S/S07 issue, AnOther Magazine exclusively commissioned some of the world's leading fashion designers to contribute to the Dress Art project, where they were tasked to create a dress in collaboration with an artist of their choice. Predictably, the results were extraordinary. Riccardo Tisci and Paolo Canevari formed a rippling cloak using the rubber from inner tubes; Sophia Kokosalaki and John Isaacs sculpted with both fabric and light; Bernhard Willhelm and Olaf Breuning redefined the tube dress and Stella McCartney and Jeff Koons combined peplums, stripes and balloon dog pendants to stunning effect on Jessica Stam. From the beautiful to the sublime, some are in-your-face theatre, others are as conceptual as their creators. Each is every bit as electrifying as the partnerships that created them.
"From the beautiful to the sublime, some are in-your-face theatre, others are as conceptual as their creators"
The images, shot by Richard Burbridge and curated and produced by Emma Reeves, were accompanied by an insightful essay by Penny Martin, considering, arguing, validating and questioning the now ubiquitous trend of "when art meets..." In AnOther's 12th issue, fashion and art were not cobbled together but creatively fused in a project that banished the naysayers and created utterly breathtaking wearable works.
Photography: Richard Burbridge
Curation and production: Emma Reeves
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