Please join us on Wednesday 4 December, 6-8pm
for the launch of Mode and Mode seven and 'D&K LOOKBOOK 2019’
In D&K LOOK BOOK 2019 the traditional fashion ‘lookbook’ is expanded from a slight and selective compendium of a collection, to an extensive monograph about fashion practice. The publication questions the ubiquity and mass consumption of fashion (images) and their relationship to the products depicted explored through the documentation of the project 'D&K All or Nothing' (2017) and accompanying texts by Clemens Thornquist, Femke de Vries, José Teunissen, Matthew Linde, Michael Beverland, Nella Themelios and Ricarda Bigolin that explore fashion branding, products, language and strategies, as well as images by Agnieszka Chabros, Kate Meakin, Layla Cluer and Marc Morel.
D&K LOOK BOOK 2019 is co-launched with Mode and Mode seven, ‘D&K LOOKBOOK 2019’, which presents an anthology of text works by D&K from 2012 to present. As part of their exhibition and garment-based work, D&K (Ricarda Bigolin and Nella Themelios) produced writing—including ficto-critical prose, cut-and-paste collage, poetry, and screenwriting—to reconstitute components of fashion, such as garments, retail atmosphere and packaging ephemera. Their interrogation of fashion language in (and as) branding represents a body of experimental text works by a critical fashion practice that highlights the plasticity of words in fashion, which are always both meaningless and meaningful.
A collection of limited-edition publication ‘covers’ created by D&K (Ricarda Bigolin and Chantal Kirby) will be presented at the launches.