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Stine Riis’s F/W 2011 ready-to-wear collection ‘Decadence & Decay’, is an investigation into the inter-relation between form and decay. Her collection incorporates a range of luxurious fabrics (wool, silk, patent leather, fur) to examine time’s invisible hand in transfiguring sculptures. In a media saturated society, mindlessly chasing “newness” regardless of merit, Stine Riis’s creations champion a fine-hewed beauty whose allure intensifies with the passing of time. These are not clothes that exist in a moment of time but rather stretch to illuminate the passing of lifetimes.
The works and processes of Robert Morris and Donald Judd have served as the initial inspiration for her processes. By immersing herself in these artists seminal works, she has been enlightened to the complexities inherent in the simplest of things. Through a deliberate compulsion, she has attempted to transcend perfunctory looking to instead see the actual thing itself, rather than the illusions presented by things. These revelations are made manifest in a collection that is entirely harmonized within the garments themselves and in the collection as an entirety in regards to colors, shapes, and mood.
A graduate of London College of Fashion, Riis intends to push beyond the temporal nature of fashion to offer her customer wearable pieces which transcend trends.