The significance of identity and the traditionally defined gender roles often evoked in the lyrical work of The Stranglers were the inspiration for my designs and through the study of their 1979 song Baroque Bordello, my aim was to encapsulate this within my work . Drawing on the baroque movement to initiate my research, my intention was to work with ‘baroque’ and ‘bordello’ as a juxtaposition; integrating the two subjects and thus conceiving an innovative visual language to work from. Through an exploration of the bordello and what it connotes, and of the ethics behind the Baroque movement, I have derived a new aesthetic; submission versus defiance.
Summer Shows 2012
Join us to celebrate creativity and spot the stars of the future this summer. Eclectic exhibitions of art, design, fashion, communication and performance are taking place at sites across London from April to September and are free to attend.More information