Sunday, 18 April 2010
Viktor and Rolf's Autumn/Winter 2001-2 collection Black Hole was an entirely black collection where even the model's on the catwalk had their faces and hands blacked out. The lack of colour and pattern gave made the shape and silhouette of the garments the focus of the collection. The designers commented that the collection was based on black holes which absorb all light and energy and it came out of their own depression. However, I am more interested in the way the models,being completely clothed and painted in black, look like disembodied shadows. It seems like a way of making a flat shape come to life - 'a way of making empty shapes become visible'.
This is something I would like to explore further myself by experimenting with real life black and white photography/film giving the illusion that what is actually colour photography is black and white.