Fashion and painting at the French Cultural Institute
The celebrated designer and professor at the Academy of Fine
Arts Maya Bogdanova presents fashion in paintings. The forthcoming
exhibition “Fashion and Painting” at the French Cultural Institute,
due to take place from the 22nd of April to the 5th
of May 2003, combines the paintings of Giorgio de Chiriko, Paul
Delveau , Frantishek Musica with Maya’s own works.
They are made of waterproof fabric, leatherette, aeroplast and linen, the complex geometric shapes are inspired by the art of origami.
Bogdanova explores the similarities between the structure of
the Bulgarian chemise and costume (triangle, trapezoid, rectangle)
and a garment obtained through origami folding.
The colours are purple, red, orange, green, and dark green, with a transparent effect.
project concept is based on the assumption that the garments
can be combined delicately with the paintings, absorbing their
Their complex structure creates the impression of a simple silhouette, and the setting adds to their expressiveness.
The designer is positive that painting is a major inspiration to fashion, and her new exhibition will illustrate her conviction. For the fashion portal www.fashion.bg she said: “With this collection, I would like to establish a connection between art and fashion, because like any art, fashion always seeks inspiration from other arts. I believe in the principle that “Art engenders art”!”
1. – 5. Designs by Maya Bogdanova included in the “Fashion and Art” exhibition
Photo: © Personal archive of Maya Bogdanova
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