This project reinterprets Cristóbal Balenciaga’s body of work, specifically, his progressive evolution towards minimalist and pure construction, while drawing parallels to the multi-dimensional works of Italian painter-sculptor Agostino Bonalumi. Both artists challenged the fundamental norms of their respective mediums in the pursuit of absolute purity of form, which have since characterised their works.
Much like Balenciaga’s interest in the space that exists between wearer and garment, Bonalumi described his polyhedral works as “estroflessioni” (extroflections) that broke free from their two-dimensional canvas, reaching outwards. "Guided by this sense of dimensionality and ease, I was inspired to create a garment of sculptural qualities, while using fewer seams but simultaneously guaranteeing uninhibited movement for the wearer.”
This look reinterprets Cristóbal Balenciaga’s interest in wearer-garment space through the sculptural lens of Agostino Bonalumi.