PARIS FASHION WEEK - ELENI KYRIACOU - CONSTRUCTIVISM & KINETICS

Eleni Kyriacou's architectural background always filters through into her collections. Her work starts from a concept and for SS 2015, her inspiration comes from the work of the constructivist sculptor, Naum Gabo. Naum Gabo’s most famous work is that of a sculpted female bust - sculpted through space, defined through planes.

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IMG_4024.JPG Where Naum Gabo defines space through a skin of strings, planes (curved and flat) and ‘halo’ lines, Eleni defines her space by the use of tassels and ropes. She also collages with the female form.

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The colour palette of black, red, gold, stone and camel drawn from Gabo's painting and sculpture is cleverly contrasted in a collection that is both majestic and elegantly sexual. The kinetic feature of the moving female body under the constructed garment - the skin perceived through her trimmings - creates a multidimensional effect!

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This is one of Eleni Kyriacou's most exciting collections to date. Eleni Kyriacou is a participating costume designer for The Interior Designers' Pantomime at the The Bloomsbury Theatre from the 28 October 2014 - Saturday, 1 November 2014.

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