THE DRESS (2017)

2013 – 2017

“The Dress” Series is a performative, photographic project that unfolded between 2013 and 2017 on the enchanting Mediterranean island of Linosa, off the coast of Sicily, Italy.
Collaborating with non-professional models, each installment defies conventional beauty standards in fashion and visual culture.
Through site-specific photoshoots, this series boldly embraces diversity, inclusivity, and authenticity, sparking meaningful dialogues on identity and beauty.
Encouraging everyone to redefine empowerment through style, “The Dress” Series champions a provocative yet inspiring notion with its one-size-fits-all concept. In a fashion world often overshadowed by unattainable standards, this project presents a refreshing perspective on self-empowerment.

The dress’s origins add a layer of intrigue and history. Originally purchased from a vintage store in New York City’s East Village in April 2013, it boasts a strapless design with a sweetheart neckline and a full skirt reminiscent of craftsmanship from the 1950s. However, its fabric and color evoke the vibrant spirit of the 1980s. Likely of German production, the sparkling nylon organza fabric in sunburst pleats exudes timeless elegance, fitting all with effortless grace despite its labeled size 42/44.

In addition to the photographic body of work, “The Dress” Series is complemented by The Dress Magazine, a one-of-a-kind creation that seamlessly blends editorial art and design with its distinctive flair. Together, they form a powerful statement, inviting viewers to explore and celebrate the intersection of fashion, identity, and empowerment.

The Dress Magazine is a unique and original piece of Editorial Art and Design. Not available for sale.

The Dress Magazine, #0, First Edition. Conceived and realised in Italy (2013-2017).

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