Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The Formalist Genious
Yes we are talking about the experimentalist designer Kunihiko Morinaga, born in Tokyo, in 1980. Graduated from Waseda University and Vantan Design Academy. And in 2003, the brand "Anrealage" started. Do you wonder where the name comes from? This name is a combination of three words; "real, unreal, age". In 2005, won the Avant-Garde Grand Prix at Gen Art 2005, a contest for new young designers in New York. Here is a small part of the 2005-6 AW 2005 collection;
and in 2009, tried something different and started installation on the clothes in the theme of "convex concave" to integrate symbols with clothes. This idea seems like a really big exploration in the design industry.
Designer prefers to present the designs in different shapes for every collection both for exhibitions and fashion shows. And Anrealage's S/S 11 collection seems incredible with the usage of plastic inflatables to create huge shoulder straps or angel wings.