(Left to right: Daniel Romanin & Nikolina Ergic of One Fell Swoop, Tané Andrews)
This post is not the timeliest of posts, but better late than never I suppose! As one of the last shows in the Perth Fashion Festival, the One Fell Swoop & Tané Andrews Peroni Privé event was truly one to remember. The work was shown as an installation piece as opposed to the runway format of the Festival’s other shows. Held at PICA in Northbridge, guests stood in the intimate space and watched on as one by one, the models motioned on to the white circular platforms with only the back wall lit, highlighting the laser cut paper hangings by Tané Andrews. Once the models were on their platforms, the lights came on to reveal the garments, with the models standing perfectly still.
New fabrics were developed specially for this collaboration. Digital prints were of new artworks the two designers and artist created. And in reference to one of the works from Andrews’ last exhibition ‘Time Bids Be Gone’ (in a previous post) portions of garments were submerged in a crystal growing bath; a technique Andrews’ has used previously with paper. After some time, crystals of varying sizes and textures grew on to the fabric itself, creating a unique and organic surface to see and touch.
I love these guys to death and was so happy to see them creating something so special together. I loved every second of the show. Congratulations to all of them on one of their best shows yet!