Despite economic crisis, worldwide, fashion week in Sao Paolo, Brazilia, is considered to be the most important fashion show in latin America, occuring twice a year. Maria Bonitas' female creations reminding the middle war economic decline, stood an inspiration for me in order to create tis collage. I brought remnants of vivid and colourful fabrics together in an effort to hymn female class and beauty, despite spreading poverty nowadays.
Norma Beverley I like your work for its colors and shapes, but the political tone you imply at your description just does not hold any ground.
Fashion design is an expression of art, in the case of the Sao Paulo Fashion week its an expression of Brazilian Art Wear.
I can not see anything Brazilian on your Brazilian women, not on the color of their skin or their dresses and hats??
December 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm
Norma Beverley Your reading of the Fashion week and the Brazilian women is very superficial. The ladies in your work look like 1970's European ladies and anyone who has seen the Sao Paulo Fashion week will know that there is no attempt from the designers to copy European Styles, but rather to develop a true authentic Brazilian/Latin American style.
December 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm
giorgos kevrekidis Thank you for your flattering comments refering to my art work. Actually, the title of it has no political reference to Brazilian women, neither their fashion, mentality e.t.c. It just came up spontaneously when i was working on it, wishing to memorize my inspiration sources, in a way. In the long time the art wort has been renamed to "Promenade on Quai", since it has -as you correctly mentioned-clearer similarities with fashion styles of women leaving in Izmir (Minor Asia), in the 19th century.