Wendy Jim Fall 2017
What made Wendy Jim one of the best things during fashion week was that it wasn't a show. On the 2nd floor of 6 avenue, 1st Pierre De Serbie, there was something going on that was captivating the iPhone cameras of all the editorialist people, stylists and even proper established designers (JC de Castelbajac was also there): techno and fashion developing into art.
Performatic friends were playing with water conducts making some kind of fun trompe d'oeil. The clothing didn't matter that much; renovated conceptual western boots and suiting, silky baby dolls, deconstructed shirts. I mean, nothing new for them, and I’m saying for them because they’ve been avant-techno-garde since 1999.
However, the skills of elevating all those looks and make them different from others is enough for those crazy presentation days.
And surrounded by these items was Lotta Volkova, who did the styling (she hanged pieces at the back, conceptual heavy jewelry and a non democratic sense of fashion) and she actually connected a lot with what this creative designer duo started at almost over twenty years ago. Lotta was also there with her iPhone taking the best snaps for her Instagram account. Making her own work hers.
I personally took a photo of her and she said smiling: "I'm not part of the show". But in fact she was, of course, not only giving all those pieces a second life but also being there having fun and achieving a goal one more time.
styling LOTTA VOLKOVA
styling assistance ELENA CAVAGNARA
chef de cabin THOMAS LORENZ
casting FRANZISKA BACHOFEN
models ANNA, ADRIEN, ALBAN, ALESSANDRO, APPOLINE, DAYTONA, EZEKIEL, FRANZISKA, JO, MAREA, SASHA and VALERIA
words and photography ALICIA PADRÓN