The Unknown Hipster

threeASFOUR in the park

Posted in Fashion by unknownhipster on October 5, 2010

A few weeks ago Gabi, Adi and Ange of threeASFOUR invited me to their studio, where they were doing the final fittings, one or two days before their show.

Adi

In the all mirror-and-aluminium surfaced loft, the atmosphere was perfectly calm.

Ange, with Misha.

By the window, Ange was sewing vintage kimono pieces in shape of pancakes.

Gabi took me to their inspiration board, arranged with collages of mathematic constructions, spirals, and outer space diagrams.

Gabi

« I love mathematic, » he said. « The collection is called Vortex. It’s about connecting circles and holes. »

I was afraid he would explain more and find out that I didn’t understand any of it.  When it comes down to math, I need to see the circles and holes overlaid on a human body to get the idea.

Soon, a young Russian girl came in for the fitting.

Luna, Ange’s pitbull, was participating.




She had just bought a new cellphone, and was obsessed with it. Probably trying to connect circles and holes in her own way, she wouldn’t stop texting, unaware of her sexiness in the esoteric shapes Gabi and Adi were adjusting on her.

At the end, Gabi was also on the phone.

In the meantime, Christian Wassmann, the architect who had designed a structure for the show, came in.

His Porsche Targa was parked in the street, with plywood elements sticking out of the open roof, which we all helped to download.

On the day of the show, the spiral structure stood in the Sara D. Rooselvelt Park in Chinatown. We could admire the sun setting through the surrounding trees. A nice crowd of connecting circles and holes was there, peacefully waiting for the show to start.

The three kings of the night — Waris, Olivier and André — were in attendance

4 Responses

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  1. Lullu said, on October 7, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Brilliant!!

  2. Liv said, on October 8, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    haha you got waris olivier and andre spot on! such fab drawings, as always! and the calm you were talking about actually comes across in the pictures, wonderful.

  3. naomi alessandra said, on October 14, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Absolutely enthralling. You are an incredible inspiration and a wonderful visual and verbal storyteller. Thank you!

  4. ellinor said, on October 24, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I absolutely love your illustrations. I’m happy I came on here. Wow! Come and visit me too when you have time.

    Cheers.


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