Review from the Virtual Shoe Museum
As a shoe curator I'm always looking for inspiration and futuristic designs next to amazing structures and fabrics. And this is a book has got it all. Out of this world ideas and fantastic sculptured fashion. There are new designs from my absolute fashion heroes and many new designers I didn't discover yet. Its all about talent and passion. Must have fashion book!
About the Book
Fashion from another planet. Unwearable, subversive, radically post-human, alien. Otherworldly presents avant-garde garments, styling, fashion photography, and young designers who are a whole galaxy away from the mainstream.
Other rules apply to the fashion of the future. New technologies and materials make things possible today that couldn’t have even been imagined in the past. High-tech fabrics and melting forms are no longer science fiction but reality. Fashion is constantly reinventing itself, but many designers and stylists are now taking it to extremes. Inspired by the odd, mutant, and deformed, they are redefining clothing to expand the body and speculate on the evolution of identity, from wearables to the utter transfiguration of the human silhouette.
About the guest editor
Theo-Mass Lexileictous works at the intersection of fashion and media. Since receiving his degree at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, he has worked for Lady Gaga and brands including Givenchy and Topshop.
Published by Gestalten
Gestalten is best known for its more than 600 books about contemporary creative culture, the majority of which are conceived in house. They document and anticipate vital movements in design, lifestyle, illustration, architecture, fashion, photography, travel, and art. Providing both inspiration and practical value, they explore new creative fields in ways not yet seen before.
Otherworldly, Avant-Garde Fashion and Style
Editors: Theo-Mass Lexileictous, Sven Ehmann and Robert Klanten (Gestalten)
Format: 24.5 × 33 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, 304 pages
Price: € 45 (D) / £40 / $60
Release: February 23 2016.
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Photo: Otherworldly © Gestalten 2016.