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Sexy queer man in a black poncho. Avant garde fashion. Haute de couture. Tribal postapocaliptic fashion.

words to learn to hide

What good is art you can't wear?

-The fashion designer in me

The source of inspiration

You might have notice the resemblance this poncho and the one of Pale Moon have. This is because both garments were modeled after a common protoype. However, while Pale Moon's robe is more ceremonial, Words to Learn to Hide is a fully functional piece designed to be used to protect the wearer from heavy rain and winds. Rumors have it, it does its job remarkably well.

Slow fashion

The Words to Learn to Hide is made of a thick water-repelent fabric and hand sewn. The main idea for the poncho, however, was to avoid sewing as much as possible, meaning that the piece can be understood as origami work resulting from folding and pleading.

For the additional ornaments and weight, metal tips were attached to the ponchos ends. A metal chain is attached to the collar to add additional weight.

Why the name?

The question should probably be "why would you give a proper name to any garment?", and the only answer I can offer is: it is not about giving a name to a piece of clothing, but giving a title to wearable art. This title plays learning something innate through a cognitive process with the help of verbal constructs, similar to the process of articulating one's aesthetical preferences regarding fashion.

About garments in general

Every now and then I take up to design and create unique garments. You can see think of them as a way of sculpting human shape. These uniques pieces normally start as tiny garments for my sculptures and are then sewn as a functional prototype in real human-usable size. They are mostly created as comissions and are thus generally not available as a part of a collection. But in case any garment catches your attention, feel free to contact me, I will be more than glad to obligue.

A summary for collectors

metal · fabric · sweat · tears

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