|Double Trouble 2001|
'a woman alone'
'Gucci-Twins' 2001 foto: Kiki Kouthoofd
|Gucci Twins see
The small black dresses are sewn together at the skirt parts.
We show that this magical dual entity also has a dark side.
How can one develop its own identity
if one is completely at the mercy of the other?
' Fame and Fortune' paper shoe
To be honest; " I am not the real one"
L'atelier Rouge 2005 see pictureThis world is full of strange doubles in the form of look-alikes, alter ego's, reflections, dummies and impersonators. By means of sampling, recycling, simulation and cloning , copying seems to have become a second nature. Our search for the twin motive almost naturally leads to the concept of cloning.
' C.C.' the first cloned cat
|The Pattern The
dress is an existing model.
(Already was a copy).
We chose her from the costume department of the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
With white gloves on we were allowed to study her.
We drew the pattern by hand.
After the ‘toile' (first version) we reworked it until we got the complete fit and then designed the definitve form. By drawing you interprete the dress in your own way. This is working by the millimetre.
Thus it became a real Duo-Unknown Double FF (this is our brand) Dress.
Result: The Dress The hand of the maker
will be recognized in the dress, for instance the choice of fabric
will define how the dress will look.
By making the dress of stiff fabric, the dress will look completely different from one that is made out of supple fabric.
But also: will the maker of the dress be skillful or careless?
How will the dress finally look on the photo and in what kind of surroundings will it be shown?
| The Exhibition: Too Much Of The Same |
exhibition will be titled: 'Too Much Of The Same'. During our cooperation
with Gucci for the project “Double Trouble” the windowdresser
told us that each windowshop of Gucci had to look exactly the
same all over the world. That was his job and that was what he watched
over. We were surprised by such clone-impulse, and decided to copy
this method. To push the idea of cloning to extremes the exhibition
will be shown simultaneously in different places
|Presentation of THE RED DRESS Torch Gallery Amsterdam 15.10.2005 / 29.10.2005|
|10 models will show the Red Dress in a performance walking on shoes of Rem.D Koolhaas .................www.unitednude.com|
|See Torch Gallery :the Presentation|
|See video: Red forest|
|Presentation of THE RED DRESS www.imagineic.nl Amsterdam 23.3.2006 / 30.6.2006|
|See interview/video The Box 15 05 2006|
|Dresscode Historisches Museum St Gallen Swiss 01.09.2006 / 07.01.2007 www.hmsg.ch|