This past April, New York-based clothing designer Graham Tabor participated in the annual Hyeres Festival of Fashion and Photography, a platform for emerging talent which takes place in the modernist Mediterranean Villa Noailles, designed by the architect Robert Mallet Stevens. Characterized by gaping perforations, torn stitches and layered elements alluding to membership within a post-consumerist warrior clan (click images for larger view), the collection includes elaborate masks and hanging ornaments by Kristin Victoria Barron.
Working with a handful of creative talents (Photography: Miguel Villalobos, Accessories: Kristin Victoria Barron, Hair: Chinatsu Nobe, Make-up: Fumii Nakagawa) Tabor has produced a seamless collection in which the body becomes eerily indistinguishable from the apparel. In an age in which we strive to define ourselves by the brands we wear, Tabor's collection imagines an antipodal wherein personal identity has been disfigured, or even subsumed, by our garments.
Graham and Kristin will be exhibiting the collection once more at the forthcoming men's fashion week in Paris.
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