Yohji making waves at the wapping project0 Tuesday August 2 2011 Written by Jeff
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If you consider yourself to be a fashionista and would like to see something exciting from the fashion industry, you will enjoy seeing something that comes to life rather than just a mannequin.
Last Saturday we visited ‘Making Waves’ by Yohji Yamamoto, this is an installation in The Wapping Project, a cultural spot located in the Hydraulic Power Station built in 1890.
You may have heard about Yohji Yamamoto through his collaborations with Comme des Garcons, Hermes, Y-3 and others.
For the ‘making waves’ project Yamamoto crafted a wedding dress with bamboo crinoline hanged upside down with a lamp mannequin. This helps to transpire a beautiful reflection in the water beneath it. The dress is set in the middle of what use to be a boiler house hydraulic station back in the 1800s.
This was a cool experience because it allows visitors to take a boat around into the water to further explore the dress in depth.
so go an check out The exhibition as it will only be open until 14th august 2011
location: THE WAPPING PROJECT, Yohji Making Waves
Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping Wall, E1W 3SG