starstyling´s new collection "SOLID FIGURES”
is a open collaboration with the artist Saâdane Afif.
Based on the 8 characters featured in Afif’s play entitled "The Heptahedron" (written by Thomas Clerc)
with the main protagonist Yasmine d’Ouezzan, the french billard champion from 1932 bis 1938.
starstyling’s designer Katja Schlegel explores her roots in theatre costume design
by dressing up, down and around the 9 character of the play
and taking further inspiration from these personas to build the entire collection.
The 9 characters are : The Professor, The Huckster, The Moped-rider ,
The Fortune Teller, The Coalman, One Acrobats (who are two but together as one character)
& The Tourist, all hosted by the character of Yasmine.
On his side, Afif will further develop these characters into several different plays and artworks,
using the costumes designed by starstyling.
The garments will consequently exist in the parallel worlds of reality and fiction,
as exclusive design for Afif´s art work and as well as starstyling´s official public collection for autumn winter 2019/20.
The art becomes the clothes, the clothes becomes the art.
"SOLID FIGURES” is a crossover collaboration between Saadane Afif & starstyling.