How it started with CLASH for FashionClash in 2011:
Curated by Matylda Krzykowski, the CLASH Project asks non-fashion designers to create an outfit for a catwalk show. The brief to designers was left deliberately open with the only limitation being that the creation had to be wearable on the catwalk.
Foamboy started as a very hands on experiment. I used the leftovers of my project Architectural Acoustics and started gluing it on a manikin.
The way that the material moved on the body was very graphical and it reminded me of the Triadic ballet of Oskar Schlemmer but also the work of Escher.
Especially the effect of light and movement made a very cool optical effect.The FOAMBOY was born and lived long and prosper.
White foamboys for FRAME pop up store, photography by Otto Kaan.
Special thanks to Harm Rensink, Lou Lou van Staveren and Bea Anubis