Left: Coat by Dries Van Noten and Gloves stylist's own. Right: Shorts and Shirt by Lou Dalton, Jacket and Shoes by Emporio Armani and Socks by Falke.
Left: Trousers and Braces by Emporio Armani and Shoes by Maison Margiela. Right: Jacket by Maison Margiela.
Trousers by Alexander McQueen.
Right: Trousers by Craig Green and Shirt by Maison Margiela. Right: Jumper by Maison Margiela and Belt worn as a choker by Dries Van Noten.
Left: Shorts by Lou Dalton and Socks by Falke. Right: Harness and Trousers by Dries Van Noten.
This story explores the process of revealing and stripping of one's layers, drawing on conceptual similarities with the archaeological process of excavation. The exposure, processing, and recording of archaeological remains influence Jack Buster and Margherita Alaimo, who turn their model into a site to be studied.
Mainly inspired by Willem de Kooning's Excavation, where the artist examines the tension between abstraction and figuration through mobile structures and calligraphic lines defining anatomical parts, this fashion story uses nude and muted tones with bright accents of colour to mimic the colouring used in the art piece.