Video stills from the installation Emotions, by Bob Verhelst. Fashion actors reveal themselves.
Emotions are frequently the source from which numerous designers and artists draw inspiration for their creations. They are the consequence of notable events, experiences and confrontations which we all have. On this basis, one hundred authoritative people in the international fashion, art and design worlds were asked what their most intense emotion is in the field of fashion or clothing. These short personal accounts, recorded on video, demonstrate by their number, originality and spontaneity that fashion and the choice of clothing have a special role to play for all of us. It is inseparably linked to who we are.
These video statements, several of which have been interpreted in the form of separate shorts by film-makers, can be seen on the top floor of the Police Tower in Oudaan. The original gym will now function as a lounge where the visitor is deluged with an assortment of beautiful, bizarre and telling fashion emotions. In addition, they will also have the opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of the city with its added coloured surfaces.
Were interviewed amongst others:
Willy Vanderperre (photographer), Benoit Méleard (shoe-designer), Stephen Jones (hat-designer), Olivier Theyskens (fashion-designer), Valerie Steele (curator – Fashion Institute of Technology N.Y.C), Terry Jones (editor I-D Magazine), An Vandevorst (fashion-designer), Dries Van Noten (fashion-designer), Bernard Willhelm (fashion-designer), Stephan Schneider (fashion-designer), Wim Delvoye (artist), Bob van Reeth (architect), Sonia Rykiel (fashion-designer), Andrea Fereol (actrice), Paul Smith (fashion-designer), Veronique Nichanian (director “Mode Macsulin” Hermes), Luc Tuymans (artist), Peter Thomas MC Gough (artist), Miguel Barcelo (artist), Lieve Van Gorp (fashion-designer), Titus Dutoya (artist), Sangare Genevieve (model), Vincent Lappartient (student Art History), Wim Neels (fashion-designer), Angelo Figus (fashion-designer), Anne Kurris (art director), Kristien Hemmerechts (author), Ronald Stoops (photographer), An Pierlé (musician), Mitridate Kheradand (unemployed), June (stylist), Avice Philippe (merchandising director), Kirsten Pieters (model), Jurgen Shabes (stylist), Thomas Hirschhorn (artist), Inge Grongard (make-up artist), Vivienne Westwood (fashion-designer), Azzedine Alaïa (fashion-designer), Carpara Olivera (fashion-designer), J.C. De Castelbajac (fashion-designer), Cel Crabeels (artist), Anna Heylen (fashion-designer), Marko Prodeka (student), Sam Geres (model), Dana International (singer), Yoshiko Shiojiri (stylist), Jerôme de Noirmont (gallery owner), Aarich Jespers (Zita Swoon), Hannes Wieder (student), Patricia Canino (photographer) and many others.