Presentation/Performance – Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt
Elongated and peacefully drowsy silhouettes… Behind the apparent serenity of the body, allow yourself to reach through to the torment of emotions, through the movement of perceptions. With Parasomnia, the latest opus from Y.Project, Yohan Serfaty continues his exploration of the structural elements of clothing. Articulated jackets, with trademark structuring true to the brand DNA, metal hook fastenings, elongated sleeves, over-sized collars, trousers in a variety of geometric patterns…
A master tailor, Yohan Serfaty experiments with his choice of materials: contrasting textures – delicate yet stiff leathers are set against soft, super-light pelts (kangaroo in a range of finishes, soft reindeer…) also fine yet innovative fabrics (crisp cotton, woven paper cloth…) The knitwear takes form between graphic and material structures, contrasting with the lightness of long cardigans in feather cotton. The colours lighten with the introduction of clearly defined, verging-on-immaculate silhouettes, set amongst the deep blacks and shades of grey of other pieces – key elements to the Y.Project brand. A musical set/stage, vibrant and hypnotic, created by the artist Alessandro Tinelli, guides us through the unconscious realm of parasomnia, in a subtle distortion of time and space.
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