/ e-textils, patterns, fitting rooms
smART! XTRA // HAUTE COUTURE
in the frame of Design Week Budapest 2015
INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION / in Hungarian
As part of the ‘smART! EXTRA’ series of interactive presentations, audiences are invited to find out about interdisciplinary forms of collaboration between different areas of the arts and creative industries, through a number of ongoing projects. The focus of Haute couture’s event will be e-textiles.
The outermost layer of human skin is like a costume, a body mask which is capable of constant change. All of Edit Szűcs's costumes cover the body without hardly any needlework or stitches at all, emphasizing the defining role of fabric and material as a creative element which takes centre stage, arranging forms, bodies, movement and choreography around it.
A number of stage performances, based around concepts of bodies within a theatrical space defined by costumes and outfits, and the images and moods that result, have been inspired by Szűcs's designs.
EJTech is a Budapest-based experimental art&tech design lab founded by Esteban de la Torre (MEX) and Judit Eszter Karpati (HUN), focusing on the synergy between the digital and physical worlds, and with a particular emphasis on HCI (Human-Computer-Interaction). They work in the fields of experimental interfaces, interactive installations and hybrid art projects, attempting to broaden the public’s perception of the environment that surrounds us, and exploring new ways of interaction between humans and technology by weaving together the boundaries between art, technology and crafts.
Their works have been exhibited in many countries, including France, Italy, Poland, Estonia, The Netherlands, and Belgium.
Je suis belle
Dalma Dévényi and Tibor Kiss founded Je Suis Belle in 2005. Since then the brand has become one of Hungary's leading fashion houses, as well as an internationally recognised label. Their concept is (and has been from the very beginning) to continuously interact with various branches of art, in particular visual arts. They consider traditional techniques and providing a contemporary platform for folk art as two of the cornerstones of their work.
Each collection they develop incorporates a complex system of references, attempting to reflect current social and cultural developments. Consistency of quality is a core value; furthermore their clothes are conventional and communicative, without unnecessary and superfluous details. The brand's philosophy is that fashion is not a privilege but a fundamental part of everyday life, and that clothing should be comfortable and wearable, as well as being an important tool for building individuality. They regularly work with the young Hungarian theatre company Dollár Papa Gyermekei.
With: Edit SZŰCS, Judit Eszter KÁRPÁTI, Esteban DE LA TORRE, Tibor KISS
Moderator: Judit Katalin ELEK