Costume in Action
Upcycling Costume: DeReConstructing Masculinity with Takis
Sat 7 Sept 11.00 to 18.00 Design Studios
Recycling old-fashioned male garments not only answers the demands of ever changing fashion consumption, but can also help maintain a sentimental value, a palpable sense of past and personal history. This workshop created a series of male garments by questioning and reinterpreting the notion of masculinity and by using concepts and methods representative of deconstruction. Using ready made male suits, dismantling and re-design techniques were explored.
Image: Takis, The Forgotten Peacock, photographed by Grace Vane Percy
Takis is a performance designer. His work has been seen in around eighty productions worldwide in various indoor and outdoor venues. He is also the artistic director of his own company – ARTLUXE – which produces installation and performance art. From 2007-2011 as Designer in residence for HighTide and from 2010-2012 for Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre in Chester, takis built the visual identity of both companies. He has been nominated for Off West End Awards for Set Design in 2009 for the production of ‘Stovepipe’ (National Theate/HighTide), in 2011 for the production ‘His Teeth’ (Only Connect) and in 2012 for the production of ‘Fear’ (Bush Theatre).