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ANIMAL: The Other Side of Evolution (fiberglass, polyester resin, 2012) The project is grounded in a unique visual interpretation of animal anatomy, building upon existing skeleton structures to create a series of sculptural pieces that appear as natural properties of the human body, suggesting strength, power and sensuality. Concepts of mutation and evolution are explored in order to develop a contemporary cross-image of human and animal, an atemporal, supreme creature, beyond past and future. The goal was to fabricate a collection of 8 pieces of personal adornment, that would not be specifically categorised as jewellery or accessories. The idea was to step out of the traditional jewellery/accessories context in order to develop a ‘new breed’ of precious objects that can be exhibited both separately on their own and fully attached to the human body. All of the objects were handcrafted creating multi-part master molds, using gelcoat, fiberglass, resin and silicone rubber. The pieces perform a double function: they exist as fashion objects attached to the wearer, as well as separate art works, exhibited in gallery spaces. Because of this dual quality they can be considered fashion artefacts in the true sense: objects of desire, rather than just mere adornments.
About the Designer
Ana is based in London, United Kingdom. She studied at MA Fashion Artefact, London College of Fashion, University of The Arts London and graduated in 2012. Her collections are produced in United Kingdom.
Award-winning fashion artist, based in London, working at the intersections of sculpture and fashion design.
Specialised in synthetic polymers, metal and leather.
After receiving an international MA scholarship from University of Arts, London in 2010 for the prestigious
Fashion Artefact course at London College of Fashion, Ana won the LCF Best Design Award 2012
and the Accessories Collection of the Year at ITS (International Talent Support) 2012 in Italy
for her collection of bespoke head pieces ANIMAL: The Other Side of Evolution.
Exhibited in London, Paris, Rome, Trieste, Berlin and Istanbul.
An architecture graduate, her first sculpture exhibition Wired (2009) featured disassembled mannequins impregnated
with metal strings. Her armor inspired fashion collection UNHUMAN (2009), handmade in leather, metal and rubber,
envisioned a world of dark and elegant beauty. She has exhibited her Virgin dress - made of metal, thermoplastics
and hair - at Dis-patch festival 2010 and Belgrade Design Week 2011.
Ana has also stepped in the areas of film, with her own co-produced fashion film Encounters, screened at Rotterdam
International Film Festival (2011) and Berlin Fashion Week (2010).