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The Polyomino Game is a collaboration between Russia-based fashion designer Lisa Shahno and jewellery designer Tania Hennessy of Aroha Silhouettes in Canada. Over a span of six months each designer created seven unique pieces following a set of specific rules. The rules of the game were precise and simple; each designer was to create seven unique pieces exclusively using combinations of squares. To add an element of difficulty, Shahno’s clothing designs were restricted to only using squares 30 x 30 cm and Hennessy’s jewellery and accessory designs 1 x 1 cm squares. The colour palette was also restricted to black, white, grey and violet. The Polyomino Game began in July and spanned six months ending in November when the pieces from each designer came together for the first time. The final step in the game was a photoshoot of the complete collection in Moscow. http://lisashahno.com/polyomino/
About the Designer
Lisa is based in Moscow, Russia. Her collections are produced in Russia.
Using the language of abstract two-dimensional graphical surfaces, Lisa Shahno explores the space between fashion design and art. Since her first collection “Squaring the square” such simple forms as squares, rectangles and triangles have been the main structural units of her pieces and the media of her ideas.
Rejecting the stereotypes of the traditional-cut method, the design process always begins with an abstract non-utilitarian idea, whose shadow we glimpse and from which we build our mythology. Having no connection to the body or wear, it is only partially adapted to the human experience (which people call “reality”), supplementing this illusory world with a fresh look on clothes and on things in general.