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Choice, Animism, Medusa's Duality, Primitive Emotions, Ancient Rituals and Futurism.
About the Designer
Valeriya is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She studied at Chelsea University of Arts London and graduated in 2011. Her collections are produced in Denmark.
Zeitgeist woman is a femme fatale, a modern medusa. Her carefully constructed social identity is a fusion of contrast; hard/soft, romantic/ fetishised, freedom/ restriction. It's a reflection of her personal values, view of the world, mood,feeling, internal conflict.
Valeriyas aesthetic evolves around capturing these elements and reconstructing them though a language of texture, it's developed via continuous experimentation with materials and knit techniques. Her design process begins with mix media drawing & illustration. It embraces a fundamental inspiration, concept & mood, often a non tangible subject.
Valeriyas collection ' Skelton looked at an element of duality by using double layers in dresses, using hand cut and weaver in strands of leather. Through manipulation they mimicked and exaggerated feminine form and muscle. The bottom layer in a lace like pattern, delicately targeted visual illusion, creating an element of deception.
latest work "animism.. choice' explores human primitive emotions, reflected in the textiles and the embracement of animism. This work continues to investigate human choice in texture in order to construct social identity on daily basis.