Régine Amichba

geneva
City:
geneva
Country:
switzerland
University / School:
HEAD – Geneva University of Art & Design
Graduation Year:
2017
Production Location:
switzerland
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Collection – i love you more than words can tell so i'll show you instead

This collection is about a girl who is so obsessed by her male friends that she wants to « wear » them and carry the memory of them with her.
That girl might be me, and this collection might be a love letter to the boys I’ve met in London last summer.

I wanted to dedicate my collection to the memories I have of them, and these special six months in London.
The different looks, silhouettes have a caricatural feel, as if it’s not very clear if the garments really exist or if they are just sketches in that girl’s diary.

 The first starting point was the pictures I took of two of these boys wearing some of their outfits and of two girls wearing the exact same ones. The second starting point was a quote of the book « The Virgin Suicides » ; one of the Lisbon sisters couldn’t stop eating spaghettis because it made her feel closer to the boy she liked. And finally, some sketches I’ve made in my travel diary.

I borrowed some of my friends garments, and developped them with a textile approach to translate the idea of obsession. I romanticized their clothes, in a way. Most of the textile work is completely handmade ; craftmanship goes hand-in-hand with my desire to create an ‘emotional’ fashion. I love the special feeling we get when we borrow something from someone we love, I’m interested in people who are wearing the clothes more than anything and I love to observe how they make these clothes their own, and then develop it with my own work.


About
Régine Amichba was born in 1994 in Moscow (Russia) and moved then to Switzerland. She studied graphic design before pursuing her fashion studies at the HEAD Geneva (Haute école d’arts et de design), where she graduated in June 2017. She’s interested in people who are wearing the clothes more than anything and loves to observe how they make these clothes their own, and then develop it in her own work. She translates her fascination for her boy muses through an emotional approach to fashion (a lot of her work is handmade; it’s quite romantic to spend hours making something really nice for someone you love) and loves to communicate her work in a visually strong approach, through photography, drawings and collages.