If you happened upon Kahlon’s window while walking down the street one evening, you would most certainly return to investigate further. To encounter an art form in a store window is indeed rare.
Artwork Helen Gory. Hand-printed silk Mirjam Aigner.
It was an absolute joy working with Helen and Mirjam on this window. The chemistry was simply there.
Jody describes some of her processes below:
Creating this piece had its own artistic process. I first sampled the dress from calico to approve the fit and form.
I cut the largest pattern pieces of printed silk first. These were then laid out, so I could see where to add the collage elements to the design.
The skirt has 8 gores or panels. Each panel features individual design detail to form a collage. I created this as I went along.
Precise stitching of right angles an a curved cap sleeve in contrasting printed silk.
Cut out shape inspired by architecture paired with a contrasting inset collar.
Every angle of the dress displays intricate detail and finishing.
The golden elements of the dress also complimented other works of Helen’s as shown in this Atelier shot.
GOLDEN THREADS, was a meeting of like-minded artists. Jody was so moved and inspired by my exhibition In My Room (2018), she decided the dress for her next window display would be created within the boundaries of In My Room.
Inspiration emerges in free form. I was never concerned about how Jody could work with my fabric. Collaboration is a wonderful moment in time, an outcome that links the creators together.
Copyright Jody Kahlon 2021
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