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2nd SKIN


In response to the call for projects from the Fashion + Design Festival, focusing on innovation, multidisciplinarity, and artistic expression, we presented an object that falls between installation and sculpture, offering a perceptible experience through the ephemeral and the immutable. This human-scale object explores a strong duality between the exterior and the interior, each possessing distinct aesthetic and plastic qualities. This duality is expressed through the representation of a second skin sublimated by the first. We see this installation as an ode to self-discovery through fashion and design!

For a long time, clothes have been compared to a second skin, a textile and fluid epidermis that provides protection, warmth, and style. This second skin is crafted from a vast palette of colors and textures, offering endless combinations.

This reflection guided our proposal. Even the most beautiful fabric created by the greatest designer cannot breathe life into a dull or confidence-lacking personality. Similarly, on a runway, a model brings to life what clothes evoke through their gestures, poses, and gaze.

The exterior, sober and neutral, represents the garment, while the interior is adorned with a single vibrant color juxtaposed with different materials (concrete, wood, metal, textile, and mirror), representing an individual's personality and self-expression. A curved bench is situated at the end of the module, inviting visitors to sit and take a moment to rest. Two available entrances induce a path that allows visitors to move around as they please.

Through a journey at Place des Arts, we offer the public a path where they can admire, explore, and question themselves in front of this installation!

Simulation d'un festival de mode à Montréal
Croquis de l'aménagement d'un festival de mode

"With her undulating and pearly garments, Even when she walks, one would think she dances, Like those long serpents that sacred jugglers, At the end of their sticks, wave in rhythm."

The quoted poem is taken from the collection "Les Fleurs du Mal" written by Charles Baudelaire


Call for projects




1:50 - urban installation


Place-des-arts, Montreal, QC

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