Saturday 1 February 2014

Rebecca Ward - The Magic Theatre

Rebecca Ward The Magic Theatre FW 2014 at Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam

Rebecca Ward participated for the third time in the Amsterdam Fashion Week, showing her collection The Magic Theatre. The Magic Theatre took its audience on an exploration of an imaginary world that has neither boundaries nor limits and is characterised by numerous emotions; love, loss and despair.

The Magic Theatre
It is here, in The Magic Theatre, that for a brief moment we are transported from our everyday lives and gaze into the recess of our mortal selves. It is in this illusion that we see who we were, who we are and who we could be. The inspiration for this collection is The Magic Theatre from the novel Steppenwolf.
In a story that deals with torment and isolation, it is in the final act, performed in The Magic Theatre, where the lead character observes scenes from his life played out with bizarre and unexpected deviations. Rebecca incorporates the central themes of unity and dissolution from this surreal finale into her collection; this is clearly visible in her combination of rigid leathers and softer fabrics as well as contrasting prints.

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