© by Malgorzata Dudek / Photography Christoph Musiol / Styling Jadwiga Pokryszka / Hair Margo Wegierek / Make-Up Patricia Bontscheff / Set-Design Uli Gajsa / Model Katarzyna Nawrocka / Sunglasses Slav Nowosad / Shoes Kazar
An homage to the Swiss surrealist, H.R. Giger. Always being fascinated by the artwork of Giger and the massive impact of his Biomechanical vision on the world of architecture, film, music, tattoo art, fashion and industrial design, Malgorzata Dudek, with H.R. Giger's prior approval, transferred his cultural influence onto fabric. The collection includes a series of one-off couture pieces with adapted Giger prints. Some of the standout pieces are an elegant skin-tight gown with a Giger »Li« print and a hautingly beautiful black, skin-tight gown with 3-D baby heads from Giger's »Landscape XVIII« adorning the back and train. Throughout the collection, there are also laser-cut leather elements which were inspired by the artists airbrushing. The collection was accessorized with metal sunglasses by designer Slav Nowosad which are inspired by Giger’s »Birth Machine«.
»My desire with this collection is to honor to H.R. Giger, pay him tribute, and show how his influence resonates in the world of fashion. When I started sketching this collection and planning the fabrics, I couldn’t see it complete without elements of Giger’s artwork. And what better way for me, as a designer, to honor a man who’s Biomechanical vision has massively influenced architecture, film, music, tattoo art, fashion and industrial design. Last February, I sent sketches to him through his agent and to my surprise, I heard back almost immediately and was given creative freedom to incorporate a jointly agreed upon selection of Giger's art! It’s such an honor to work with this artist because he’s so influential that I was aware of and appreciated his work, long before I knew his name .«
MALGORZATA DUDEK Website
H. R. GIGER Website / Museum