© by IVANMAN / Photography Lukas Wolejko-Wolejszo / Styling Ivan Mandzukic / Model Yani Oceanic, Mati Stache / Assistance Zarah Eickelpoth / Make-Up Gita Kurdpoor / Location Clärchens Ballhaus
»WHAT CAN BE SHOWN, CANNOT BE SAID.«
The IVANMAN Spring/Summer 2013 collection was inspired by the works of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951). Like his philosophy, the collection doesn't aim a general social benefit, but aspires to intellectual and mental purity and clarity. Reality falls apart into things - things, that relate to each other. Each thing has a name in the language. These names obtain their significance only when standing together in a sentence. Sentences fall apart into names, like reality into things. The different segments of the collection, as well as the different segments of the looks receive their meaning only in combination, composition and interaction with each other.
His philosophy, Wittgenstein says, leaves everything as it is. Just put everything out in front of you and do not conclude. Since everything lies open, there is nothing to declare.
In addition to the inspiration by his philosophical and theoretical work, Wittgensteins fascination for nature is partly reflected in the subdued color spectrum of the collection - it ranges from night-black, sand-beige and leaf-green up to the classic white.
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