Hélene Balle
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Hélene Balle

COUNTRY
Belgium

CATEGORY
A

EDITION
2010 - Finalist

Camouflaging

DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK

As a green camouflage into the nature, my silhouettes are lost into the colourful landscape of a modern city. Something graphic and colored is surrounding them so, I want them to blend into that landscape. It is also by the inspiration of the city that I have used a "street-wear" aesthetic.

INSPIRATION

I´m inspired by the work of the Dutch photographer Desiree Palmen and the way he works on camouflaging; he uses some printed clothes to hide people into different places. He represent what I want to express about the visual integration between the clothes into their environment; a visual-blended.

MATERIALS USED

My three outfits are composed with some printed silk, silk jersey to give a more precious side to the collection. To accentuate a "cool" attitude, I’ve decided to zip the tops and the undersides together to create some “overall” outfits. Nothing rests on the hips but on the shoulders.