My body is the intention. My body is the event. My body is the result. A spotlight on the latest collection of London based womenswear designer Pengyan Lou inspired by Viennese Actionism and the timeless work of one of its co-founders, the performance artist Gunter Brus.
The latest collection by London based womenswear designer Pengyan Lou is inspired by the short yet intense art movement of the 20th century: Viennese Actionism and the timeless work of one of its co-founders: Gunter Brus. As one of the first ever public performances he walked the streets of Vienna as a “living painting”, coated with white paint and a black stripe down the centre of his front and back. Regardless of the rumours of wether the act was staged, Brus was a part of the Viennese Actionists, one of the first artistic groups to use their bodies as their medium in aims of merging life and art. In the spirit of challenging the endurance of the public, and the ethical laws of society, Pengyan Lou created visuals through photographs taken from some landmark protests when people ask for changes and awareness. Clothes being torn and pulled from the moments of protesters getting arrested. The process started with the creased textures and structures along with protesting slogans turn into embroidery details. By capturing these moments the collection aims to remind people to never stop fighting for their rights. A fashion collection turning into a message to those who live in a filtered world.
Fashion: @l.o.umite / @pengyanlou
Photography: @l.o.umite & @qinglong_fu