1 - OUT OF CONTROL
Being shamed for not controlling your body through workouts, diets etc.
2 - NEVER ENDING
a) Fixing one body issue thinking it will make you happy, but then immediately finding a new issue to focus on. b) Not being allowed to define your own gender identity.
3 - TRYING SO HARD
Feeling ashamed about/denying your size and therefor squeezing your body into clothes too tight.
4 - THE IMPOSSIBLE
Desperately trying to fit in to accepted body types.
5 - THE COLLAPSE
The shame of ageing / changing.
How do we look at/ talk about / treat the female body in our western society in general, and in the world of fashion in particular? What features do we celebrate, what shapes and behaviours do we shame, and how does this affect how we view ourselves and others?
With these questions in mind the Minna Palmqvist studio trashed, molded, melted, squeezed and expanded the normative fashion studio mannequin bust to finally land in six (6) issues to manifest through five (5) mannequin shapes:
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