terror loop collection
The collection was inspired by werewolves and terrorists, because of the similar public reaction to these phenomena. In the middle ages, people were stigmatised, followed and killed when suspected of being a werewolf. The same thing is happening today with terrorists, while the whole thing is blown out of proportion! Truth is twisted and has many layers. Yelena worked with contradictory fabrics like luxury silk with a second hand bed sheet that she transformed into fantastic uniforms. To express friction between cultures, duality of truth and twisted identity, Yelena experimented with different possibilities of using stripes. Some of the fabric was hand modified to resemble claw marks. Yelena was inspired by the idea of an instable individual who could be anybody and blow up in your face! She used the colours red for blood, black for darkness and a stripe pattern which referred to the Arafat-shawl. This resulted in an out of the box collection with a rough edge.