Julie Hoomans in “Art” by Victor Demarchelier for Numéro #176, June/July 2016
Posted May 27, 2016
Julie Hoomans takes us on a trip through the mind’s eye in, The Art Issue, by Victor Demarchelier for Numéro #176, June/July 2016. Julia Wachtel treats us to one of her infamous – transitional fables – where we are asked to sit back and enjoy the ride. As she puts it, “the logic of language is disturbed enough to provoke a reaction”, while I see the landscaped version as being altered enough to reveal the truth. Combining this exquisite mix of art and fashion allows the visual rhythms of neon to explode, showing simple shots in black/white let Victor’s overlaps take control. High-fashion frames the body like a partner in crime, as a dagger cuts straight through the heart of haute couture. Charles Varenne embraces the idea of inner movement cajoling each design to dance across the page. Portraying the power of perpetual motion, pictures are emblazoned over the body like a screen made of skin. The art of originality invites a new line of thought as scenic surroundings progress with passion. Showing the lexicon of modern language, Fredrik Stambro proves this compelling tale is less about makeup and more about the projection of inner beauty. Lights linger over the eyes while a naked face reflects the colors of creation. Letting lunacy be unleashed, I’m intoxicated by the energy of the piece. David von Cannon mimics the mood of the dew with hair that breaks into the background. Flying free from the concept of choreography we enter a new realm of originality. A place we often dream about but never really find – this tale liberates us from the ties that bind.