Luigi & Iango in “Join the Club” for Out of Order Magazine, S/S 2017
Posted Jan 19, 2017
Lia Pavlova & Odette Pavolva, Jessica Miller & Tina Veshaguri in “Join the Club” by Luigi & Iango for Out of Order Magazine, S/S 2017. The monarchy of the muted come to be as all things go quiet with thoughts we can see. Words would merely conflict the constitution of this piece, with quiet renderings made to make you think. But, don’t get it twisted – just ’cause there’s a limit of volume doesn’t mean there is a restriction of the extreme. Art and excess blend, bringing together two unyielding forces. If it’s easy it ain’t pleasing. This story sinks its teeth into the reader, forcing us to feel the heat of the fire. Flesh is torn from the body as each compelling twist takes us closer to our goal. A fusion of factions form together, proving that when black & white is done just right, it can evoke the same reaction as a colorful palate. Mel Ottenberg settles into the nexus of systematic styling, as futuristic fashions forge their way into another dimension. Haute couture is artfully accomplishes as each piece is merely a version of its original style. Clothing ceases to be just another form of cover-up, as this takes the idea of avant-garde excess to the extreme. Is she a (wo)man or machine… what was once fabrics that fell around the skin is now apart of body-brilliance.
Taking the art of cosmetics to a new level, Georgi Sandev delivers a cohesive masterpiece. Odette stands with her hands to her head, seeming to connect to the will of the people. Her dark eye rise with a kind of neolithic stare, neither appearing old or new. An evocative idea on the concept of creativity. Mascara isn’t just missing, it is utterly minus. Liner transforms from a clean cast around the lids, to a shadowed fantasy full of fun. Beauty bends in triumph as we watch the eye-wings begin to fly. Colors curl and contract as straight lines start to bend and extend. Working in congress, avant-garde makeup patterns provide a shape-shifting twist. Reveling in intensity, she looks straight through, penetrating us with a hypnotic stare. Lia takes the idea of a winged-eye to hew heights, as black swirls are topped by a purplish hue. 2017 brings a novel take on the neo-wing construct. Liner run across the middle of the lid, meeting at the lash line as it flies out the sides. Images end with a slam, as Tina tickles us with her intensity. Darkness defies the eyes allowing us to see into another world. A charcoal shade covers up to the brow, then circles down and moves around. Many of these captures are completed with a single focus in mind. Dramatic beauty is done with the idea that only one feature is the focus.
Art and excess blend as Jessica’s beauty is defined by the denseness of her bones. Depth is found in the dare of her stare, as her animalistic look feeds our love of the extreme. Angular faces lead the way as all thing go hazy in the dark side of day. The white powdered year is finally here, as we leave blush behind. Blood red lips made a strong statement – only to be outdone by the totally naked mouth. Luigi languids in the lengths of the hair, converting flowing locks into updo’s done right. Tina’s long, straight dew is mixed with bangs cut in a semi-straight blunt cut, while Jessica surprises us with long hair that falls in waves down her back. Skin to skin lets us in as we begin the journey of discovery. This takes the idea of avant-garde excess to the extreme. Daring, edgy, aggressive and strange, a compilation of creative couture is an important part of the human condition.