This project’s concept is picturing luxury fashion techniques applied as a luxurious skin disease or the idea of luxury fashion and cosmetics as a skin disease, death/disease/decay vs. embellishment/decoration/beautification.
The series itself is pretty old, yet the the message it conveys is more current than ever before, as it opens up to acknowledging skin issues.
They used materials such as: kimono fabric scraps, crocheted 100% wool yarn, beads/semi-precious stones, applied with scar make-up on skin.
Freehand machine embroidery and beading by Allison Bell
Beading and crochet by Adel Ng
Photography and post-production: (c) Melanie Tanusetiawan
Make-up: Nicki Rose