Minna Palmqvist Intimately Social – No Body
Project rooms, Färgfabriken
Minna Palmqvist, fashion designer and artist, explores forms and shapes between the socially accepted female body, the ideal body, and the physical body we actually have.
Minna Palmqvist, fashion designer and artist, explores forms and shapes between the socially accepted female body, the ideal body, and the physical body we have. The concept of the collection is to demonstrate the conflict between the woman body shape in the western world of fashion and the actual shape of the female body.
Minna Palmqvist expresses herself in an experimental way, it often results in twisted and asymmetric forms and shapes. No Body, which exhibits this spring at Färgfabriken, is a continuation of Minna Palmqvists graduation project Intimately Social at University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm. The idea of Intimately Social is inspired by a term introduced by the British social anthropologist Mary Douglas, who argued that we have two bodies, one intimate and one social. Thereby the title of the collection. “It is a conflict between what we wish for, what is forced upon us and what we try to hide”, Palmqvist about the works of Intimately Social.
About the artist
Minna Palmqvist has been rewarded with Stockholmspriset of Nöjesguiden in the category “Best Fashion” (2012) and T-Force International Fashion Awards Finalist (2012), Guangzhou, China.
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