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Acting The Fool, 2018


A method of propaganda;

Revealing the wearing out and loss of important signifiers through mimicry of original methodologies and meanings.

With reference to the stripe, the collection is a representation of aspects of overtly masculine traits using the pinstripe, and the circus stripe.

The dressed body is always situated within a particular context which often sets constraints to what it is, and what it is not, appropriate to wear
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The performance of masculine traits is demonstrated through power, strength and agility. The character of the circus performer was adopted to depict a mockery of these traits at their adverse use and commonality in masculinity, creating a setting of discomfort for the viewer at the costume like pieces. The strongman in traditional circus performances was used to adopt a fitted and highly athletic element to some pieces. A darkness in character was adopted through studying hyper masculinity, an element of hysteria can be seen, in reference to punk and its protest of norm. A blend of conforming and non conforming, uniform and non uniform can be seen.



“Man, has no clear idea of what he wants; his times are erratic; his tastes ephemeral.” 
The exaggeration of the stereotype to a point of caricature.













Photographed by Hector Clark