Bergdorf Goodman is known for its fantasy windows, through the year they to recruit outside creatives to outfit the iconic windows store in New York, a moment of true inspiration for everyone that pass by. For the summer the luxury department store called the designer and artist Benjamin Shine to create a five piece installation using his signature material, tulle.
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The exhibition “Seeing through the material” features five faces, each was delicately crafted from a single sheet of tulle measuring approximately 15 meters in length. He worked meticulously over each piece for roughly 50 hours, layering and manipulating the bright colors fabric, fuchsia, ochre, and purple, just so to help it take shape.
The artist’s trademark ethereal tulle flows, which come together to form hauntingly beautiful female portraits. Shine’s work crosses theme of invisibility, solidity, flux, and impermanence to talk about the relationship between the superficial and the spiritual.
“I’m thrilled to be exhibiting this series at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, a collection of my handmade tulle flows that represent the world beyond physical nature – one of energy, thoughts, and emotions,” said shine.
“I’m increasingly interested in how we cultivate and maintain a sense of the true self in an age of materialism and mass distraction, and through this exhibition at Bergdorf Goodman, I hope to inspire a moment of self-reflection.”
This is not the first time that the artist work in the fashion world, Shine collaborated with fashion designer John Galliano to create a ghostly portrait made of tulle, for the Maison Margiela artisanal show at Paris couture fashion week 2017.