Johny Dar received a standing ovation for an undoubtedly unforgettable show that introduced a unique fusion of art, fashion and music to the runway, and closed Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin SS15.
Johny Dar’s typically avant-garde collection for SS15 included a revealing range of intricate laser cut dresses alongside decadent couture pieces made from unexpected fusions of materials including sheer silk chiffon, cork, tulle, metal chains, mesh and customized elastic. Dar’s intricate original artwork laser cut into silk and cork and showing bare naked skin beneath juxtaposed with voluminous pieces that simultaneously emphasize and redesign the shape of the body. Pret-a-porter capes add alternative dimensions of expression and elasticated accessories provide a sporty twist to the fresh, sexy cuts. Luxurious flowing fabrics featuring original prints in exotic colours move majestically with the body’s motion in a serenely seductive celebration of sensuality.
“I believe you can have art without fashion but you cannot have fashion without art. So for me bringing art to fashion is all about bringing the art of the body into the fashion and creating movement, a feeling, and a new artistic body expression. I believe fashion is lacking a new way of expressing itself and it really needs art to reinvent itself.” Johny Dar, 2014