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SO MINT! GROTESQUE BEAUTY by Jenny Zeng

London College of Fashion '21

SO MINT! is a series of posts on fresh graduates in fashion, jewellery and design from around the world. Handpicked by Current Obsession.

People love expensive luxury and to follow the mainstream. The definition of beauty in traditional society has always been noble to lowly.

However, does expensive

mean beautiful?

A subversion to the ideology of taste is a celebration of the grotesque aesthetic.
Inspired by Trypophobia, researching texture and movement, which people generally find disgusting, such as worms and barnacles, reinterpreted and translated into a new aesthetic of contemporary fashion using variations on colour. By deconstructing and reshaping these disgusting elements they are combined into expensive and beautiful materials.
What if I take elements of grotesque and express them in a luxurious way, should the piece be classified as disgusting or beautiful? From a distance it looks appealingly golden, but as you get closer you realise it’s a collection of the gross element.

 

Inspired by Ophiocordyceps Sinensis, I imagined a new species called ‘Cung Gam’, which means golden caterpillar. They are a kind of caterpillar but their main food sources are gold. But they can’t digest gold, their gastric juice will turn into gold when they eat too much, and their whole body will turn into gold. Although it looks disgusting but people love them because they are expensive.

Try on the Cung Gam collar/ Eclosion collar
Links for to the filter:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/fbcameraeffects/tryit/436977044302225/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ar/436977044302225/

 

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