Art and fashion have a long relationship, one has always influenced the other. Our society cloaks itself under the veil of the fabric sewn by the hands of an artist. If art is a reflection of the human condition, fashion is the piece that defines it in the most physical sense. Modern fashion (and fashion since its inception) is a reflection of our society. New art influences fashion, and fashion influences art. We wear a work of art wherever we go: functional art is fashion.
Every designer gets the pleasure and the privilege of using their senses to create a piece of clothing. Fabricating a dress is as demanding, frustrating, and beautiful as painting a mural of roses. It takes time, dedication, and patience to have the angles perfect. Fashion designers use the human body as a canvas. It is as if we work to cloak a three-dimensional structure with the canvas from a painter’s studio. Our brush is the needle, and our paint is textile. Our canvas comes in silk, cotton, wool, fur, plastic, nylon, just to mention a few. We build our work around the intricacies of the human body.
Art in all its mediums envisions an imaginary world (or hyper-realistic one). It transforms it into something society can accept and appreciate–or at the very least detest and fear! Many people ask why we use mannequins on our website. We admire the connection between the imagined and the real. We indulge in the creative process, and as much as fashion is a requirement for designers, art is the driving passion behind it.
Designers embrace fiction because it is how we materialize the human condition into the third dimension from the unknown. This is a skill not always shared by designers, particularly the copycat-department. Fiction has become a reality through the cross-stitches of textile. The stories we tell have become the stories we wear. Our dresses flow like poetry. Our fabrics are an assemblage of theories from the selective eye of our designer. They are imagined and created in our studio and curated by the same designer. At PRC, we combine the timeless traditions of fashion, with a contemporary approach to a look that fits. The very core of our work is to create fashion that turns heads!