'Julia'

'Julia'

Swarovski collaboration project

'Julia'

'Julia'

Swarovski collaboration project

'Shell Wreath'

'Shell Wreath'

'Shell Wreath'

'Shell Wreath'

'Maria'

'Maria'

'Maria'

'Maria'

'Marciana'

'Marciana'

'Marciana'

'Marciana'

'Wreath'

'Wreath'

'Wreath'

'Wreath'

'Muse'

'Muse'

'Muse'

'Muse'

'Olympias'

'Olympias'

'Olympias'

'Olympias'

'Olympias'

'Olympias'

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Headpieces

 

Drawing inspiration from tribal practices and the elaborate hairstyles of Ancient Rome, this collection explores the idea of deception and self-representation. Though seemingly composed of natural materials, the intricate hairpieces are rendered in an artificial porcelain shell, a deception only visible on close inspection. Juxtaposing references to classic Roman busts as well as tribal body adornment, the headpieces play on the idea of ornament as a way to represent societal status in a modern context.

 

 

Porcelain, leather, brass, nylon | 2015

 

Text: Caroline Madden

Photography: Barney McCann (Swarovski project), Fiona Kakei Chong (product shot), Currisa Cheng (the rest)

Model: Alice Hurel (Swarovski project), Lucy Feng (the rest)

Copyright © 2021. Fiona Kakei Chong. All rights reserved.

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