Human habitat is technology. The contemporary artificial landscape and liquid architecture suggest a definitive reconfiguration of what is considered human nature. Our lives are permeated by a technologically textured world in a process of Mimesis: the representation of our constructed environment and visual appearance of things.
The ‘Oloid’ collection for S/S 2014 by Pauline van Dongen formulates an aesthetic of technology through the mean of a rational element made irrational: geometry. Laser engraved neoprene synthesizes hyperbolic surfaces, electrical wire connects adjacent leather components and solid shapes result in abstract fluid volumes.
As measurement of space, geometry embodies human cultural articulations. It is a symbol of a technologically altered environment which is built upon and which exists by way of people.
Photography: Mike Nicolaassen
Hair & Make-up: Angelique Stapelbroek
Model: Julia J. at Fresh Model Management
Info and images © Pauline van Dongen