Curator, author, journalist, photographer and costume designer Filep Motwary releases his latest book by invitation from Polimoda, THEOREM[A]: The Body, Emotion + Politics in Fashion, published by Skira Editore.Read more
Formatted as a series of interviews with select contemporary fashion key figures, the book investigates the dressed body as a political statement, focusing on the linked trilogy of the mind, body, and politics. In his provocative series of interviews, Motwary spoke with participants chosen for their professional integrity, their body of work, and vast knowledge of historical and contemporary fashion, among other factors. Interviews were conducted with Hussein Chalayan, Jean Paul Gaultier, Pamela Golbin, Iris van Herpen, Harold Koda, Michèle Lamy, Thierry-Maxime Loriot, Antonio Mancinelli, Suzy Menkes, Violeta Sanchez, Valerie Steele, Jun Takahashi, Olivier Theyskens and Viktor & Rolf with a foreword by Danilo Venturi. The interviews each explore the essence and perception of the body, poetic emotion and politics, touching specifically on the issues and controversies surrounding the current state of fashion.