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Classic White Shirt

Fashion brand COS and Australian design duo Daniel Emma’s Hang Me Up to Dry installations use furniture to highlight the timelessness of the classic white shirt.

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When i saw this it made me think about the importance of a white shirt and how overtime we’ve over desgined the white shirt and you’ve fogotton about what it use to present. I wanted to bring this back and keep it very simple.

Nendo reframes the white shirt as centrepiece for COS installation in Milan

Back To Basics

2NEL member CL had a shoot with Elle magazine which was one of my inspirations. Also a while back there was a photo going around which came with a lot of controversy as willow smith was photoed laying down on a bed next to a shirtless male, this sparked the whole idea. White shirts are normally seen as formal wear even today.

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while back there was a photo going around which came with a lot of controversy as willow smith was photoed laying down on a bed next to a shirtless male, i also used this imagine as a source of inspration.

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Exploring The White Shirt

For this project my object is ‘white Shirt’.

To start of with i started to expolre ideas for of how I want to represent this object. I knew i wanted to do create a simple but intresting shoot with little to no manulation of the object. I found it diffcult to find inspiration on the streets as all the people i saw whereing a white shirt were professionals which i thought was boring and flat. I personally thought expolring that idea lacked depth and interested. i went to visit the Brighton Photo Biennial called ‘The Diany Lion Project’ which explores global expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon against the backdrop of contemporary life. This was my starting point.

The Dandy Lion Project from James Maiki on Vimeo.

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