Collection, Slowly But Surely Take Up Space
16 June 2021
The project started with my investigation of contemporary femininity in what women wear. While men in 2020s no longer need to imply their social status through their outfit anymore, women are still judged by society based on their clothing. Women often change ourselves, and adjust our behavior to carry the weight of how female bodies are treated in the society. With a struggle to be respected, contemporary women dress to be elegant, be sexy, be tender, and also dress to be wise, be virtuous, be skilled, be professional, and equally capable to men. Personally, as an asian women residing in western countries, I am disturbed by how I always inevitably “choose” to dress up, to be taken seriously by others. I put the “right” clothes on for different occasions. The “proper, professional” clothes make people nicer to me. But I feel smaller.My presense is indifferent. The space has eaten me. I am tired of being pushed back, against subtle violations of my femininity. The ideas is that women not only laugh at jokes but also make the jokes. Humorously playing the tension between “space” and “female iconography”, I decide to take up space. I am serious about being unserious. Being rude to those who are used to be making myself small, the collection of clothes is about my presence now. The bigger the clothes inflates, the larger the space I occupy. It was always my space, but now they are aware and they move aside.
Using symbols and metaphors which are commonly connected to females, and also familiar fabrics and prints associated with everyday womenswear, however in an unexpected assembling, I intend to show genuine stories of 100% women: female boss, worker, celebrity, office lady, wife, mother, daughter... myself, as well as the “invisible” female labor who make my clothes in the factory. Transforming from understated everyday clothes silhouette, the garments inflate to just giant weird shapes, SHE Slowly But Surely Takes Up Space. Homonymous Performance in Capc Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, 21 May 2022
Feyfey Worldwide – Présentation de collection dans L’Académie des Mutantes.
L'ACADÉMIE DES MUTANTES // FEY FEY WORLDWIDE Mode ‒ Activation de collection // L'Académie des Mutantes // https://www.capc-bordeaux.fr/en/node/2126
Photography: Hanna Moon Casting: Good Catch Casting Sarah Small Make-up: Nami Yoshida Hair: Kiyoko Odo Starring: Landy Di Lan, Jewel Yue Yang, Nicoletta Draper Creative Direction: Fey Fey Yufei Liu