Close Up & Private for Costume National
Artist’s Take on Costume National AW 11/12 Collection
As Sergei Sviatchenko worked his personal interpretation of Costume National’s Fall/Winter collection – he smilingly reminded us that his style “is all about the details“.
Indeed, it is his amazing ability to blend contemporary originality with impeccable classical minimalism that motivated us to invite him as a guest of Conscious.
Indeed, Sergei found his initial inspiration for this project in the world of the Beatles and in particular, in scenes taken from their sojourn in Italy during 1965.
As he often does in his blog Close Up and Private, in this project Sviatchenko mixes two of the three techniques that distinguish him from others: photography and collage (he uses his third medium – that of painting – under the alias of Sergei Nielsen).
The result is a fresh, new vision of the collection that Ennio Capasa described as “a work that impressed me greatly”. ”In Sergei’s work I see many of Costume National’s characteristics: simplicity, attention to detail, pop style and minimalism”.