Common Ground was an exhibition of fashion and architecture, commissioned by champagne producers GH Mumm to support their campaign “Twisting Conventions” in July 2011. I collaborated with photographer Rich Gilligan to create a series of images which connected the design work of six fashion designers with architectural structures, highlighting the visual and conceptual parallels between fashion and architecture
The images were exhibited in a pop-up gallery space on Dublin’s South William Street , which I was also coordinated. The exhibition was also presented at the architectural gallery, Darc Space on North Great George’s Street, Dublin.
Simone Rocha’s extensive use of white fabrics with sheer windows led to her clothes being photographed in the white Douglas Hyde Gallery with its moveable doors that create windows. Una Burke’s leather designs, which are often used to contort and create a new body shape, are set against the Casino at Marino, a building which looks as if it is one storey on the outside but is actually spread over three floors. Joanne Hynes work was linked with the Beckett Theatre in Trinity College because the designer is influenced by the playwright in the use of various ideas of personality. Tim Ryan’s work was photographed at architect Tom de Paor’s Pumphouse at Clontarf. Eilis Boyle’s designs are pictured at the ruins of a church in Kildare, while Eme Vandal’s structured and blocked pieces are featured in Trinity’s Long Room Hub.
The images were exhibited in a pop up gallery space on Dublin’s South William Street , which I was also tasked with coordinating. The exhibition was also presented at the architectural gallery, Darc Space.
Fashion DirectorAisling Farinella