19601988 - This is an hommage to Jean-Baptiste Basquiat (1960-1988).
There is no doubt - Jean-Baptiste Basquiat’s appearance has a magnetic aura. Various snapshots displaying him whether as an artist, party boy or lover of Madonna: Perpetually his glance was deep. You can feel inner life is filled with alienation and isolation - his struggle. Therefore I was more interested in his private life pictures in which he seems to be more in peace. I want to honor him as a private person not as „Basquiat - The Artist“.
The main concept for this collection was taken from a traditional Vietnamese funeral ceremony. A procession ritual in which families and friends grieve for the loss. They all wear the color white. A symbol of the unknown and purity in East Asian culture. The color white is used during the time of mourning, death, and during ghost festivals where people summoning ghosts.