Nikol Dankova - Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft Hamburg
MEMORIES OF A FORMING SELF – Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft Hamburg
MEMORIES OF A FORMING SELF
Memories tend to mirror the moments we have underwent and inevitably manage to position themselves in the developing process of our identity. The focus on the past provides us with a retrospective that gives us knowledge in the present moment. Using examples of memories collected from family albums and newly made images I focus on the translation of details from the past to the present without imitating them. This allowed me to bring an abstract sense of time into an existing object. An autobiographical interpretation takes place where I practice a conceptual transcription into garments. The outfits are aimed to create avatars that impersonate the stylistic memories that shaped my approach as a designer.
I find my source of inspiration in my roots and interpretations of my own experiences and culture. Coming from a post socialist country like Bulgaria, my style is inevitably influenced by the aesthetics I grew up with. My focus lays on the concept of identity development in multiple contexts. Through the medium of fashion I strive to bring the components together into visual objects.
Credits – Mode: Nikol Dankova, Fotograf*in: Nikol Dankova, Hair & Make-Up: Jovana Marjanovic, Models: Iva Kostov, Ivan Marjanovic