February 5, 2011, 5:53 pm

Sensational volumes sculpted around the body.

SMWalker
SMWalker
SMWalker
SMWalker
SMWalker
SMWalker
Shrug reinvented by Stephanie Macdonald-Walker of SMWalker. CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE

Considering the accessories of SMWalker as plain shrugs or boleros is a depreciation of their design qualities. At first impression, these pieces resemble elements of futuristic apparel influenced by medieval armours and science fiction aesthetics. However, a more elaborate exploration of the pieces’ geometry would recognise many similarities with organic forms in experimental design and architecture. The shrug, detached from its context, could easily be perceived as an avant garde building model. Yet, the architecture of SMWalker is not intended to be inhabited, it is to be worn. The accessories’ volumes exaggerate the body geometry just enough to evoke a slightly fetishist sensationalism.

Stephanie Macdonald-Walker, the designer of the UK based SMWalker, has earned the right to describe her work as ‘wearable art that can be sculpted around a body…’

Stephanie Macdonald-Walker for SMWalker, www.smwalker.co.uk, 2010. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.

SMWalker
Shrug reinvented by Stephanie Macdonald-Walker of SMWalker

Sensational volumes sculpted around the body.

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