© by Anne Sofie Madsen
After an adventure with the mechanical ballerina and the graceful samurai in the S/S12 collection: Mononoke, Anne Sofie Madsen this time takes inspiration from Sedna; the half skeleton and half human Inuit goddess of the underworld. The horror of Sedna is a tragic story of a young woman who loses her life in the arctic cold and becomes a goddess with a wish for revenge.
The skeleton of Sedna is depicted in the work with techniques inspired by car vings in ivory from the Inuit tupilak figures. The human side of Sedna shows a more vivid figure expressed through the patterns and fringes covering the garments. Silhouettes inspired by Victorian menswear contribute to the atmosphere of the horrendous story. The collection is an expression of a tupilak coming to life in a novel of the late 19th century horror literature.
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