ILANIO AND IIMUAHII

ILANIO AND IIMUAHII  Invisible Shoes

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Invisible Shoes – прозрачная обувь от дизайнеров совсем молодого бренда Ilanio. Именно на его показе модели передвигались в необыкновенной обуви и одежде.

Только представьте себе: модель в кожаной накидке без рукавов, со скованными руками и большими шипами на коже, головы и лица не видно, вместо этого – маска в виде белого глаза с черным центром-зрачком. А на ногах – не обувь, а прозрачные высокие пружины.

Как во всем этом ходить на улице – никому не известно. А вот по модному подиуму моделям пришлось ходить в одежде Ilanio и обуви Ilanio Invisible Shoes.
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source: trendhunter

‘Invisible Shoes’ by Ilanio is a revamped Cinderella shoe that’s bound to get people staring.

As part of the ‘Supreme Beings’ conceptual fashion show held in San Francisco, these invisible heels worn by a cyclops head model are made with acrylic and vinyl. The shoe boasts a high heel with minimal designs and ultra modern embellishments that make other footwear designs seem boring and average. Shoe enthusiasts will go nuts over these heels that elevate the body, making it seem as if one is floating.

These invisible heels were featured at the SOMArts Cultural Center where fashion designers Ilanio and IIMUAHII held a fascinating avant-garde theatrical show. The ‘Invisible Shoes’ by Ilanio is a modern footwear design that is taking a step into the future of fashion.
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source: tokyofashiondiaries

Started in 2004 as “Ilanio Wear” was couture made for ravers, club kids, and became especially popular with flamboyant Burning Man attendees. Now the designer has turned to completely couture one-of-a-kind art pieces that have no regard for “saleability” or even “wearability”.

“The goal of my current work is to design, construct, present, and publish a series of visually stunning fashion concepts that explicitly disregard wearability, saleability, and practicality; that embrace advanced definitions of sexuality and gender; and that defy the commercially-mandated boundary between fashion and art world.”
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source: tmagazineblogsnytimes

In San Francisco earlier this month, two men covered in white powder curled and crawled through the constrained motions of Butoh, a modern dance style that originated in 1940s Japan. These performers, Ronnie Baker and Luku-san, opened the “Supreme Beings” fashion show at San Francisco’s SOMArts center by strapping on protective gear, then smearing their powdery bodies with red paint and pounding each other’s chests in a parody of masculinity and animal instinct. Butoh may seem an odd opening act for a runway show, but it makes sense for the San Francisco-based designers Elena Slivnyak of Iimuahii and Ilan Rueben of Ilanio, who explore the hazy boundaries between fashion and modern art.
The whirrs, clicks and undulating tones of the D.J. duo SpacEKrafT set the eerie scene for Iimuahii’s winter line of black and tan active wear. Sheets of curve-hugging neoprene formed towering shoulder pads, sky-high cowl necks and intricately embroidered jackets. The Ukrainian-born Slivnyak used thick synthetics and delicate sheer panels to create a feminine profile with distinctly masculine elements, inspired by the monochromatic palette and dramatic silhouette of fencing uniforms. Slivnyak plans to release her ready-to-wear collection, Iimuahii Sport, this summer.

Then came Ilanio’s newest offerings, in the designer’s first large-scale fashion exhibition. Educated at the San Francisco Art Institute, Rueben created his Ilanio label in 2004. His clothes have since become less commercial, and they often push the limits of social acceptability. “Sexuality is an important theme in clothing,” Rueben said. “But in America it’s not something people are willing to dance too close to.” One of his models sported a cascading, floor-length headdress made of surgical tubing; another wore nothing but a snoutlike fur cowl and long black gloves adorned with dangling locks of wig hair. Then came a helmet resembling a human eyeball worn by a tottering model in “invisible” acrylic heels. Talk about a focal point of the collection.
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source: tokyofashiondiaries

2004年にスタートした「Ilanio Wear」は、西海岸のクラブシーンのためのRaveクチュールを打ち出したブランド。中にはバーニングマンの参加者の多くはIlanioを着用してたようです。でも数年前から方向性を一気にかえ、現在は完全したアートプロジェクトとしてランウェイを行い、「Ilanio」という名前でアートとファッションを問わず活躍している。

「今の目標はウェアブル性と商品性を無視したビジュアル的にきわめて素晴らしい作品を打ち出したいこと。また、女と男というバリアーもなくして、ジェンダーフリーなものをファッションとアートの境界線を超えるブランドにしたいです」