Artist profile: Muhammad Taufiq with Patrick Owen

Category: Curatorial

Bird of paradise is mostly found in the eastern Indonesia- Papua New Guinea. It’s a rare form of free-spirited creature in Patrick Owen F/W15 collection. It represents solitary beauty, not much of its personality has been understood with its perfect shades of fur, decorating the rainforest.

It is very much reflected in the culture of the Papuan, with some native body painting work inspired from the bird of paradise. In this artwork, Emte and Patrick collaborated to highlight the tradition and culture of the Papuan into a contemporary art on the runway then and now into this intricate embroidered and embellished one of a kind piece. This is a piece that embodies culture and tradition, also art and fashion.

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Published: January 18, 2016

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