Celebrating female bodies through designer Sinéad O’Dwyer’s wearable sculptures //FASHION

Celebrating female bodies through designer Sinéad O’Dwyer’s wearable sculptures

Directed by Rei Nadal, this fashion film captures Sinéad O’Dwyer’s wearable sculptures moulded from fibreglass, as they exaggerate and emulate the female form. Expressing the multi-functionality and strength of the female body, a collection of women celebrate their bodies through independent touch and movement.

‘Maenads’

In Greek mythology, maenads were the female followers of Dionysus, the god of pleasure: their name literally translates as ‘raving ones.’ Against a brightly lit studio backdrop, a collection of women celebrate their bodies through independent touch and movement in Rei Nadal’s fashion film ‘Maenads’. Women wear emerging designer Sinéad O’Dwyer’s wearable sculptures, moulded from fibreglass to emulate and exaggerate unique body shapes, honouring each distinct form. The short film is intercepted by monochromatic shots of the tactile creation process – oozing liquid is poured and plunged, whilst iron clamps hold setting pieces together, a parallel to the multi-functionality and strength of the female body.

Direction: Rei Nadal
Film Edit: Rei Nadal
Fashion: Sinead O’Dwyer
Additional Film Footage: Thomas Alexander
Talent: Jade Linton, Agusta Yr, Natalie Remee, Coral Kwayie
Hair: Martin Cullen
Make-up: Laura Dominique
Nails: Marian Newman
Camera: Rei Nadal, Imogen Smith
Set Design: Tara Royston
Music: ‘Bruised Skies’ by Matthew Heywood, Anto Nadal
Digi Op: Joe Colley
Executive Production: Kat Davey
Camera Assistance: Thomas Alexander, Michael Gossage
Photographic Assistance: Thomas Alexander, Ralph Lawson, Olivier Barjolle, Michel Bewley
Fashion Assistance: Ottilie Landmark, Rebecca Smith
Make-up Assistance: Manabu Nobouka
Hair Assistance: Keisuke Takano
Production Co-ordination: Naomi Martin, Noot Coates

Nick Knight’s image gallery

Nick Knight captures Sinéad O’Dwyer’s transformative sculptural creations in a series of images. Image Gallery >>


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