The Wish-Landscape; Escaping the Constraints of a Heteronormative Reality

“Yes, I was thinking: we live without a future. That’s what’s queer …” – Virginia Woolf

Marius Janusauskas is a fashion graduate of the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp who has been recognised on various international talents’ platforms for his intellectual take on both womenswear and menswear. His collections often reference art, literature and popular culture. Janusauskas’s SS18 collection marries “a wish-landscape”; mythopoetic categories and queer temporality. The refusal of a certain natural order opens up new possibilities for hope and diversity in the present moment. This celebration of the moment signifies utopian potentiality and an escape from the constraints of reality.

The collection is inspired by uniforms, Andy Warhol’s early hand-drawings and camouflage, which in this context is viewed as an artistic approximation of nature. The process of deconstruction of regular military, white collar and workers uniforms with soft silks and a transgender body has progressed into the creation of original garments. The suggestion of which is like an unregistered story or a poem.

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Credits

Photography: Paulius Zaborskis @pauliuszaborskis

Clothing & accessories: Marius Janusauskas SS18 @mariusjanusauskas/www.mariusjanusauskas.com

Hair & Makeup: Kristina Pasaka Busilaite @kristina_bu

Models: Nikita @faux.nick @imagegroupmodelmanagement & Marija at modilinos

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