Katherine Mavridis’ approach to her designs is atypical to the purpose of fashion we are so familiar with: to dress a body. Whether to flatter, conceal, deceive or flaunt, fashion is at its core a second skin of our desires. It’s odd to then hear Mavridis speak of her approach to fashion as one that is devoid of the body, rather using the reduced form of cloth itself as a foundation for her sculptural forms that exist as entities within themselves.
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;— World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world for ever, it seems. ~Arthur O'Shaughnessy, "Ode," 1874