HANDS IN FASHION
Hands seem to inevitably appear as elements of garments in the world of fashion. Either delicately as a highlight or hauntingly as in the Maison Martin Margiela 1988 bustier constructed from gloves. The hand is a regular feature in many collections.
Take Jean-Charles De Castelbajac who has clearly been inspired by the hand the motif of hand silhouettes has been present throughout his career. He not only created his incredible hand-shaped bags but later dressed lady gaga for her 2013 video in which she wears a piece of his A/W 2011 collection.
Another renowned and innovative brand, Comme Des Garçons, has also used the hand as a highlight. The 2007 collection showed 3D hands that appeared to be clutching the chests of models.
The French designer Jacquemus employed hand shaped silhouettes in 2015, where they encircled the necks and covered the breasts of models.
The new generation of rising talents seems also attracted by hand shaped patterns. Xenia Lucie Laffely, young graduate from Geneva University of Arts and Design just recently created a small collection of accessories in the shape of the hand. She was part of the finalist participating in the Red Cross artistic Award which took place last month.