Wearable Sculpture.

Maiko Takeda – Atmospheric Reentry


Source: http://www.maikotakeda.com/about.php

Logic + geometry + space form the common denominator in all Maiko Takeda pieces. It’s a world in which the simple will seem complicated and order turns to chaos. But do not be afraid to indulge, as at the end you will always find that the common denominator stands (right there at the bottom where it belongs).
Maiko Takeda grew up in a post boom Tokyo where she quickly was faced with the challenge of wanting to create products of individual and timeless quality in a country slowly coming to a grinding halt. This meant that she more and more looked to areas outside of fashion and pop culture for impulses, exploring the city by foot, finding inspiration in the smallest and most random of things.
Within the pieces, there is the juxtaposition of various elements. Environmental influences such as shadow, wind and gravity, create an experience of wonder and bewilderment for the adorned. The form of her work itself can never be its sole feature as the extra element is always seeking to transcend the expectations of the wearer as part of the work.
After having moved to London she studied Jewellery Design BA(Hons) at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and is currently doing a Masters in Millinery at the Royal College of Art. Her work experience includes Issey Miyake, Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy and Erickson Beamon.

I’m looking at her work during my third project Body Extensions. My key words being adorn, protect and enhance, I feel this series is very relevant. I love love love the colours and how you can still see through the pieces, which gives them an almost weightless appearance.

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One thought on “Maiko Takeda – Atmospheric Reentry

  1. Pingback: Art #VsFashion : Natural Reentry ft. @McKinneyContact, Maiko Takeda | DUC C. NGUYÊN BLOG

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