Vasili Papathanasopoulos, Reign Fall (Editorial/Fashion (ATEP 2017))

Reign Fall looks at the dissolution of monarchy. We witness the breakdown of many things. One topic that has interested me is the breakdown of monarchies throughout history. I wanted to show this in the physical sense, capturing it visually in personas and subjects, as well as material objects that represent it. The melting of the crowns is the physical representation of dissolution. I wanted to somewhat emulate portraits of the past but bring it into a contemporary context through the use of staging, colour, lighting, costuming and overall design. I examined historical portraits as a reference guide for posture, gesture and objects present, portraying the idea of status.

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