Austen Pre-fall 2016-inspired collage In collaboration with Clémence Vazard & Florencia Owen.
Since her adolescence, Clémence Vazard has been fascinated by paper. From the age of 12, she has been using walls, doors, and wallpaper as foundations for accumulated images as found in mainstream magazines, posters, stickers, and cards.
Vazard received an M.A. in Arts and Culture Studies at the Sorbonne in Paris in 2009; thereafter she began developing her creative practice and refine her artistic aesthetic. Since 2013, her work has been shown internationally (London, Montreal, Bruxelles, Paris, Albuquerque, Thessaloniki) and has been featured in art magazines in Europe and the United States.
Amongst the many interrogations that ClémenceVazard nourishes, the most recurring and sensitive one are an exploration into the role of women in contemporary society, as depicted in pop culture and media.
About this commission for ÁINE " I was easily inspired by Jane Austen's book Pride and Prejudice from which the pre-fall 2016 Collection makes reference. I remember how this book depict women's condition during the British Regency while following the female characters dealing with issues such as education, morality, wealth, and marriage. With this collage, I wanted to emphasize this strong feeling of being tortured by paradoxical wishes and sometimes being transported between reality and dreams while trying to construct your identity as a woman and move towards life." - Clémence Vazard