Manon Kündig

Alexander McQueen once said, “Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment” and “I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists.” I use these two particular quotes for the remarkable artist Manon Kündig, who goes beyond commercialism and conventional beauty.  Like costumer, dancer, and performance artist Nick Cave, Manon gives the wearer a pleasing overdose of material, colour, texture, and symbolism.  Her clothes reflect the collages she creates, hybrid, hyper, and what I will call techno mythological. The individual tends to be removed and in place a divine sort of veiled creature, both relic and monstrous.

collage costume Manon Kundig
Robyn Germanese

Year Born: 1981
Location: Toronto // How many hours a day are you on the web? 4-8
Last cool project you worked on: Art of Fashion 2012 (Toronto, for Nuit Blanche)
Coolest person you know personally: My mother (she works sometimes 9 jobs at a time, makes Broadway divas look like shrinking violets, and has the best vocabulary.
Best place to eat in your neighborhood: Yukaii (Japanese fusion- they have been closed for a long time due to fire from fire bombings that are frequent in my neighborhood)
Top 3 Places: Oaxaca, Tofino, my bed
Next destination: Italy, Scotland, Australia
Generation favorite: for fashion, art and music it changes all the time, but if I had to choose one it would be 1940s.

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