D'heygere

Like many of the designers now dominating modern fashion, Stephanie D’Heygere hails from Antwerp Belgium. After studying fashion design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, D’Heygere somewhat fell into a position at Maison Margiela where she would eventually ascend to the head of jewelry for the iconoclastic avant-garde fashion house. Her eponymous label, founded in 2018, bears a distinctly “Margielian” point of view. She has a tendency to transpose objects from their supposed right place and create something entirely unexpected. Perhaps one of her most thrilling innovations was to rethink jewelry as the primary embellishment and additionally use it as a way to transport further adornment in the form of flowers. D’Heygere counts Marcel Duchamp as a primary influence which is clear when one examines her recontextualization of objects. She observes benign items and elevates them to the status of luxury through high quality materials and craft -  much in the way that Duchamp sought to elevate everyday objects to the level of fine art through shifting cognitive perspective.
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