High fashion is often dismissed for being inaccessible and unwearable. But there is an artistry behind runway fashion that goes beyond day-to-day practicality — an attribute Portuguese artist Salao Coboi illuminates with his playful, humorous new series of resin sculptures. Titled “The 9 Worthies” because of the mystical associations of the number nine, the series is composed of nine surreal monsters dressed in Autumn/Winter 2012 runway looks from the most coveted designers. Threads by Celine, Raf Simons and Marc Jacobs make appearances in the sculptures. Glamorous, ugly, delicate and grotesque all at the same time, these sculptures invite us to examine the idea of beauty and sophistication. November 29 through December 12, Salao Coboi will be in the group show “End of the Summer” at MOHS Exhibit in Copenhagen, Denmark with San Poggio, Mu Pan, Heiko Mueller, Marco Wagner, Dave Barnes, Nicolas Barrome, Rob Sato and Brendan Danielsson.
Prince wears Raf Simons knitted sweater, Yohji jeans and Giuliano Fujiwara laced shoes.
Jennifer wears Hien Lee top, Jil Sander by Raf Simons long skirt and Valentino golden heel ballerinas.
Claude wears Jonathan Saunders quilted jacket, Junya Watanabe suspender trousers and VelourXClark’s Originals laced boots.
Patrick wears Kris Van Assche belted blazer, Pringle of Scotland shirt, A.P.C. jeans and Maison Martin Margiela crepe laced shoes.
Selina wears Acne shirt show ensemble, Stella McCartney long skirt and Céline pointy gold pumps.
Tony wears Maison Martin Margiela full show look.
Frankie wears Gianfranco Ferré women’s multiple lapelled blazer and leather zipped gloves, Kenzo intarsia pants and Dries Van Noten snakeskin ankle boots.
Adora wears Tsumori Chisato cape, Neil Barrett metallic sweater, Paul Smith trousers and Philip Lim oxford flats.
Adam wears Walter Van Beirendonck shirt, Marc Jacobs trousers and Buttero colored sole desert boots.