Shakespeare Refashioned

Selfridges is launching a campaign to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the opening of a temporary in-store theatre and a series of collaborations with designers, musicians and drama groups.

 

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Issey Miyake, Twelfth Night
“Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.” Act II, scene I.
“The life of Shakespeare is surrounded by mystery: I wanted to reinterpret that into clothes. He left many life-changing quotes; we have disassembled those words and have woven them into ‘a piece of cloth’.” – Mr Miyamae, Issey Miyake

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Self-Portrait, The Taming of the Shrew
“She is my goods, my chattels; she is my house.” Act III, scene II.
“I was drawn to the protagonist of the play, Katherine. Her wit and confidence resonates with my vision of the Self-Portrait woman. She is anything but ordinary and is not afraid to let the world see it.” – Han Chong, Self-Portrait

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Erdem, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged cupid painted blind.” Act I, scene I.
“I was drawn to A Midsummer Night’s Dream because it is so wonderful in its oddness. Shakespeare’s plays involve the juxtaposition of contradicting elements which is something I love to explore in my own work.” – Erdem Moralioglu, Erdem

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