“Insiders”: New Generation chooses Demna Gvasalia
21 December, 2018
“Insiders”: New Generation chooses Demna Gvasalia
Melchior Tersen, a Parisian photographer has recently represented a very interesting work for the latest issue of Replica Magazine. He synthesizes Vetements SS19 by the Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia with a new generation: “Insiders”. Insiders are a new generation of Outsiders who were rivals to Socs (the rich kids). “The Outsiders” is a book about a gang of 'greasers' (the poor kids) who fight against the 'Socs' of the neighborhood written by S.E. Hinton in the 1960s.
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Vetements SS19 is one
of the latest collections of Demna Gvasalia inspired by the history of Georgia. The collection was named as “Family and War” which reflected Genocide, neighboring countries of Georgia, Soviet Regime, the 90s and its trends, wars, political events, religious attitudes and fighting for freedom from the past century to modern day.
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Demna witnessed Georgia under the Soviet Union and the hard times of the 90s. He was ten years old when his house was bombed in Abkhazia (the occupied territory of Georgia by Russia). One of his main inspirations, his grandmother lost her memory out of stress. The collection represents his personality before coming to Europe.
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“This show was the first time I could introduce my story, my country, and my past to everyone. My childhood was not steeped in flowers or butterflies but war. It was a tough time then. But this time I can speak out not only to my acquaintances but also to the world. I have a big audience listening, observing everything I create. The collection was my way of respecting my origins and the country I come from, though I have not lived there for a long time.” – said Demna Gvasalia about his latest collection.
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It is worth mentioning that Melchior Tersen takes pictures with a direct style (snapshot aesthetic, often with flash, always analog) borrowed from the popular culture of the 90s. He is interested in the sensitivity of people living in the suburbs of the capitalist system. His pictures show the lifestyle of “Insiders” and their dreams.

Photo courtesy: www.ssense.com

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