Atsuko Kudo teaches about Dressing for Pleasure

Coinciding with the display of her ‘Armour for Prostitutes’ in SHOWstudio’s ‘Selling Sex’ exhibition, latex fashion designer Atsuko Kudo is set to provide a lesson in ‘Dressing for Pleasure’.

Kudo’s new film, which will go live for the second time on SHOWstudio’s website from 5pm on May 25, sees her slowly enveloping a nude model in layers of rubbery fabric live on camera.

The four hour clip has been created in an attempt to offer a unique and subversively fetishistic exploration of the dialogue between clothing and empowerment.

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Debating Elsa Schiaparelli’s remark that, ‘women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women’, SHOWstudio’s Selling Sex live broadcast questions the process of putting on clothes; can fashion be an entirely individual journey, and a method of self-exploration?

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