Series in collaboration
Rings of Hands
Collection Renata Brenha A/W 19 20 @renata.brenha
Photography Claudine Boeglin
In painting Michelangelo and Caravaggio have transcended the shape of hands and arms stretched when reaching out to build or destroy, and Ethel J. Alpenfels writes it perfectly in her essay The Anthropology and Social Significance of the Human Hand
: "Man alone has a hand. He uses it as a tool, as a symbol, and as a weapon. A whole literature of legend, folklore, superstition, and myth has been built up around the human hand. As an organ of performance it serves as eyes for the blind, the mute talk with it, and it has become a symbol of salutation, supplication, and condemnation. The hand has played a part in the creative life of every known society, and it has come to be symbolic or representative of the whole person in art, in drama, and in the dance.”
This ‘Series in conversation’ showcases images backstage with a focus on hands. Their dexterity in action and the symbiosis of talents mastering time along a medley of hands, resume the instant of magic fashion – made of long hours of creation and collaborations, always was and will be.
Renata Brenha presents her collection A/W 19 20 currently in Paris Fashion Week. Follow here