The New Alchemy

New alchemy is transformation by fire and water.

Fire burns with the soul of water.

Water moves with the heat of fire.

There is new alchemy as light and shadow constantly cross and fuse.

( Fukuko Ando )

Franz Mayer Museum

( Mexico CDMX 2014)

Made of Crystal Swarovski, silk satin, silk muslin and sequins,

Year /  2008

Special thanks to:
Luisa Sáenz

By Fukuko Ando

In front of the mirror, I work with the wooden mannequin on which I directly sculpt the dress form by the fabric. The dress has 360 degrees awareness.

Ando’s work is based on a simple proposition : ” Each person has a body.
The body expresses a person’s story and history, the dress is a language the expresses that body , the human body and the dress are both founded on the same principle: constant, unbroken perception “

Fukuko Ando