Frankie Morello Meets Art: Andrew Yang
From 24 September 2010 until 30 September 2010, Frankie Morello flagship store will be holding an exhibition of the Kouklitas by the American artist Andrew Yang, known especially for his world famous fashion dolls collection.
The name originates from the Greek word for doll, koukla. Each doll is cut from a pattern, sewn into muslin, and meticulously stuffed and attached by hand. The faces are all hand painted, and the dresses are created using luxurious fabrics and couture sewing methods. Every doll has its own unique name and story as that of Mirian Morello, who will be writing her travelling diaries in cities such as Paris, Milan, Istanbul, Bodrum and New York. Mirian takes her name from the amazing thriller ‘The Hunger’ starring the talented Susan Sarandon. She’s a little vampire doll, in line with the vampire theme of Frankie Morello’s new fall/winter collection that has recently hit the stores.
Yang has created 25 exclusive, ‘limited edition’ dolls for the Frankie Morello Meets Art event. Dolls will be wearing the most significant pieces from the womens and the mens collection Fall/Winter 2010 2011.
‘We have always been interested in the research of new artist and unconventional methods for art that are in some way related to the fashion world and we believe Andrew reflects all that unique typology of creativity. We are very excited about the idea of having a doll collection that will be wearing our collection’
Andrew spent his childhood in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he grew up around his mother’s collection of Madame Alexander dolls and eventually acquired his own collection of high-end fashion dolls. His first fashion rag doll collection had clothes by international names like Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Commes des Garçons. He also collaborates with world famous boutiques in Paris and New York.