Artist Statement →
'Ready To Die' is a pun on 'Ready To Wear' fashion collections. For this body of work Flora Miranda deals with 'death' in a broader sense, namely the fugacity of fashion products - finding the beauty in sadness and nostalgia. For this collection we wonder what 'historical' means. As soon as we find an idea in a museum, open for referencing, it becomes educational and dead - no matter if it was produced yesterday, or 100 years ago. Are museums just a cemetery for historical references from yesterday? As Japanese fashion is more and more in the eye of European museum collections, two pieces of the collections were chosen to be 3D-scanned and transformed: a traditional Japanese kimono, and a piece by Yoji Yamamoto. In that way, the Japanese history and present becomes part of an everlasting data body of fashion in cyberspace, and was translated into real-life garments.