Timothy Scholte
graduate of Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

About the collection

The collection is about changing the body for desire based on the true story of Fanny&Stella. Two men who dressed themselves as woman to attract the gaze and sexual desires of other men in Victorian England. The collection is focused on one female object in particular, the ‘crinoline.’ This is a circular metal constructed hoop skirt that created the illusion of wider hips to gigantic proportions. In my work I explore the idea of creating metal constructions that change the shape of the male body, creating surrealistic but recognisable shapes, and applying this to the body. Each constructed object is combined with an archetype clothing piece that is mainly associated with male social criteria’s. Exploring the surrealistic body ideal and the fine line of female and male social criteria’s of each object and their relation to each other.