To the lover of science, the curious mind, the human anatomy is a thing of complex beauty. In our modern times it’s a beauty that even fashion draws on in a way that has wide appeal. Who’d have thought that stringy sinews of muscle or the unmelodious xylophone of the human ribcage would take on their own cold and clinical beauty in the eyes of the modern day fashion consumer?
But they have, and Yulia Chulkova’s anatomical prints are the latest to prove it. For her collection ‘Biomechanics’ she sketched the inside workings of the human body along with elements of birds and fish, turning them into something wearable on the outside that comes from the inside.
In a hauntingly photographed shoot by Luca Meneghel (lucameneghel.com), Chulkova also models her own designs, deliberately cold and inhuman to enhance the ‘unnatual’ feeling of the clothes. Meneghel took inspiration from the collection itself, but also from the work of futurist artists Giacoma Balla and Umberto Boccioni which is evidenced by the effect of movement and reflection – a nod to the futurist movement’s love of progress and speed.
You can get a better idea of how this was done by watching the accompanying behind-the-scenes video – simply hit play below.
View all of the shoot by Luca Meneghel featuring Yulia Chulkova (behance.net/chulkova) by clicking on the thumbnails.