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Are creases beautiful? Collard greens are green (1986)

Are creases beautiful? Collard greens are green

The worst of the 80s was not, as we think now looking back at our pictures then, jackets with shoulder pads. It was that jackets and hairdos were works of art that customers wore after paying for them, and hair and suit cuts were creative manifestoes.

 

At LA NAVAL, we wanted to give our particular version of this phenomenon. Are creases beautiful? Collard greens are green. Under the evocative title “The turnip top is back”, we did a men’s and women’s collection based on the traditional dress combined with this equally traditional vegetable. Antonio Durán “Morris” and Luisa Veira were the models in that photo shoot. This image reveals Luisa’s and the collard green’s freshness in their prime (the collard green’s gradually faded as the session developed, until it symbolically ended with a withered turnip top hanging from Morris’ garment).

 

At the background, hidden between what our Golden Century’s classics called a vegetable is the machine gun Morries carried as an evidence of the fact that we were pastoral, but not so much, really. (This picture was one of the ones we used to totally confuse the culture-vulture audience at the Landing of the Atrocious Forces of the Northwest in the venue of the Menéndez Pelayo International University at Santander’s Magdalena Palace, in the summer of 1986).

 

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La arruga es bella? A verza é verde

 

O peor dos 80 non era, como pensamos agora mirando as nosas fotos daquela, as chaquetas con ombreiras. Era que chaquetas e peiteados eran obras de arte que os clientes portaban despois de pagalas, e que os cortes de pelo e dos traxes eran manifestos creativos.

 

En LA NAVAL dispuxémonos a dar a nosa particular versión do fenómeno. La arruga es bella? A verza é verde. Baixo o evocador título “Vuelve el grelo”, fixemos unha colección para home e muller baseada no traxe tradicional combinado coa verdura non menos tradicional. Antonio Durán “Morris” e Luisa Veira foron os modelos daquela sesión fotográfica. Esta imaxe revela a frescura de Luisa e da verza en toda a súa plenitude (a da verza foise agostando segundo avanzaba a sesión, ata rematar moi simbolicamente nun grelo murcho que colgaba da indumentaria de Morris).

 

Ao fondo, disimulado entre o que os nosos clásicos do Século de Ouro chamaban a verdura está o fusil ametrallador que portaba Morris como evidencia de que pastoriles si, pero a modo.

(A foto foi unha das que usamos para desnortar completamente ao público cultureta no Desembarco de las Fuerzas Atroces del Noroeste na sede da Universidade Internacional Menéndez Pelayo no Palacio de la Magdalena de Santander, no verán de 1986).

 

Xose Manuel Pereiro

 

 

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