Artist Antje Barke wears new season Jimmy D

For the first installment in our ARTISTS x FASHION series, Adam Bryce photographs Tāmkai Makaurau-based artist Antje Barke wearing pieces from Jimmy D's 029A - Jimmy's Quest - A Femme Fantasy Adventure collection.

Date 19 August 2021 Artist Antje Barke Fashion Jimmy D Photography Adam Bryce Creative Direction Becky Hemus

Antje Barke wears Trick with a Knife Wrap dress in bubble bobble, 1999 mesh top in bubble bobble and Square Mile pant in black—all Jimmy D.

“I think James (Jimmy D) and I have a similar process. He will weave different elements into the whole collection—beautifully tailored and really experimental garments in terms of form and how they hang on the body and drape—to create something rooted in a specific narrative yet visually abstract. This season he worked with [artist] Aliyah Winter. The images she created are born out of ideas surrounding the limiting fetishisation of femininity, but also how expansive femininity can be. Aliyah’s designs are progressive and futurist, referencing gaming and online identities, and queer identities, and abstracting these in a really beautiful way. The work comes from an underlying subtext. Yet there’s still a formal play that you can see and visually unpack, and this way of presenting aligns a lot with my interests.”
— Antje Barke

Antje Barke wears Sextasy Dress in cyber glow, 99 Mesh top in rage and Square Mile pant in black—all Jimmy D.

Antje Barke wears Sextasy Dress in cyber glow, 99 Mesh top in rage, Square Mile pant in black and Endless Stairs coat in black—all Jimmy D.

Antje Barke wears Long Lux Lisbon dress in molten metal, Trick With a Knife wrap dress in black and Nonchalant scarf—all Jimmy D.

Antje Barke wears Sextasy Dress in cyber glow, 99 Mesh top in rage and Square Mile pant in black—all Jimmy D.

Antje Barke wears Long Lux Lisbon dress in molten metal, Trick With a Knife wrap dress in black and Nonchalant scarf—all Jimmy D.

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