VILLE PÖLHÖ

/ MA

“My collection is a study on masculine menswear characters. During my process I dissected vintage clothing and the historical idea of western queer men’s dress codes as set sign systems.

I’m attracted to looks that imply exact characters, periods, activities, and places. I find it essential to reflect on how meaning, recognizability and mood stem from garment construction. Through contrary styling and deconstruction, it’s possible to defy their common semiotic readings.”