Upritchard Pose at V&A
A work by New Zealand artist Francis Upritchard is part of the Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collision exhibition on at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum through 29 July. “An old handbook of yoga poses provided Upritchard with the inspiration for Arch, which designer Peter Pilotto and design partner Christopher de Vos as the only trio in the project. Arching in an effortless backbend, she is dressed in an embellished bodysuit in the designers’ own fabric, entirely covered in hand-cut vinyl fishscale shapes. Furniture designer Martino Gamper, who introduced the trio, contributed the plinth.” Upritchard, 36, is based in London. She was born in New Plymouth.