Warfarewear

“WARFAREWEAR (Gunmask I)”

“WARFAREWEAR (Gunmask I)”

“WARFAREWEAR (Gunmask II)”

“WARFAREWEAR (Gunmask II)”

“WARFAREWEAR (Gunmask III)”

“WARFAREWEAR (Gunmask III)”

“WARFAREWEAR (Gunmask IV)”

“WARFAREWEAR (Gunmask IV)”

“WARMASK (Carmour)”

“WARMASK (Carmour)”

“WARMASK (Glamoflage)”

“WARMASK (Glamoflage)”

“WARMASK (Glamourarmour)”

“WARMASK (Glamourarmour)”

WARFAREWEAR GUNMASK installation view

WARFAREWEAR GUNMASK installation view

WARMASK installation view

WARMASK installation view

Throughout history tribes have worn war masks into battle. The masks were designed to intimidate and strike fear into the enemy, to protect the wearer and to evoke the spirit and strength of particular animals and gods and transpose it to the warrior.

WARFAREWEAR is a collection of contemporary war masks for the warrior in all of us. They are designed to reflect the way in which we deal with our own battles and enemies today and that is to intimidate and evoke fear by showing our strength, power and worth through our wealth.

Where in the past war masks were constructed using elements found in nature like wood, leather, animal horns and feathers, these masks are constructed using the shapes of gun parts with glossy automotive and reflective finishes or are adorned with materials from luxury items like designer luggage and logos, luxury cars and fur coats. The masks serve as a type of glamour-armour for today’s discerning warrior.