Dean Wellings

Fashion/costume designer mostly collaborating with performance artists to create ‘looks’ that communicate in the colloquial language of fashion. Creating unusual, queer garments, from cheap materials and often food stuffs, that are destroyed and abandoned or alternatively preserved and treasured. Designed to be viewed in the performance context and documented through edited films and photography. Bringing a fashion philosophy of creating new things, not repeating a performance exactly but trying all permutations referencing iconic cultural moments, institutions and paradigms or imaging new ones while subverting, mocking and celebrating these tropes.