During his eight-year tenure as a self-taught photographer and portraitist, Filep Motwary has captured the changing face of Fashion and Beauty as well as created his own visual language and approach communicating both to the outside. Motwary was initially trained as a fashion designer and worked for prestigious houses such as Dior and Galliano, Chloe as well as through his own brand until 2009.
His costumery has been exhibited on several occasions and through museums and exhibitions at Centre Pompidou (FR), Modemuseum Hasselt, La Gaîté Lyrique (FR) The Groninger Museum (NL) Centraal Museum (NL), Gaite Lyrique (FR), MICHAEL CACOYIANNES FOUNDATION (GR), LANITIS FOUNDATION (CY), PREMIERE VISION (FR) […].
In the meantime he launched a fashion blog (2004-2015), which was soon ranked as one of the top in the world, alongside “The Business of Fashion”, “Anna Dello Russo”, “Style Salvage” […] Blogging opened the way for him to discover other interests, such as writing and fashion photography, by creating the documentation of his life and global acquaintances, on a daily basis. This dual identity leads him to conceive and curate last year’s exhibition ‘Haute-a-Porter’ at the Modemuseum Hasselt and the publication of its best-selling accompanying book. There he investigated the fine line that separates or ultimately unifies, Couture and Pret-a- Porter.
In this new project under the aegis of Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum that is presented this month until June 2, 2018, Motwary focuses on two of the many aspects concluding his body of work: a selection of his most favourite photographs along with his journalistic ventures for Dapper Dan magazine.
Filep Motwary, Look 11/50 DVN, 2012, Photograph, 59 x 84 cm
Filep Motwary, Topaz-Sopaz, 2013, Photograph, 59 x 84 cm
Filep Motwary, Val in the Vallley, 2014, Costumes and photograph, 59 x 84 cm
Filep Motwary, Jacquard, Dobby, Damask, Brocade, 2015, Photograph, 59 x 84 cm
Filep Motwary, Georgia Souvenir, 2013, Photograph, 59 x 84 cm
Filep Motwary, AT YY FW15, 2015, Photograph, 59 x 84 cm