Below is the blurb written by my good friend and celebrated artist Ed Burton:
“Hormazd Narielwalla is an artist who makes collages from bespoke tailoring patterns from the famous Savile Row tailors – Dege & Skinner. His latest work mines a seam of precious material hidden between the pages of Le Petit Echo de la Mode. Published in Paris between 1897 and 1983 Le Petit Echo de la Mode was a popular fashion and lifestyle magazine. This home magazine follows fashion making it accessible to the stylish Parisian housewife. Within it, loose and often discarded, Narielwalla plucks a streak of radical abstraction. The magazine contains tailoring patterns that, for efficiency’s sake, layer the life-sized templates of entire garments onto a single sheet of paper. Each facet of the garment is encoded in an intricate web of lines, dots and numbers. Narielwalla challenges us to view this sheet not as a means to an end but as an end in itself. Shattering the female form into precise overlapping facets flattened not as views of a subject but as the object itself.