Anya Mokhova collaborated with Ksenia Seraya to create a series of wearable art objects for the show at Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week, which took place from the 11th of March to 17th of March at Manezh, Moscow. 'Element' collection A/W’2017 – 18 by Ksenia Seraya is inspired by the history of Arctic exploration and powers of the physical phenomena belonging to the territory.
In the art objects, Anya looks further into the questions of temporality and space, referring one on hand to the archival evidence of explorers’ presence, on the other - to the processes linked to Arctic territories. Performed in contemporary industrial material, the objects serve as reminders of clear icy forms and human attempts of exploring it in a fight with the nature elements. Through wrapping the body parts as if ice melting from the touch of warm hands, shoulders and neck, the objects are an independent inquiry into the collection topic, yet its extension through the examination of new forms, changing after the collection silhouettes.