Photo by Kalpana Mohanty in New Delhi, India
Folie à Deux is French for "a madness shared by two." It refers to beliefs of a maniacal nature that are transferred from one person to another.
In our case, our shared insanity is fashion.
Alison Dominguez is an 18 year old, crazy (or overly confident) enough to attend art school in one of the world's biggest, busiest metropolitan cities - London. Before living in London she grew up around the globe in various countries such as the USA, El Salvador, Colombia, Indonesia and India (where she met Johnny). Over these years she learned Spanish and took the core classes of an American education. She took history, English, math, science etc. Throughout her schooling, though, she knew that wasn't enough to excite her, she wanted to be a part of something magical and creative yet practical and important. Alas, she found herself attending the University of the Arts London studying Graphic Design. Still, there was something missing in her life. That something was fashion. Thus Folie à Deux was born.
Johnny Evans’ interest in fashion stems from his involvement in theatre and the transformative nature of costume. In addition to that, growing up in Italy and being around his Mother’s glamorous Italian friends influenced his outlook on how important clothes are when it comes to personal appearance. As well as living in Italy, Johnny spent his life in other countries like Ireland, Germany, India and now England. He speaks fluent Italian, Spanish and, of course, English, as well as some French and a little Hindi. Regarding his personal work, an early interest in drawing and painting and theoretical study in school has led to his fascination for Surrealist imagery. Johnny enjoys taking dreamlike images and transforming them into something wearable and tangible, blurring the line between fantasy and reality. He is currently a student at Central Saint Martins on his Fashion Pathway Foundation Course, walking in the steps of some of his favourite designers such as Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Hussein Chalayan and Gareth Pugh.
"Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment." - Alexander McQueen