Create an exquisite accessory inspired by Japanese rope bondage - Shibari. A short talk about the history of Shibari will be given in the beginning to explain the practise. Participants can learn to tie traditional knots and how to use them to create their own piece. They can learn a new naughty skill they can wear to the big party or take home on their own.
Access: 15 people max, materials provided, no previous skills necessary.
Duration: 90 mins
Anna Kostina is a rope artist and fashion designer based in London. After practising rope bondage for 3 years, Anna’s idea of wearable Shibari was born - tying together her passion for Shibari and design. ''Figure of A'' translates traditional rope patterns used for binding the body to clothes and accessories, where rope has both a functional and decorative purpose.
Edgy, architectural, feminine and body-aware, Figure of A pieces function equally well as part of your everyday styling as they do as part of a fetish-heavy ensemble. It is Anna’s hope that her product’s wearability and amenity with contemporary fashion will help lift Shibari from the underground, recontextualising the art form in the public imagination to the aesthetic, sensual and consensual practise it truly is.
As a rigger, she practices sensual rope with the emphasis on aesthetics and theatrical performance celebrating the body in all it’s forms.. She considers rope as a concept, as a tool to create erotic and mystical ambience, not only on people but also as installations and decoration within space.