The Ballad of Pinky Ring is Mohney’s MA graduate collection from Central Saint Martins MA Program.
The collection is a survery of late capitalist sensibilities and silhouettes. Attention to craft is sabotaged by slapdash styling with found objects being sewn into garments in some cases.
Pinky Ring is Mohney’s drag persona and is manifested in the final look. Inspirations for the collection include Peanuts, Air Freshners, Capucci, Ungaro, Antonio Lopez, and Clowns.
A ballad is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music. Ballads derive from the medieval French chanson balladée or ballade, which were originally "dancing songs" (L: ballare, to dance), yet becoming "stylized forms of solo song" before being adopted in England. As a narrative song, their theme and function may originate from Scandinavian and Germanic traditions of storytelling that can be seen in poems such as Beowulf. Musically they were influenced by the Minnelieder of the Minnesang tradition. The earliest example of a recognizable ballad in form in England is "Judas" in a 13th-century manuscript.
Photography by Reece and Dean