Sunday, 23 April 2017

Nguyen Cong Tri

Nguyen Cong Tri has created a collection celebrating the flower vendors of Saigon, this elegant monochrome collection is punctuated with splashes and textures of blooms and plants, like flowers growing through the cracks in the street.  
“Throughout my collection there are two different design perspectives. The front is a very simple, monochrome color, inspired by the way in which the flower ladies go about earning their living. The back is inspired by the flowers carried on their backs that appear to silently flood the city with oxygen and colour.’’
This collection combines a diverse range of fabrics and textures including cotton, khaki, knitting, and PVC. Monochrome bases are beautifully enhanced by Cong Tri's signature embroidery and techniques, which are offset by the flowers that adorn the back of each design. ‘‘In my humble opinion, fashion doesn’t have to be something steeped in luxury. Rather it needs to be sparked by an inspiring story or the needs of everyday life. Fashion, once worn, should inspire us to shine, to be positive and most of all to be cheerful. EM HOA is an extension of beauty itself. It takes us on a colouful journey and distracts us from the pressures and burdens of modern life.’’ Nguyen Cong Tri

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Bobby Becker

Digitally enhanced but a fantastic concept from Nashville based photographer Bobby Becker.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Mona Luison

Mona Luison uses donated and found materials to collage garments, initially, she crafted jewellery items but these have organically grown into larger items sculptural clothing. Constructed using knitting and embroidery her work traverses fashion, jewellery, sculpture and toy/ doll making exploring themes of current affairs and current affairs. Thank you Spencer  

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Opera Costumes of 1740's Bologna

Today I visited the International Museum and Library of Music in Bologna it was amazing. A tiny part of the incredible collection that they have, is these watercolour opera costume sketches from the 1740's. 

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Maryam Ashkanian

Iranian artist Maryam Ashkanian has created these intimate sculptural portraits using pillows.
"I am really interested in sleeping people and I want to explore what they see in their dreams. I also believe they are in a different land or a different life. For me, when I start to sleep I really find myself in the middle of nowhere; in my utopia. I change into another person, or my real character, without a mask." Maryam Ashkanian

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Diana Scherer

German artist Diana Scherer has been  collaborating with biologists and ecologists of the Radboud University in Nijmegen, and growing a portfolio of plant matter by encouraging roots to grow into molded forms dictating the pattern of growth and creating a unique natural art form, a root textile. They hope to develop this work into fabric or carpets and this year they plan to grow a root dress.
The fantastic thing about this possibility is that the roots fix carbon dioxide so carbon is fixed in the fibers, helping to remove it from the air.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Super Groupe

The French collective 'Super Groupe's' project "Bande de mutants" from 2012, juxtaposed bold garments to create monsters. You can see a video of the creations here.