Baku Maeda an illustrator, whose most incredible work has to be the costume pieces and masks that he creates as collaborations under the name Ribbonesia.
Monday, 29 December 2014
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Saturday, 20 December 2014
Friday, 19 December 2014
I love the drama of Frau Berg's accessories created using intricate and ancient lace making techniques. The jewelry, body armor and accessories that Patricia Berg creates have an amazing historic quality and Patricia often takes inspiration from historic paintings and yet her creations also a very contemporary edge bringing together influences from computer games, and films.
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Erik Madigan Heck's work it is always so rich with colour and so powerfully beautiful. These are photographs that Erik took for Numéro's September edition this year of Alana Zimmer the last stunning hand embroidered layered voile dress is by Valentino. Styling was by Samuel Francois, hair by Laurent Philipoon, Makeup Karim Rahman.
Monday, 15 December 2014
"I used a panel of materials and colours linked to the theme: white leather and paper confetti of different sizes are linked to celebration,. the holes in the leather could evoke a skin pierced by bullets and the pieces in darker colours are more linked to macabre and sinister sentiments. The fringes are references to festive and positive images that designer associated with death since she was Young. Incoherence and confusion are the pillars of the collection: the assembly of elements that have nothing to do with each other (hospital shoes, Nike socks, little girls’ dresses), the unconventional mix of materials like leather, paper, organza, and the more or less chaotic assemblage contribute to create the ambiguous aesthetic of the work." Magdalena Brozda
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Sunday, 7 December 2014
Saturday, 6 December 2014
Monday, 1 December 2014
Emily Speed wearing her costume sculpture constructed from waste cardboard, wood and plastic as a carapace.
"Inhabitant was made during Urban Interventions, an exchange residency based in Linz between European Capital of Culture cities. Nominated for the residency by Liverpool Biennial, I worked at Salzamt Atelierhaus from July to September 2009.
A sculpture made and worn around Linz, Austria, Inhabitant is about trying to find your own place or identity in a city and the representation of psychological space. The final form was influenced by the time spent in Linz and took on some characteristics of the architecture there. The materials in the work - cardboard, wood and plastics - were all previously discarded and these made fragile, temporary building blocks. Worn, or inhabited, this work sits somewhere between a garment and a sculpture. It is like a shell or façade, in which I, although concealed safely inside, remain vulnerable, without the ability to see and encumbered by my own creation." Emily Speed
Friday, 28 November 2014
"The unintentional styles of street children near suburban Moscow is the main focus. Oversized, ill-fitted and layered clothes on these orphans are keys to survive in cold Russian winter. However, the unexpected mixture of materials and the contrast between synthetic and organic textures from these found clothes are pieces of art and love. Based on the idea of oversized clothes on homeless children, Ximon deconstructed and re-patterned many garments from Salvation Army. Different ways of sandwiching/bonding fabrics as well as constructing with found materials such as trash bags and cardboards are also explored during the development." Ximon Lee
Thursday, 27 November 2014
Monday, 24 November 2014
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
The video shows an interview with Eugenia Morpurgo, who was a mentor of the Fashion System BIO 50 team.
This example shows the wonderful work created in Slovenia. The intention behind Bio 50 is that the idea is going to spread to many other countries to encourage and engage designers. It focuses particularly on more sustainable design and creativity from the materials readily available in the geographical location. Bio 50 also re-energises local identity, tradition and culture that has been eroded by globalised production.