Sunday, 1 December 2019

Katherine Westphal

"A Fantasy Meeting of Santa Claus with Big Julie and Tyrone at McDonalds," 1978, by Katherine Westphal (January 1919 –March 2018).

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Susanna Lewis

'Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder', 1977, by Susanna Lewis is part of the American Art to Wear exhibition 'Off the Wall' at Philadelphia Museum until 17th May 2020.
"I decided I wanted to settle into one technique; I wanted to create fabric." Susanna Lewis

Monday, 11 November 2019

Darrell Thorne

Darrell Thorne creates larger than life personas using a combination of body paint and headpieces.

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Cristina Arcenegui Bono

I don't think I have ever seen such a beautiful quilt. This is "The Jump" by Cristina Arcenegui Bono inspired by illustrations for the book, 'My Childhood' by Sveta Dorosheva

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Magnhild Kennedy

Sometimes you love someone's work but don't know the creator, today I found Magnhild Kennedy's gallery. I have had the image above saved for years, not really thinking about it, and assuming it was a one-off creation, but no Magnhild's work is both incredible and prolific, enjoy it!

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Emilie Flöge

Emilie Flöge (1874-1955), was a pioneering Austrian designer, whose work is often overshadowed by or credited to her life companion, the painter Gustave Klimt.
Emilie was Gustave's love and muse, though they were never married.

In 1904, Emilie and her sisters, Helene and Pauline, had opened a fashion salon, smartly outfitted by the Wiener Werkstatte, in Vienna's Casa Piccola. This entrepreneurial venture (unusual for women at the time) was necessitated by the financial decline of the once-prosperous Floge family

Emilie remained true to Klimt throughout his life and after his death maintaining a "Klimt room" in the salon premises after the Nazi Anschluss in 1938 forced its closure, Here she kept his easel and his massive cupboard housing his collection of ornamental gowns, his caftan like painter's smocks, and several hundred of his drawings. 

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Kikimora Studio

Kikimora Studio was founded by dancer Olga Saretsky from Kazakhstan who emigrated to America in 2006. Kikimora studio makes bespoke performance costumes. The costume featured is 'Multihead' a printed lycra costume.