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.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Andry Bartenev


Andry Bartenev is an artist who works across the specialisms of painting, graphics, and ceramics but is mainly known for his extravagant costume design and sculptural performance. 
These images are from his "Botanical Ballet," of 1992.