Monday, 24 August 2020

Riccardo Maria Chiacchio I


"Chille ch’e’ ncuolle a tte n’e’ rroba toja” (What you’re wearing isn’t yours). 
So goes the chant sung by the washerwomen of Napoli, in one of the earliest examples of Neapolitan song, dating back to the late twelfth century.
This is a project about connections.
Mothers connecting to their sons, bodies connecting to fabric, faces connecting to their ancient features.
All clothes have been washed in the Mediterranean Sea and been exposed to the ashes of Mount Vesuvius.
All clothes will preserve the memories I have given them.
All subjects were born and raised in Napoli. Riccardo Maria Chiacchi 

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Alice Starmore

Alice Starmore is a Scottish artist, designer & author who transforms ideas of traditional knitwear. ‘Flights of Fancy’ where she knits intricate feather designs in her costumes.

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Millie Jenkinson I

Millie Jenkinson is a current fashion student at Plymouth College of Art, she has been working with insect, chrysalis themed designs and textures. I love her exploratory collage illustrations. 

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Isabelle (Il est un air)

Isabelle of 'Il est un air' uses sashiko techniques and embroiders these wonderful patches composing shapes and patterns. Sashiko is incredibly relaxing and having been ill immediately after a workshop on it many years ago, I found even thinking about it calmed my mind, it may be a good time to revisit this technique as a way of dealing with these troubling times.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Bus Vipers

A collaboration between Honey Long and Prue Stent for Dan Ahern (Bus Vipers) using latex cast faces as part of the costume and imagery for the video CSIRO Weeds.

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Nicole Banowetz

Nicole Banowetz makes inflatable costumes, inspired by nature from bacteria to large mammals, exploring growth and decay, defense and disease. Above is 'Distended Defense' and below a piece inspired by the spotted hyena.