Saturday, 28 February 2015

Lesley Dill


Lesley Dill's Dada poetry wedding dress made for the Dada ball in New York, a paper dress of words for performance. The words and language a powerful catalyst on the vehicle of costume for emotional dialogues about,life and death. Lesley Dill is an American photographer, sculptor, artist, performer and costume maker who throughout all of her mediums and creative endeavours uses language;

"language is the touchstone , the pivot point of all my work."
"I wanted to talk about our era of Aids and also the theme of the Dada Ball by using the metaphor of a woman wearing a dress. The idea was inspired by Duchamp’s “The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even”. The dress is a brown paper dress painted white and stamped with the words of the Emily Dickinson poem, “The Soul Has Bandaged Moments”. I chose a virginal white dress as a reminder of the many women who are HIV positive, and as a symbol of the incredible loss of innocence that awareness of early morality has brought us."  Lesley Dill

Friday, 27 February 2015

Irina Dzhus II





Irina Dzhus established her label DZHUS in 2010 this is her AW 2015 'Totalitarium' collection inspired by industrial age architecture is a harsh, monochrome reaction to a harsh environment, but it beautifully reflects the geometry and cool modernism of the structures it is developed from, free from ornamation and frivolous unnecessary embellishment.
"Creating a collection's concept has always been the most exciting process for me. I'm inspired by trying my best to embody their characteristic features and principles of objects in the silhouettes of my designs." Irina Dzhus

Friday, 20 February 2015

Greg Lauren I





Greg Lauren's clothes are akin to a ragbag of distressed clothes mashed together in a piratical elegance of comfort with the patina of loved clothing. These examples are from his SS15 collection.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Ignacia Zordan



Ignacia Zordan is a Chilean Italian designer based in Paris who creates limited edition collections here are some of her SS2015 collection.
“Fashion, to me is a form of expression no different from other forms of art. A social tool; it’s about matching your inside to your outside, it’s attitude and confidence to approach life. Just like building a house for your spirit.” Ignacia Zordan

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Monday, 16 February 2015

Motoguo




 This is a surreal collection and campaign by Motoguo that reminds me of  Johnny Depp's Willy Wonka  in the 2005 version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
What I love about Motogue is the incredible engineered fabric details and the almost graphic design of feature components. Moto Guo is a young Malaysian designer who graduated from Raffles College of Higher Education in 2013 his work is new distinctive and highly original.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Lola Dupré II



I love the fun that Lola Dupré has with her collages, but also the way that this medium enables you so quickly to explore different silhouettes, textures, colours etc perfect for developing fashion and costume designs.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Lola Dupré




So happy to have discovered the amazing work of illustrator Lola Dupré, they are making me laugh with joy and wonder at her imagination and the creativity and ideas these images spark. This is fashion illustration that reinvents fashion, turns everything on its head and upside down and makes you buzz with excitement.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Victoria Todorov I


Victoria Todorov's SS 2015 Limited edition 'The Blind Collector' SS 2015. Todorov is a Melbourne based company and this is the second collection from Victoria whose designs and style have had a cult following in the city for years. This collection has a hard geometry combined with a translucence and is very beautiful.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Erik Madigan Heck V




A golden yellow celebration of Spring, these are Erik Madigan Heck's illustrations for Comme des Garçons, NO PHOTOS PLEASE Volume One, released at colette Paris on February 20th.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Rag And Bone





Super cool promotional film for Rag and Bones winter 2015 collection featuring dancing by Lil Buck and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Rag and Bone was launched in 2002 by self taught fashion stars David Neville and Marcus Wainwright who in their mid thirties reinvented themselves and their careers into an incredibly successful fashion house now boasting over 700 stores world wide.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Aganovich I




Aganovich is a label founded on the talents of Husband and wife team Nana Aganovich, Brooke Taylor. The garments featured here are from their Heretic collection SS2014. the garments have that wonderful elegance of Japanese garments combined with a flavour of ecclesiastical or medieval characteristics.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Rory Parnell Mooney





Rory Parnell Mooney is an Irish designer who graduated from London Central St Martins last summer. His collections notably always feature the mouth, the eyes or the ears either by obscuring or revealing them it is like the three monkeys see no evil speak no evil and see no evil. The top three images are from his 'Man' collection AW 2015 Though the colour palette is mostly dark Rory uses different fabrics to create a subtle richness. Rory has discussed before how he has been influenced by ecclesiastical layering and tiering of layers, this is a very strong feature of this collection.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Angel Chen - Les Noces


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Angel Chen - Les Noces (The Wedding) from her BA Hons Fashion: Fashion Design Womenswear show summer 2014. This is another exuberant and exciting collection with that exotic merging of cultures, ideas and palettes creating something truly unique, but with flavours from historical, folk and tribal costume.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Angel Chen I





Angel Chen's The Rite of Spring is a celebration of life, it has that wild exuberance of childhood, where there are no rules and either crayons have been scribbled all over the walls or while home baking the sprinkles, icing sugar etc have all been liberally applied to a cake in an act of unguarded glee.
Angel Chen has mixed translucent with opaque, heavy fabrics with voiles, block colours with patterns scribbles and polka dots. This first Ready to Wear collection SS2015 “The Rite of Spring” was launched at Shanghai Fashion week and was sponsored by well-known electronics brand Sony.