Friday 28 November 2014

Ximon Lee

Abstract layering of colour and features like zips and fastenings are piled together into Ximon Lee's designs. Rich textural works that are the antithesis of tailoring, but the essence of modern collaged designs. Ximon Lee graduated from Parsons Fashion School in 2014 and has been shortlisted for the H&M Design awards 2015. His collection was influenced by travels in Russia.
"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

Clara Jungman Malmquist

Clara Jungman Malmquist's stunning graduate collection at Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts had an exuberant boldness of pattern and colour. Inspired by abstract artists like Mondrian her work is exciting, the product of vision and visual energy. Clara is shortlisted for the 2015 H&M Design Award.

Monday 24 November 2014

Asya Kozina I

Paper costumes created to represent the different wedding outfits of different culture by paper sculptor Asya Kozina, as an advertisement for wedding underwear from "Wild Orchid" company.

Tuesday 18 November 2014

BIO 50: Eugenia Morpurgo | The Fashion System

Bio 50 'The Fashion System' is a wonderful collaborative design project to rejuvenate sustainable fashion and textiles using materials local to Slovenia, Designers made a 'wearable' and then created a kind of 'recipe' for each wearable that then stimulates further research and extended design. In this case it raised awareness of a neglected Slovenian resource: wool. 
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.

Monday 17 November 2014


Marbled fabrics combined with pleats and dramatic folded forms by Ilja  these are from the Caesura collection.

Sunday 16 November 2014

Juana Diaz

The Chilean fashion designer and textile artist Juana Diaz deconstructs and rejuvenates garments, creating beauty from the chaos and the ethos of reclaiming fabric from used garments.
(Thank you) 

Saturday 15 November 2014

Mary Benson

Mary Benson's theatrical, opulant and dramatic graduate collection. Mary graduated from Westminster in the summer, but was already as an undergraduate creating pieces for Paloma Faith, Rita Ora, and VV Brown. One feature that seems to recur in her work is the collage effect of different surfaces by using metallic, glitter and vinyl applique.

Thursday 13 November 2014

Flo Hughes

Flo Hughes has created a menagerie of a collection layering upon layering of textiles printed with an eclectic variety of designs, a patchwork in gypsy ruffles and textures.

Sunday 9 November 2014

Vega Zaishi Wang

Vega Zaishi Wang's collections are characterized by there simple elegance and perfect tailoring. However this AW 2014 collection has the wonderful contrast of these clean lines combined with surreal hairy shoes.

Saturday 8 November 2014

Leandro Cano

Spanish designer Leandro Cano makes fashion that is very unusual and often reminds you of other aspects of design. Because of the heavy adornment, pattern and silhouette of some of his Ánima collection I am reminded of highly decorative vases. Indeed these garments have applied ceramic details made in Leandro's home town of Jaen, in Andalucía.

Thursday 6 November 2014

Irina Dzhus

Wonderful geometric design and silhouette by DZHUS the design company established by Ukranian  designer Irina Dzhus in 2010. These examples are from her “Archetype” SS2014 collection.
"The Archetype collection is inspired by the Orthodox Christian iconographic canons. The magnetic conventionalism of the characters and graphics is inherently the universal code of spirituality. Archetype is a primordial symbol, an initial dogma of consciousness. A creative mind that aspires to the original truth finds the fundamental module for its subjective perfection’s structure. Elementary forms turn into rhythmical and constructional designs. Eclectic combinations of textiles, raw hems and exposed seam allowances contouring the silhouettes reflect the dialectical matter of the pieces – as a key to the synergy of a person wearing them and the innermost essence of the universe." Irina Dzhus

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Sivan Nishri

Sivan Nishri is an Israeli fashion designer who graduated in 2013 from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. Sivan produced this wonderful layered colourful collection inspired by the poetry of Yona Wallach (“If You Go Tripping on LSD).

Monday 3 November 2014

Justin Chu

"My thesis collection explores the notion that an evolutionary perfection is unattainable because standards of perfection are always in flux. I design for a woman constantly changing, one who is never settled on one way of living."       Justin Chu
 Justin Chu's clothes are full of dynamic cuts, silhouettes and drama, beauty and elegance Justin won the Empowering Imagination Competition this year at Parsons The New School for Design.

Saturday 1 November 2014

Liu Zhangruiyi

Love the unique pattern lines of this series Body in Disorder by Liu Zhangruiyi, giving new contour lines and a different reading of the body and silhouette.