Monday 29 December 2014

Baku Maeda, Ribbonesia

Amazing masks constructed from ribbons by Baku Maeda an illustrator, whose most incredible work has to be the costume pieces and masks that he creates as collaborations under the name Ribbonesia.

Sunday 21 December 2014

Julia Horner II

Again magical in their contrasting opacity and transparency, these designs by Julia Horner have a wonderful movement about them as the knitted concentric circles look like hula hoops spinning around the body.

Saturday 20 December 2014

Julia Horner I

I absolutely love Julia Horner's designs that combining elegant line with fabrics contrasting not only in weight but also density, lovely sheer voile paired with faux fur.

Friday 19 December 2014

Frau Berg II

I love the drama of Frau Berg's accessories created using intricate and ancient lace making techniques. The jewelry, body armor and accessories that Patricia Berg creates have an amazing historic quality and Patricia often takes inspiration from historic paintings and yet her creations also a very contemporary edge bringing together influences from computer games, and films.

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Erik Madigan Heck III

Mary Katrantzou's AW 2013 collaction photographed by Erik Madigan Heck, a wonderful ghostly, double exposed, creative collaboration creating great beauty.

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Erik Madigan Heck II

I adore Erik Madigan Heck's work it is always so rich with colour and so powerfully beautiful. These are photographs that Erik took for Numéro's September edition this year of Alana Zimmer the last stunning hand embroidered layered voile dress is by Valentino. Styling was by Samuel Francois, hair by Laurent Philipoon, Makeup Karim Rahman.

Monday 15 December 2014

Magdalena Brozda

Magdalena Brozda is Polish but studied fashion at the Geneva University of Art and Design she graduated with a BA in 2009 but last year returned to get her Masters, She now lives and works in Geneva. These images are from her 2014 collection 'If I die today, please call me tomorrow', where she explored celebrations of death.

"I used a panel of materials and colours linked to the theme: white leather and paper confetti of different sizes are linked to celebration,. the holes in the leather could evoke a skin pierced by bullets and the pieces in darker colours are more linked to macabre and sinister sentiments. The fringes are references to festive and positive images that designer associated with death since she was Young. Incoherence and confusion are the pillars of the collection: the assembly of elements that have nothing to do with each other (hospital shoes, Nike socks, little girls’ dresses), the unconventional mix of materials like leather, paper, organza, and the more or less chaotic assemblage contribute to create the ambiguous aesthetic of the work." Magdalena Brozda

Thursday 11 December 2014

Luke Bullen and Jana Dahmen

Ghostly shrouds from American/German designer Jana Dahmen and Luke Bullen who graduated from London college of Fashion this summer. Jana Dahmen is inspired by digital technology and science fiction, whilst Luke Bullen was an illustrator who then specialized in fashion. Together they created this very dramatic collection where the identity of the wearer is concealed and confused with the persona printed on the veil.

Sunday 7 December 2014

Harry Pontefract

Deconstructed, reconstructed, asymmetric and exciting. This is the work of Westminster graduate Harry Pontefract from Sheffield, whose work I keep returning to and admiring.

Saturday 6 December 2014

Bora Aksu I

Bora Aksu is a London based Turkish designer these light, full, flowing designs are from his Autumn/ Winter 2014 collection I love the way they are not the dark palette that we usually expect of a winter collection and that makes them celebratory, beautiful clothes for a Christmas party. It is a timeless almost fairytale collection.

Monday 1 December 2014

Emily Speed

Emily Speed wearing her costume sculpture constructed from waste cardboard, wood and plastic as a carapace. 
"Inhabitant was made during Urban Interventions, an exchange residency based in Linz between European Capital of Culture cities. Nominated for the residency by Liverpool Biennial, I worked at Salzamt Atelierhaus from July to September 2009.
A sculpture made and worn around Linz, Austria, Inhabitant is about trying to find your own place or identity in a city and the representation of psychological space. The final form was influenced by the time spent in Linz and took on some characteristics of the architecture there. The materials in the work - cardboard, wood and plastics - were all previously discarded and these made fragile, temporary building blocks. Worn, or inhabited, this work sits somewhere between a garment and a sculpture. It is like a shell or façade, in which I, although concealed safely inside, remain vulnerable, without the ability to see and encumbered by my own creation.
" Emily Speed