Sunday 1 December 2019

Katherine Westphal

"A Fantasy Meeting of Santa Claus with Big Julie and Tyrone at McDonalds," 1978, by Katherine Westphal (January 1919 –March 2018).

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.

Monday 15 July 2019

Echo Morgan I

Echo Morgan (real name Xie Rong) was born in China, Echo studied at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute High School before moving to London where she gained a BA in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins and then an MA in Fine Art at Royal College of Art. Since 2011, She has been collaborating with photographer Jamie Baker on photographic interventions within her performance work. Echo often uses costume or full body paint for her performance art. 

Sunday 14 July 2019

Roman Ermakov I

Roman Ermakov “Geometric games” a series of costumes made for creative agency 'Creativiva' in Toronto, Canada.  

Saturday 13 July 2019

Nashwa Maatouk

Maleeka The Ghoul woman, Performance costume created by Nashwa Maatouk for her Master project in MA Costume Design for performance course in UAL: University of the Arts London London College of Fashion. This costume has a massive impact with its scarlet form concealing, framing, revealing and shaping the wearer during the performance.

Friday 12 July 2019

Vanera Kazarova II

Facades of fantasy, an aura, 'Mandorla' by Vanera Kazarova is the concept of an aureola that surrounds the body, a protective shell.

"Mandorla  is an oval halo, almond-shaped shining depicted around the figure, found in icons.In this case, the principle of shell oval represents protection, impermeability to external influences and human`s existence in its own reality." Vanera Kazarova 

Thursday 11 July 2019

Venera Kazarova I

'Light blossoming', one of Venera Kazarova's costume and performance art pieces. Venera's works often have a scale effect like fish, this piece is like a surreal underwater garden.

"I create clothes for theater and contemporary choreography, as well as paper, cut objects for decorating the space and photo shoots.
In my work, I try to combine my love and passion towards paper & fabric with the use of both materials as well as plastic utensils, polyethylene and everything that comes to hand, especially vintage stuff." Venera Kazarova