"Returning to my clothes, was like living once more within my body and my emotions; I was at home." Yiqing Yin.
Thursday, 31 October 2013
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
I have endless love and admiration for the creative genius of Comme des Garçons, this is their Spring 2014 collection.
I only can wait for the chance for something completely new to be born within myself.
The way I go about looking for this from within is to start with a provisional ‘theme.’ I make an abstract image in my head. I think paradoxically (oppositely) about patterns I have used before. I put parts of patterns where they don’t usually go. I break the idea of ‘clothes.’ I think about using for everything what one would normally use for one thing. Give myself limitations. I pursue a situation where I am not free. I think about a world of only the tiniest narrowest possibilities. I close myself. I think that everything about the way of making clothes hitherto is no good. This is the rule I always give myself: that nothing new can come from a situation that involves being free or that doesn’t involve suffering.
In order to make this SS14 collection, I wanted to change the usual route within my head. I tried to look at everything I look at in a different way. I thought a way to do this was to start out with the intention of not even trying to make clothes. I tried to think and feel and see as if I wasn’t making clothes."
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Ninna Berger's work transcends the boundaries of fashion, textiles, art and craft. These garments are from her work 'Reconstructional Clothing' which is an ongoing genesis of work from her MA at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm investigating how it is possible to reuse and repurpose discarded design and material, from the grave of fashion and upcycle it back into the fashion system.
"There is always the question on how much recycling really saves energy and resources and if it is a green wash or a true sustainable evolution that we strive for. Working with recycling fabric from discarded clothing is a very time consuming activity and it is very tricky to do in a larger scale. I think recycling both on a domestic level and in the industry is an important and interesting way of working with textile. Ninna Berger
Thank you Deb
Monday, 28 October 2013
Asher Levine "I like to be crazy . . . I just think everyone should be an individual, they should dress the way they want to dress and should show that individuality through their style."
"My name is Asher Levine I am a fashion designer based in New York City, I love life, I love science, I love changing the way people look, and I just love fashion in general. I came to New York and I started making my own clothes and therefore it was very easy for me to sync the style, because in my head I knew what I wanted, therefore I just made what I wanted."
Asher's work draws from the natural world with elements of his clothing being reptilian and insect like. But Asher also draws on the human figure and condition and the way he sees the idea of masculinity developing in society.
Saturday, 26 October 2013
Friday, 25 October 2013
Beate Godager's beautiful translucent structural garments are like a bird cage or frame for the body exploring interior and exterior space. Beate is originally from Norway but now lives in Denmark, she graduated from The Kolding School Of Design in 2010. these images are from her AW 2012 collection White.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Monday, 21 October 2013
Sunday, 20 October 2013
Saturday, 19 October 2013
Friday, 18 October 2013
"Elders is a vision of the world springing into life after winter. It’s inspired by the simple joy we feel in being let loose into the wild to play in an environment overflowing with possibilities. A world where you make treehouses, huts and rafts from whatever you can get your hands on. A world made to be explored, bursting with colours and textures, where the only limit is your imagination." Femke Agema
Thursday, 17 October 2013
These designs by Barbara Bologna Genesis SS2013 remind me again of interpretations of Joan of Arc, particularly the leather accessories and details. I like the textures, contrasts and shapes of this collection and I love the use of body paint in the presentation.
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
It is like the subjects have fallen in an an ultra contemporary medieval battle. Konstantin Kofta's bags and shoes fuse elements of the urban and natural world. He makes bags that look like brick walls and man holes as well as the bark of a tree or the spine of the wearer, they are pieces of art as well as functional accessories and footwear.