Monday, 31 March 2014

Gladys Paulus

Gladys Paulus was born and raised in the Netherlands she initially studied drawing and painting but gradually became more inspired by performance and ritualistic cultural dress. She has built on her self taught skills by learning from other felt artists and specialists.

Saturday, 29 March 2014


Hans Nilsson and Ellen Eriksson are the founders of Noir Stockholm a hairdressers involved in avant garde hair and couture styling This is their 2013 look book photographed by Jesper and Mathias with styling by costume designer Bente Rolandsdotter, a stunning collaboration.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Julia Björkeheim I

Julia Björkeheim's FW2013 collection features textural padded clothing that have such structure as to be able to be free standing and very architectural. Julia is a student at London College of Fashion.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Konstantin Gayday

 'Gods' SS 2014 collection by Konstantin Gayday is a collection of elaborate headpieces inspired by different religions. A stunning melting pot of iconography from Christianity to Hinduism, Islam, Paganism, Buddhism, Shamanism and Greco-Roman mysteries, iconic and spectacular.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Marjolein Dallinga

This is a surreal piece of clothing by Marjolein Dallinga looking quite strawberry like but also very like an iridescent sea creature. Marjolein Dallinga originally trained in painting and graphic design in Holland.
Then she moved and settled in Canada where she gradually became more interested in textiles but particularly felt, making small items such as hats, bags and shawls. However her work came to the attention of the Cirque du Soleil and the costume pieces that she has created for this group have made her work evolve far beyond  any traditional felt craft. Now she works on costume and felt sculptures that are like life forms themselves.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Atelier Pierre di Sciullo and Maud Guerche

This is a graphic project but I look and see potential in all the arts I don't like the rigid categories and departmentalizing of creative thought. This poster designed by Atelier Pierre di Sciullo and Maud Guerche for a dance festival, really caught my imagination, in that these overlayed images could be developed into fashion and costume. The shapes are very challenging and inspiring and I love the translucence. Thank you

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Flaminia Saccucci II

Flaminia Saccucci's designs brilliantly styled in Dazed and Confused Jan 2012

Flaminia Saccucci I

Flaminia Saccucci's wonderful clash of colour and sensibility of man made and natural patterns were hand painted on latex dress /legging forms, inspired by the sexiness of rubber, the masculinity of tyres and the feminine fragility of wild flowers. Flaminia Saccucci won the L’Oréal Professional Young Talent Award for the best student collection at the Central Saint Martins BA graduate show of 2011.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Jamie Wei Huang I

Jamie Wei Huang AW 2014 collection fuses very different contrasting fabrics, contrasting lengths and asymmetry, with bold details of buckled pockets, cuffs and clasps. 

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Yiqing Yin I

Amazing structures of layered pleats producing a textured garments resembling coral or magnified detail or organic structures like electron micrographs by designer Yiqing Yin.
'Examining the dynamic potential of pleats, she imagines structures which are never fixed, shapes that are always in mutation. She sculpts the emptiness around the body with, as a common thread, the search for balance and points of rupture between the flowing zones and the sculpted zones. The modernisation of smocking and the elimination of any order of construction, allows her great room for experimentation.'

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Mariel Manuel

The eclectic mix of texture objects and referencing to animal skins, horns and feathers in Mariel Manuel's collection 'when you go looking for your lover' of 2009 make me think of anthropological portraits of shamans and tribal peoples. They are incongruous, fascinating and fun.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Sylvia Palacios Whitman I

Sylvia Palacios Whitman was born in Chili in 1941 she studied painting and drawing  in Santiago school of Art.  Sylvia moved to New York in the early 1960's where gradually she moved away from drawing and painting into the domain of performance art using sculptural and visual stage props to make a visual theater.

“I did study a little ballet, like all little girls. But I always entertained my family in the attic. At the time I just didn’t know it was something you could do. So eventually I’ve gotten to where I always was!” Sylvia Palacios Whitman

Monday, 17 March 2014


Indalia blends Indian textiles, embroidery and embellishment with Italian tailoring. The company was founded by Monica Benini and is based in Faenza  exhibiting twice a year at the Milan Fashion weeks.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Jane Bowler II

Jane Bowler from her 'Fall From Grace collection of SS 2012, featuring lots of cut, dyed plastic.

Jane Bowler I

My first post in three about the work of Jane Bowler this is from her collection Transcendency AW12.
Jane repeatedly plays with geometric shapes and translucence in her collections, using hand dyed plastics and heat forming techniques, she is driven by her passion for craftsmanship and innovation within textiles and design. Jane Bowler is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and she was announced as an “Emerging Designer” finalist of the renowned annual “WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2013”.
(Thank you)

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Amy Jean Boebel I

"Experimentation is a big part of what I do. In working with aluminum wire screen, I’ve discovered that the interplay of light and surface adds surprise and even mystery to the work. There is also something mesmerizing about taking ordinary materials and transforming them into objects that evoke an emotional response and conjure up thoughts of living forms. Immersing myself in the material of aluminum screen, and pushing its limits, has allowed me to more deeply focus on shape, movement, illumination, and shadows—the screen’s ephemeral, non-utilitarian qualities." Amy Jean Boebel