Friday, 30 May 2014

Jenny Ellery

Absolutely loved the vibrance and fun of Jenny Ellery's degree show at ECA. Jenny loves playing with materials textures and colours and the textiles/ clothes she creates are wonderful.

Through experimentation of maliable materials and exploraration of aplication I will continue to develop new and engaging tangible fabrics to adorn the body. I want to let process inform the outcome by documenting interaction and leting it inform the next stage of my development. Sampling will become larger scale to give more indication to how these textures will interact with the body. I want to analyse the tactile things we love and develop my own fabrics to replicate this and enhance feeling. Research into sensitive areas of the body will help me decide on product outcomes. I want to explore the hidden areas of garments such as linings so tactilitly is exeriences inside and out. 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Kat Murray II

Wonderful fun illustrations by Kat Murray building the characters for her costumes from imagination and collage.

Kat Murray I

I spent yesterday evening at the ECA degree show. I had seen Kat Murray's granny at the fashion show last month, but I really enjoyed being able to see all of the details on the costume and her wonderful illustrations and designs. Kat Murray's granny is grotesque and full of humor and observation, a strange hunchback loaded with sweets and treats, the best granny you could wish for.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Akif Hakan Celebi

Akif Hakan Celebi's stunning photography is rich in colour and texture. He often portrays the models he works with like exotic creatures or aliens in the urban jungle. His works have the creative eye of a painter and the look of his work is modern and unique.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Yuliya Sobotyuk

A series of masks made by Yuliya Sobotyuk for Barefoot and Half Naked video and posters.
Posters and masks were designed and hand-crafted for the "Barefoot, halfnaked" video installation.
Each character in the video represents different emotion that we undergo while growing up.
The project is devoted to the young stage of our life.
Yuliya Sobotyuk

Friday, 23 May 2014

Emily Buchanan

I absolutely loved looking through the work of Emily Buchanan at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design degree show this week. I loved the thoroughness of her research and the incredible results of her natural dying. It had elements of amazing cooking and mad scientist, a wonderful body of research and knowledge.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Emma Jolly

Emma Jolly has just graduated from  Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Fine Art her graduation piece was surreal tribalistic costumes and a film.

"My work stems from my interest in the life of social outcasts. I dreamed up my own interpretation of misunderstood characters and the world in which they inhabit. Working within the practices of sculpture, photography, textiles and film I have produced a collection of works which transport you into their curious community." Emma Jolly

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Agnes Kovacs I

Agnes Kovacs is one of a new wave of designers pushing the manipulation of leather as fabric and medium for fashion and accessories. Her work has a stunningly simple, stylish and minimalistic persona whilst being wonderfully complex and intriguing. Agnes's pieces are often engineered from a single piece of leather. Agnes Kovacs completed her postgraduate at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest last year.
Photos are by György Karolyi
(Thank you)

Nutsa Modebadze

The work of Nutsa Modebadze has a wonderful soulfulness and quality her leather accessories, shoes and fashion are all hand crafted by Nutsa herself and they are stunningly beautiful. Nutsa Modebadze is from Georgia and now lives in Moscow where she has been working almost exclusively with leather for the past 10 years. Everything that she makes is a one off she doesn't like to repeat herself you can see from her work she is doing it for the love of making, learning and creating.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Angélica García

"Everyday I lose you… time, You are like water that slips away from me. Presence. Moment. Movement. How can I do to show how you run from me? How can I show that even if I freeze you, then you aren't the same? How if I steal your essence, I don’t have you anyway? Strange presence… Emptiness."
Angélica García

Beautiful distressed photographs by Angélica García exploring the theme of loss and loneliness. I would love to see her working on a look book.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Santiago Uttima

Sculptural designs from Colombian designer Santiago Uttima who's shapes and palette seem inspired by modern architecture with its textures and shapes. Santiago graduated from  Corporacion Colegiatura Colombiana last year and is now designing for Roglo Sport.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

ECA Fashion Show 2014: Emma Lawrie

Emma Lawrie's graduate collection concentrated on knitwear, this is contrasted with her use of sheer fabric and interesting embellishment of silhouette figures, like tiny shadow puppets dancing on the translucent areas of her designs.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Akira Isogawa

"I see craftsmanship as an implement with which to realise one’s vision. Past, present and future; that slogan continues in almost everything around which my work evolves. Timeless beauty and femininity in my design is profound, in a way for the wearer to express their inner soul."

— Akira Isogawa
Akira Isogawa is a Japanese born award winning Australian designer, who has achieved international recognition for his use of vivid and exciting colour and print. 
Akira has also designed costumes for many Sydney Dance Company productions.

Friday, 2 May 2014


Dynamic and wonderful graphic interplay with background and fashion by Julia Galdo and Cody Cloud who are the collaborative force Junco fashion photographers and stylists.