Friday, 25 September 2015


I have just discovered the incredible work of Duo-RAW, two Swedish creatives who live out their creativity in the night club scene very own special haute couture.Their goal is to have fun, entertain, get entertained, take over the world. Here they are photographed on location in Iceland by A.K.A, Anna Kristín Arnardóttir Listhönnuður & Ljósmyndari.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Yana Tsvetkova

Russian designer Yana Tsvetkova's AW 2015/16 collection manages to combine beautifully tailored elegance and style with practical garments adaptable to any occasion. The collection is mainly constructed from natural fabrics with contrasting panels to accentuate the form and highlight details.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Yoshikazu Yamagata


Yoshikazu Yamagata has been a favorite creative in textiles for a while and so it was great to find this film about him today.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Ruby Chishti

Sculptor Ruby Chishti's first solo exhibition at Twelve Gates Arts gallery in Philledelphia until September 26th.
 "We leave ,we never leave,we return endlessly", Rudy has made house dresses constructed from remnants using patchwork and ragging techniques, conjuring 'home' its architecture and essence and comparing and assimilating the forms of architecture and clothing.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Chiara Vigo

Spinning gold Chiara Vigo is the last producer of Sea silk, byssus, the finest fabric spun from the filament of Pinna Nobilis, the largest Mediterranean bivalve. Trawling destroyed the habitat of the Pinna Nobilis, which led to it's virtual extinction.and caused the demise of this ancient craft. Taught by her grandmother Chiara collects the solidified saliva of the pen clam in the spring, leaving the clam unharmed.

"Weaving the sea silk is what my family has been doing for centuries. The most important thread, for my family, was the thread of their history, their tradition." 
Chiara does not do this as a commercial enterprise it is too painstaking and the raw material too rare. This craft is a spiritual one, a creation for luck and fortune as Chiara say's;
"It would be like commercialising the flight of an eagle." 
 "You have to be respectful to the place you live in. You are just passing by, these places are here to stay. And the sea has its own soul and you have to ask for permission to get a piece of it." Chiara Vigo
                   Chiara Vigo from Jonathan Zenti on Vimeo.