Archive for the ‘fashion’ Category
A fun and quirky take on menswear by Parisian based fashion designer Walter van Beirendonck.
Bright colours and strong prints! Opening Ceremony can do no wrong.
And I need to get my hands on those shoes…
Fun, irrelevant and slightly crazy… Pauline Borca’s Spring Summer 2011 collection balances the right amount of craft, textures and prints to recreate the fantasy of just dressing up and having fun.
Marloes Ten Bhomer created a rapid prototyped shoe that is built with two different materials to allow for each part to be replaced when it wears out. This looks really sexy, like stepping to a hard piece of acrylic and letting it envelope your feet.
This credit card case from Paul Smith is right up my alley, in bright orange tie dye print on iguana leather, with purple stripped lining!
How did Fendi campaigns look like spring 1993? How Balenciaga was Balenciaga pre Nicolas Ghesquiere? More than a style touchstone and history lesson, this is a look back into graphic trends and social trends, (boobs / no boobs?), old logos, and how luxury was presented way back then. That is the magic of The Style Registry.
This is perfect for anyone whose wardrobe is filled with only black and grey clothing. Come on.. you know you want to. By Lazy Oaf.
The Pop Art of Patrick Nagel needs little introduction. His minimalist style defined an era with cool, seductive women that became the most iconic of any single generation. His elegant graphic work and his portrayal of the contemporary woman made figurative design before him look instantly old. Today his unique sensibility and style continue to resonate with generations of young designers, illustrators and artists who have found inspiration from his trend-setting style.
Nagel was in the forefront of a new wave of illustration in Los Angeles in the late 1970’s
and early 80’s, re-imagining the graphic arts and in the process defining Los Angeles as the epicenter of award-winning visual arts. It was a reciprocal relationship; Los Angeles influenced his evolving style and in return he left his indelible mark on the city and far beyond. Through cultural cross-pollination, his work absorbed the moment – from the fashion photography of Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton to influencing the look of music videos by David Bowie, Robert Palmer and George Michael, to creating the album cover art of Duran Duran.
Patrick Nagel was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1945 and was raised in Orange County, California. After returning from his tour in Viet Nam, he studied fine art at Chouinard Art Institute and California State University, Fullerton where he received his BA in 1969 in painting and graphic design. He then taught at Art Center College of Design while simultaneously establishing himself as a free-lance designer and illustrator with memorable ads for Ballantine Scotch, IBM and covers for Harper’s magazine.
In the mid-70’s he began illustrating stories for Playboy magazine, bringing instant exposure and a large appreciative audience to his work. His years working with Playboy established him as the heir apparent to 50’s pin-up artist Alberto Vargas and gave Nagel the subject matter that he would continue to use to illustrate the newly liberated woman.
I am waiting to see this style of illustrations make a comeback. Fashion and Art, like all things, is cyclical after all.
This unsettling art project by French artist and Hint friend Frederique Daubal. For her Hide and Seek photographic series, Frederique cut out pages from fashion magazines, sliced them into fringe and made them into masks resembling Muslim niqābs. It’s astatement on identity, transformation and what it means to be French today
I love these surreal shoes by Lernert & Sander!
To help celebrate the launch of their epic new Shoe Galleries, Selfridges called on us to create
11 sculptural installations that take iconic shoe design to surreal extremes.
We have taken the most mundane of household domestic appliances and comedically refashioned
them into divine creations. A humorous take on fashion as an ideal escape from the daily grind.
Yamaha’s power bikes plus Hermès’ power styling gives us the fashion bike that is suitable for any fashionista who wants some ‘ vroom between’ their legs. via Hypebeast
Issey Miyake has always been the last word in fabric/fashion experimentation, from his Pleats Please collection to the A Piece Of Cloth, he has continuously pushed the fashion and fabrication boundaries. Upcoming is the latest experimentation, where fabrics fold like Japanese Origami, but pulls up to unveil dresses, jackets and shirts. Called 132 5. Issey Miyake, I am really looking forward to trying on something from this series.
The number “1″ refers to the single piece of cloth used to make each item, “3″ to indicate its three-dimensional shape, and “2″ to the fact that it can be flattened two-dimensionally. The single space denotes the time between the completion of the folded form and the moment someone puts it on, while “5″ signifies the concept’s multiple permutations.
Sarah Burton took the legacy Lee left behind, softened it slightly and made it equally amazing and full of fantasy. Love! via Style.com
More Shanghai Tang than Shanghai Tang, Marc Jacobs at LV shows the fashion world how to have fun with clashing prints, clashing colours and clashing inspirations. via Style.com
Haider Ackermann showing us skinny models are here to stay in primary colours bursting out of sleek black dresses that seem to be slipping off the model’s bodies. via Style.com
Leading the minimalist charge is Jonathan Saunders, whose netted tops look so sensual and delicate and strong and modern all at the same time. And those colours!
“Minimalist colours are back!” declares Miuccia Prada in her latest collection for Prada, clashing geometric stripes with simple silhouettes and Rococo patterns galore. So much fun in fashion!