Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Sunday, 7 March 2010
'Inside Decoration' was Rei Kawakubo's description for her Autumn/Winter Collection. Her enhancement of the parts of the body that women usually try to conceal with clothing, was I thought quite charming, and I thought certain garments were really wearable.
Sunday, 21 February 2010
If you are a fan of Patti Smith you must watch this documentary.
Dream of Life is a plunge into the philosophy and artistry of cult rocker Patti Smith.
This portrait of the legendary singer, artist and poet explores themes of spirituality, history and self expression. Known as the godmother of punk, she emerged in the 1970s, galvanizing the music scene with her unique style of poetic rage, music and trademark swagger.
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
"My inspiration is based on the antipathy towards formal wear for its fossilised forms and attributes of restricting individuality. The antipathy comes from personal experience of restricted life in school and army in Korea where I was forced to wear uniforms, have same hair style and even same life style. The collection is about questioning the general perception of clothing and showing how to identify individuality from stereotypes. I have made transforming clothes from ordinary forms to liberal forms and created typical looking garments with unusual ways of construction to suggest a diversion of conception."
"Inspired by the ethereal, haunting imagery found in the photographic work of Julia Margaret Cameron and Deborah Turbeville, the collection explores both the female form and the trapped space between body and dress: transparent silicone rubber forms garments that exaggerate the classic hourglass silhouette, while oversized dresses in chiffon, lace and sheer jersey cloak the body in a diaphanous film. The resulting layers of transparency expose the ‘negative space’ beneath the garments, which normally remains hidden."