Monday, 11 October 2010
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
As part of my research for my essay I came across light art through colour organs. This is something I'd really like to do more research on. Here is part of the creators project, dedicated to led fashion. The video dresses look amazing! it's giving me an idea for an instillation piece as well as an fashion range. I was thinking earlier how cool it would be to have Paco Rabanne style dress made from gameboy cartridges.
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Saturday, 18 September 2010
Meaning "cotton castles" I visited this site on my recent trip to Turkey and it was absolutely breath taking. From a distance it looks like a glacier. The white rock is formed by the flowing natural hot spring water which contains chloride, travertines are formed that you bath in or stick your feet in, it was just lovely! other natural springs in the area were red with iron and green with another mineral that turns things green, we didn't see these ones. This whole part of turkey was such an inspiration to me. From the colours of the cotton castles to the ancient sites of Ephesus and Hierapolis. The place was buzzing with history and as I was walking around the ancient city's it was as thro I could feel the presence of the people that once lived there thousands of years before. I found the relief carving, Nike especially inspiring as she is the goddess of victory!
Friday, 17 September 2010
The autumn winter II I2 season is actively of its time, determined to reject a wait-and-see attitude, willingly optimistic. It calls for a redefinition of the boundaries of elegance through fashions broadly influenced by casualwear. It reinforces the bridges spanning the wool and cotton universes, and strengthens the bonds joining the chic and casual worlds. Alliances of sophistication and ease, activewear and sportswear, are more firmly established.
Fabrics are rigorously offbeat and anything but austere, testifying to their in-depth elaboration. They reveal richness without ostentation, right up through the treatments applied to finished garments. Yarns are once again visible; structures can be easily read and are perceptible to the touch.
Classical and familiar references are in thrall to modernity. The boundaries between fancies and plains, sustainability and technology, authenticity and eccentricity, are playfully and wittily blurred. Decoration affirms its presence without being aggressive, and contrasts are softened to allow novelty to play a full part in the season.
Softness is built into the heart of fabrics, and suppleness grows protective. A warm vaporousness and ethereality trace out poetic conquests. Colour finishings and decoration are elaborated in subtle strata. Patterns navigate strange universes, and new harmonies arise unexpectedly from imperfection. Enthusiastically broadening fashion outlooks, the season is an exhortation to venture far afield in quest of inventive choices, of keen expertise and mad exploration.
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
After reading about Carri mundane's shamanic and ancient civilisation inspiration, it reminded me of a retreat that Gavin and I went on in 2006. It was new age retreat with new age shamans and it was called spirit, plant medicine. The idea was to spend a couple of days meditating, talking to plants and getting back to nature in group of around 15. On the last night our group sat in a circle and drank the brew ayahuasca, an ancient brew used by shamans in the Amazon for healing and divinatory purposes. it's a combination of leaves and bark grown in the Amazon and is brewed for around 12-15 hours. This particular brew was very mild but I was aware of the plant presence and felt as through the tress were watching me. every now and then i would see bright sparkling flowers out of the corner of my eye. This was during my second year doing fine art in college and when i returned i was very inspired by experience. After being so inspired by carrie mundane I felt compelled to dig out that sketch book and put some photo's up.