Screen grab from my tumblr ............ where has the month gone??
Saturday, 31 March 2012
Friday, 30 March 2012
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Brilliant, I finally got a second to pop into Dalston Superstore and check out my frame as part of Saskia Wickins 'Creative Frame' exhibition. The private view was held on the 8th March, which I missed........ : ( I love projects like this, born out of love, with such freedom.
A small handful of London creatives were asked to each take a frame and using the concept of 'A view through an open window' provide a unique insight into our work environments. Although quite a scary project, being so personal, this was a lot of fun to work on..... I wanted mine to oozzzeee blue whilst giving an insight into my most recent work/ going ons. The best part is seeing everyones interpretation, together in 1 space. Here are just some of my favourites........
'Like Clockwork' Luke Embden
'Mind Map' Georgia Gendall
' I made them. They made me' Alex Noble
Monday, 26 March 2012
This season I worked with the uber talented newcomer Kitty Joseph. Kitty has not long graduated from the RCA with a bold, bright, printed textile collection. Her two tone printed perspex glasses caught my eye and encouraged a collaboration with Piers Atkinson for his SS12 ' Hot Voodoo' collection. Since then I have followed Kitty closely and enjoyed the chance to work with her on her AW12 collection.
This season Kitty continues to explores her love for printed textile design and, inspired by her own hand painting, Kitty translates these ideas into digital and engineered prints. Fabrics range from stretch velvet, jersey and mesh, to thick neoprene with industrial zips. Long sleeves and a high neck create chic body con silhouettes, whilst contrasting the more aggressive outline of the neoprene. Working alongside the collection is an exciting range of 'snow globe' inspired accessories (perspex sunglasses, tube/hoop earrings, bracelets and necklaces all housing some really cool, fun glitter). I need this whole collection with blue glitter everywhere!
Sunday, 25 March 2012
London was packed with creativity again this season, bright colours, strong prints and cool silhouettes, showing no sign of toning down for the winter months, which I love! Sadly I didn't get chance to see many shows, in person, as I was working on my own (Piers Atkinson, Fred Butler and David Koma) so it was wonderful for me to be able to catch up with everyone at the London Showrooms in Paris and see the collections up close. Here are some of my favourite moments .........
Mary goes from strength to strength and this season I really did wonder how she could possibly top her past collections .........she sure did, with a nod to Fashion Legend Antony Price pushing the boundaries of the silhouette whilst still keeping her signature artistry within the textile of each design.
'Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh My' chocolate, honey and caramel, elegant and chic with a strong dose of Atkinson's humour we all love : )
Childlike, fun, 'sugar and sweet' collection. Wonderfully strange shaped headpieces adorned with beads. Love heart hand muff, playful gloves and cool small bags - a tasty mix of materials and a feast for the eyes!
Fawn, black, gold, chocolate and olive, soft mixed with 'danger'. A real mix of innovative techniques paired with industrial zips and a bold bright citrus orange 'pop'.
Dangerous, fast and powerful whilst still embracing tremendous elegance........ Bold silhouttes with a punch of colour through rich plum, metallic olive, navy and blue. Inspired by the greyhound and depicted onto the heels of the shoes designed by Alain Quilici.
Colour, pattern, print, bold, energetic, knit, rubber print on sheer, contrast, bubble wrap gloves, tall boots and wild headpieces by Nazir Mazhar. One of fav collections and designers in Fashion!
Overflowing pattern, colour, check, unisex, accessories include, hats, gloves, chains, purses, bags, laptop cases. Is there anything KTZ do not do?? Excitably accessible to London through their own 2 stores in London, you have to love this brand. Oh I have to have their blue shoes!!
I first met Holly through her illustrations and still adore the little creatures..... A strong collection spilt into blue and pink, lead by print and supported by embellishment this collection is tight whilst still celebrating Holly's fun, bold and 'pop' aesthetic. Great accessories, mixing earrings, necklaces, bracelets and bags.....With so many blue pieces to choose from I was spoilt for choice!
Welcome to the animal kingdom just about to board Noah's arch. Fun, playful yet executed in fine cashmere and luxurious leather.
Thick knits, rich textures, luxurious, chic, quilted leather, tight embroidery and lavish embellishment we LOVE James Long!
Luxury meets danger, beautifully crafted, exceptional detail jewellery. I need one of these rings!