Sunday, 24 July 2011

Hussein Chalayan

I went to the Hussein Chalayan talk at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Tuesday and I found it incredibly interested and I found I really like chalayan as a person but I did find the journalist incredible weird asking about his personal life.

Chalayan spoke about how he felt about his journey and said he has been on an adventure but has always felt like an “outsider” because he is originally from Cyprus but now sees himself as a “Londoner”. He was drawn to London because its multi culcutral and he feels he is made of bits of everywhere as is London.

He feels that fashion is a medium to explore the world, for example he finds it a catalyst for understanding the world. He see’s himself as a communicator or ideas and hates being put in a box of conceptual. He feels the labels reduce him to one thing. He is an “ideas person” but that doesn’t make him conceptual. He approaches fashion as a world science, looks at different disciplines, such as body language.

He spoke about the business side of fashion and said how determined he was to make it work and he feels lucky to be so enthusiastic and a perfectionist. But found the financial side the hardest. But it helped that him and McQueen filled a gap in the market and people took more risks which we don’t do anymore. He feels that “consumer culture was not so involved” and “digital media has changed this” as well as “celebrity culture”.

The talk finished with questions from the audience which were quite interesting but I did feel they just reiterated what the journalist had said and other questions were just stupid. He finished with speaking about what inspired him and this included anthropology, history, body as a cultural thing, movement and transformation, cultural experience, beauty, and the fact that ‘ideas create the form”.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Suzanne Tidwell - Knitted Trees

I absolutely love this idea and i think it helps im obsessed with knit right now but i think the colours are beautiful!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

vivian maier

I went to this exhibition today and thought it was incredible. I loved the story behind it as the photographer herself never exhibited her photos but all the negative were won at an auction and then processed and brought into galleries. I think they are absolutely beautiful and particularly like the ones which have reflections in and which show the streets in the 1950's.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Just Do It

I wanna see this loads

Thursday, 14 July 2011

LCF Designers

Yuan-Chin Lin
M Tapia Peral
Lauren Greenwood
Gozde Arig

Harold Kensington

interesting pattern cutting

LCF illustrators

Stine Rils

Rexy Sung

Good colours and tones and nice draping.

Yu Wen Su

Love the cut out shapes. to create almost folds!

Yingcheng Lu

Love the illustrations and the idea of layering up paper to create shapes.

Chika Ito

Love the layering of the stretched oval shapes and the way that shape is built into the pattern cutting as well.

I Love Acne


I went to the tate britain today to see the vorticists and i really enjoyed it. i was really inspired by the use of straight lines and i would like to explore this next to the soft lines of organic form. i think it would make an amazing print. espeically when using the double exposure look of Alvin Langdon Coburn's work.This is Frederick Etchells work, i really like the pencil squares underneath the paint and the way he uses black pen lines.
I love the use of negative space in Edward Wandsworth's work and the fact it is a wood print.

Monday, 11 July 2011


I started my placement last week and i am absolutely loving it. Everyone is so friendly. But also i have been so inspired i absolutely love the mix of recycled and new as well as the mix of fabrics.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Cable Knit

I'm obsessed with cable knit so have bought myself some wool and am going to learn how to knit properly.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Stella McCartney Resort 2012

i love the black and white jacket and the shapes of the clothes.

Friday, 1 July 2011