April 29, 2010
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April 20, 2010
Koda. H, Martin. R, 1995, Haute Couture, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
(released in conjunction with the exhibtion)
April 15, 2010
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April 10, 2010
Searching for inspiration to create African Safari prints for my up coming collection, I came across these in a book that looks at couture textiles of the 1950’s. Here are just a few of my favourites, I adore the use of neutral earthy tones, rhythm and movement!
Safari, YES PLEASE!
All these prints are from the book- Shih. J, 1997, Couture Fabrics of the 50's, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen.
If you are creating prints and are after inspiration this is a really great book, it has a variety of samples from flowers to geometrics, and also is fantastic if you're looking at colour schemes.
April 6, 2010
Galliano for Dior, every year I wait with baited breath for the latest of his fanciful creations; this years S/S 2010 haute couture collection inspired by all things equestrian, was as everyone one before, a theatrical exstravaganza.
Taking a keen interest in haute couture, and particularly of late as part of a research project the 1950’s era, I couldn’t help but notice how Galliano’s latest creations echoed the essence of Dior’s couture through out the late 1940’s/1950’s.
Image credit- 2010- vogue.com, 1940/50's De Rethy. E, Perreau. J, 1999, Christian Dior; The Early Years, Thames & Hudson, London
This is a birthday card my friend gave me a few years ago that I came across the other day. I love the richness and intensity of the colours; its such a fun and theatrical painting.
It’s a 2002 image for Christian Lacroix Couture, done with gouache, by Artist Richard Gray. Gray studied fashion at Middlesex University in 1990 and has collaborated with designers including Alexander Mcqueen, Agent provocateur and Givenchy. His work has been widely published in magazines, books and he has been a part of solo and group exhibitions.
His work is really edgy, and vibrant with an almost comical twist. Great inspiration for colour schemes or illustrations, I’d defiantly check Richard Gray out!! Here's a little taste of his work..