Sunday, 25 September 2011

Drive me anywhere

Drive is one of the most stylish films that I have seen in a long while, from the cinematography to the soundtrack, it is brilliant. Hollywood sweetheart Ryan Gosling is great in the brooding, slightly menacing lead role, enhanced by his amazing style; scorpion embroidered white silk bomber jacket, crisp dark indigo trucker jacket, gold boots, aviators and leather driving gloves!
The soundtrack is also a perfect complement of electro high octane tunes and foreboding retro drones.
See this film now, but get ready to cover your eyes and ears. It is an intense ride.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Friday, 29 July 2011

Jade Mellor

Doing a bit of research for a jewellery feature I came across Jade Mellor's work & had to share it. I am definitely feeling the importance of marble, sedimentary and petrified materials for the next few seasons, moving on from the natural quartz and colored crystals that have populated costume collections.

Jade Mellor's Malachite ring, (first image) perfectly captures that ancient, amazing natural beauty, with all of the natural imperfections and tonal variations celebrated in a small, wearable piece of art.

The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant

Last week I went to see the Rainer Werner Fassbinder film 'The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant', as part of the TEST presents... series of fashion film shown in different locations around London.

A colleague raved about it before I went to see it, claiming it was one of his favourite films, I was then a bit dubious..... but it was one of the more interesting things I've seen in a while.

As part of the Test presents series a designer of fashion professional chooses the film and does a little intro and Q & A afterwards, and this month was the turn of illustrator/ designer/ film maker Julie Verhoven, who's work I have always liked. The film was an obvious choice for her and there were a number of aesthetic traits that have clearly influenced or underlined her signature style.

The story surrounds an intensely emotional  fashion designer, Petra Von Kant, bitter and reclusive after a recent divorce, and on meeting a young woman named Karin, she throws herself into an all-consuming affair, which ultimately doesn't end well.

The whole film takes place in her flat/ studio, dressed in luxurious, rich textures and colors, only outdone by the amazing costumes that Petra stalks around in. From a fashion point of view, this film is pure inspiration, with a lasting effect of daydreaming over the subtle undertones and intense relationships played out in the narrative.


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Friday, 22 July 2011

Jun Kaneko

No I am by no means an expert in the Contemporary Ceramics Movement, but these pieces by Jun Kaneko are just amazing.