Saturday, October 31, 2009

Elise Gettliffe’s Dripping Delights at RA

The French menswear designer showcases her first installation at the new art space, RA in Antwerp. The Antwerp Academy has a long-standing history of weird and wonderful alumni, each carving out their own signature in the local and international worlds of fashion design. One of the latest movers and shakers to graduate with flying colours is Elise Gettliffe, a French designer with a rather ‘un-Parisian’ take on menswear.
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Reconstructing Function

Designer Christopher Raeburn recycles fabrics from the Ministry of Defence to reconfigure outerwear.

Designing uber-stylish but functional outerwear, Christopher Raeburn makes his pieces entirely out of old military uniforms and parachute fabrics meaning each piece is a ‘one-off', celebrating attention to detail. Awarded Best Emerging Designer in this year’s Hospital Club’s Top 100 in association with The Independent, his recent projects have also included making Richard Branson and his team jackets from his hot-air balloons.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Yang Du

Yang Du presents her whimsical fashion exhibition at the Assembly Rooms, London. Featuring an array of knitted pork chop jumpers, cactus hats to beaded bears and tuxedos with elephant headwear, Yang Du's new exhibition hints at her artistic past of painting before she adventurously launched herself into fashion design. When she realised that fashion too could be seen as a medium of artistic expression in itself, she created a surrealist world of playful accessories of which Du says, "I am happy when people tell me that my collection made them laugh"...

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

PRISM

If you want something done right, do it yourself. Anna Laub did... By day a high (and frequent) flyer at fashion industry website WGSN, Laub was such a frustrated shopper that founded her own company. Now, with her eyewear line PRISM, she sees things crystal clearly. "I was thinking about doing jewellery actually – but at the same time I was desperately trying to find glasses to buy. I had money to spend and literally could not find what I wanted. And somewhere along the way the two ideas crossed over. I really saw a need in the market for something a bit different to what was there already – and specifically exactly what I wanted and was looking for." says Laub. Here are a few pics from her look book.
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Saturday, October 3, 2009