Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Project White T-Shirt

Over 30 designers have re-interpreted the humble white t-shirt and alls designers have been curated into an online exhibition.

Charity and t-shirts have gone hand in hand so many times that we wonder whether 'yet another designer t-shirt collaboration all in the name of charity' will grab our attention. Certainly the name Project White T-shirt brings to mind other similarly spirited collaborations, what with humble white t-shirt being the perfect canvas for any designer to apply their signature. What marks Project White T-Shirt out though is the type of designers that have been chosen to partake in this project. Ritchie Chan of creative studio/agency Triple Major scoured the world looking for designers that could potentially do something genuinely interesting with a t-shirt. The 31 names involved, include Andrea Crews (*ring ring* Hello?), Bruno Pieters, Pelican Avenue, Slow and Steady Wins the Race (*ring ring* Hello?), Daniel Palillo and other contemporary avant-gardists that are mainly still carving out a signature for themselves and so we look to their t-shirts with curiosity. Looking at the designs that are all exhibited online, these aren't lazy efforts on the part of the designers. Chan personally ensured this was the case by visiting almost every designer to make a video of the process of each white t-shirt interpretation. Some designers have made simple shape adjustments and some have taken their tees out of a wearable context altogether. Just to cite a few of the creative endeavourts the designers have taken their tees, we have a marshamallow covered shirt from Swedish collective Doktor Doktor, a spider web cut-out tee from Kling by Kling and a Mundi t-shirt that went travelling around Iceland for six days and thus accumulating that expedition's imprints.The rest of the Project White T-shirt story is a simple one; the t-shirts will be going on exhibition around the world and then they're up for auction and all proceeds go to Designers Against Aids. They're currently swishing around in a giant laundromat at L.A. Boutique Welcome Hunters and then they go to Space 15 Twenty Gallery.

Source: Dazed Digital

Monday, December 21, 2009


NY duo Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader take photography to a whole new level. I never thought I'd be a fan of these GIFs photos but they've managed to make them very artistic, and quite frankly, they're the sh!t. Their mixed-media photography work is beautiful as well.




Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself at REED + RADER.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

YSL New Vintage II

This winter, Yves Saint Laurent launches ‘New Vintage II’, the second edition of environmentally-conscious capsule collections.

Introducing the Yves Saint Laurent ‘New Vintage II’ collection, this Winter will see the second edition of an environmentally-conscious capsule designed to recycle and sustain. By recycling unused fabrics from the YSL archive and adapting them to his classic silhouettes, Creative Director Stefano Pilati combines sustainability with his iconic designs. In this second ‘New Vintage’ collection, Pilati presents several important silhouettes transforming the archive fabrics with varied treatments and distinctive textile combinations. ‘New Vintage II’ will be available as of mid-December 2009 in limited, numbered editions at the YSL flagship boutiques in Paris, London and New York.

Source: Dazed Digital

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

First Clue: Tina Kalivas

Tina Kalivas’ African graphic print origami style collection catches my eye.

Folded, dyed and folded again, Tina Kalivas’ unique fashion origami finds its roots in a layered drum beat for A/W 2010. From Afghanistan to Japan, Tina’s influences are culturally disparate as season after season she traverses the compelling and rich terrain of precious ethnicity. Her new collection, 'Polyrhythm', takes style to the beating heartbeat of the African savannah and its tribal underbelly, where somewhere on the distant horizon straining ears can pick up the steady sound of drums and dusty, stamping feet.

Source: Dazed Digital

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Magic of Lucy and Bart

Rockett Mansion finds out how this British and Dutch fashion/art duo create their mindbending ensembles.

The Lucy and Bart collective are made up of British Lucy McRae and Dutch Bart Hess who met at Philips Design, working in a far future design research programme. They describe their work as an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body. Translated to physical pieces, the duo use unexpected materials like foam, shards of wood and even balloons to create mindblowing ensembles that do much to distort the body. This duo is not done just yet, they are curating a show for Milan Furniture Fair with the Maastricht Arts School as well as live shows. I'm waiting with baited breath to see what will these two think to put on a human body next.

Source: Dazed Digital

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Nightshades by Pleasure Principle

These Nightshades from Pleasure Principle came about from the idea of selling sunglasses in vending machines at nightclubs. Why? For that crushing moment you realize it's dawn and you're minutes away from your walk of shame. But with 100% UV protection, the frameless shades, which uncoil like film, work perfectly well all day long.

Source: Hint