Hermes seem to have taken a leaf out of Burberry's online propaganda project; 'The Art of the Trench' which went from strength to strength when women and girls from all around the world were called upon to upload pictures of themselves wearing their coats. The French fashion label have recently launched a similar idea, totally internet based, where you can send in Polaroids of how you wear your own Hermes scarf, and oh my lord is it fantastic. I have just spent the best part of an hour clicking through pages and pages of girls from London, Tokyo, New York and Paris, each with their own defined style. They call it, quite simple, 'J'aime mon carre' - and how I love it so.
Friday, 13 August 2010
Thursday, 5 August 2010
There was a book in the photography section of the library I always came across when doing research for a project. Named 'I Am Camera' I think the name always pulled me in. The photos from Tierney Gearon's childhood were stark and blocky and always the complete opposite to my work, and so I could never use her for inspiration. The concept behind her work however is ideal. Quite cathartic, she uses what she holds close her her heart as ways to process issues through photography, and I think this shows best in her latest project. Using only orignal non digital methods of working she exposes one reel of film in two different places to create layered image. Now these, I can use. Soft and pretty yet quite unnerving in it's subject matter, it puts me a little on edge, but I find them fascinating. Everyone loves imperfection, its quite beautiful.
Monday, 2 August 2010
Dori Tomcsanyi - a bit of a mouthful but worth trying to get your lips around as this designer, hailing from Budapest, is my favourite newbie of the moment. She cites her inspirations as sensual illusions, interesting knit and applications, all relatively middle of the road until you discover she uses cheap discarded materials such as bottle caps and wood as materials for her work. Now everyone knows the common problem with eco friendly design; as much as we all should be doing it and keeping our planet at peace, everyone knows it is awfully hard to pull off a respectively beautiful idea involving being 'green' without looking like you're designing a new line for garbage bin chic. The quietest mention of plastic bags or ring pulls sends me into a whirlwind of dubiousness over the outcome, but feast your eyes on this fabulous set of lookbook images from the Hungarian designer's 2010 collection and be amazed. She's only gone and pulled the whole thing off, and it looks hot.