Posts Tagged: art


Velskoen are Namibian desert boots sewn from two pieces of kudu hide. Usually shortened to vellies, the boots were worn for centuries by the Khoikhoi tribe of the south-western desert of Africa. British colonists looked to the tribes for their local knowledge for surviving harsh desert conditions – desert boots were one of their many… Read more »

Hideaki Hamada

Hideaki Hamada lives in Osaka with his wife and their two young sons Haru and Mina. As a photographer and a father Haru and Mina are his ingenuous subjects, his work captures their sweetness, their boundless energy and the endearing unaffectedness of their fresh hearts and minds. Hamada explains: “I want to take photographs of… Read more »

The Miraculous Mundane

Romance Was Born has been working hard! After the success of their MBFWA presentation, the label has released the lookbook for their pre-collection 2012. Their digital prints are the work of Australian artist Stephen Bush, who is known for his Australian landscape paintings in psychedelic abstract colour, often incorporating elements of the absurd (including a… Read more »


Charlotte Linton is a London-based illustrator and textile designer. She creates beautiful wool delaine scarves printed with her illustrated representations of whimsical far-off lands, including Greenland, Java, Tibet and Madagascar. Each collection of scarves is based on the adventures of her alter-ego Ermantrude, an early 20th century zoologist. This season she travelled to Greenland, where “under… Read more »


Romance Was Born is known for their love for Australiana, but this season they went in a different direction – in more ways than one. For their Spring Summer 2012 collection, shown at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Marvel Comics was their none-too-subtle theme, conceptualised with bold graphic prints comprised of the familiar faces of The Hulk… Read more »

Vedas Maya 2012

Andéol is the very special side project of Think Positive designer Emilie Cacace. Her recent lookbook is a record of her time in India, shooting her collection of digitally-printed silk scarves on the beautiful people of the Rajasthani desert. In the introduction to her lookbook she explains: Each scarf from Andéol’s collection ‘Vedas Maya’ is… Read more »

Swash Summer

We were beginning to despair that the beautiful illustrated prints of Swash were no more. After a period of inaction on their website they are back with a brand new site – a true reflection of their work and well worth a visit (as you scroll up their prints become animated!). Each garment from the… Read more »

Josh Goot SS/12

Digital print vanguard Josh Goot, has released the lookbook for his Spring Summer 2012 collection. Floral reflections of budding orchids and blushing roses are placed on the familiar Goot-style structured skirts, dresses and tops, with a mix of baroque print paneling.

Malick Sidibe

Malick Sidibé is an African photographer, famous for his documentation of Bamako, Mali, his hometown, from the 1950s to the 1970s. Known as the Eye of Bamako, the story of how he came to be a photographer is one of chance; a series of events that in many ways seem to be the fulfillment of… Read more »


Recent holidays to the Swiss Alps have left a lasting impression on both Guillame Henry of Carven and Tsumori Chisato, with both designers incorporating photo placement prints of snowy peaks and chalets for their recent collections. For Carven’s Resort 2012 collection Henry used vintage postcards of the alps, printed on silk, to create shorts, shirts… Read more »


Flying overland, an aerial view provides a thrilling, detached perspective of the world – patterns emerge; colours pop; lines shape; and the world feels smaller and looks more ordered than you may have already thought. Alex S. MacLean is trained as an architect and a pilot. He has covered large areas of terrain all over… Read more »

The Best Of The Rest…

For Fall 2012 Mary Katrantzou, Balenciaga and Peter Pilotto offered a selection of beautiful prints, from classic floral interpretations to those a little more strangely inspired. Print vanguard Mary Katrantzou looked to the everyday for her Fall 2012 collection. (For her team this involved buying up boxes of yellow school pencils and pink erasers.) Despite… Read more »