Intricate geometrics have proven to be the leading print for Fall with Miu Miu, Prada, Jonathan Saunders and Aquilano Rimondi leading the way in rich wintery colours like burgundy, eggplant and amber. Traditionally, complex repeats of points, lines and curves are mostly identified with Islamic art. The teachings of the Qur’an preach undivided devotion to… Read more »
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Famous for rich brocaded silks figured with traditional flora and fauna iconography, East Asia has a long textile history which has inspired exotic fashion prints since the 1800s. For AW12 Dries Van Noten raided the archives of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, photographing their collection of kimonos and dragon robes. The photographs were then reworked… Read more »
Laurence Airline is a Parisian-based menswear label that is not only inspired by ethnic textiles, but works to promote and encourage responsible manufacturing practices with local African communities. Their AW 2012 collection is a anomalous mix of Japanese polka dots, Scottish plaid and wax-printed peacock feathers, constructed at their workshop on the Ivory Coast. Designer… Read more »
LIFE magazine photo archives can always be trusted to turn up something sweet and special. 63 years ago photographer Gjon Mili visited his pal Picasso with a series of images of ice skaters with little lights attached to their skates. The artist was so taken with the images that he decided to appropriate the idea,… Read more »
Working with colour it can be easy to forget how simple and effective black and white can be. Here is a series of East Asian line drawings, posted on BibioOdyssey, that we think could inspire some pretty nice prints.
Australian artist Kirra Jamison transforms the craft of cut and paste into a deceptively detailed art form. Alternating between states of harmony and discord, Kirra creates vignettes, patterns, pictures and noodle scrambles, working with gouache, acrylic and vinyl strips in pretty pop colours. If art is a reflection of the subconscious of its creator, the… Read more »
Recognise these faces? It is strange to think that peoples faces can be recognised in the formations of only a few lines. Craig & Karl are an Australian design duo, with one half living in New York and the other half living in Sydney. Last year they exhibited, in both New York and Milan, a… Read more »
UK artist Pery Burge creates images of swirling paint, oil and glitter, allowing her ingredients to form and flow naturally as she documents them in motion. Straddling science and nature, each image is a macro shot of bigger picture capturing naturally-formed beauty unseen by the naked eye.
Super sweet still life paintings by Melbourne-based artist Dane Lovett, have a young, fun quality not unusually attributed to this style of painting. 2011 was a big year for Lovett, after being featured in RUSSH magazine’s art issue, the artist was invited to exhibit his first solo show, ‘Peach on Peach’, at Colette in Paris…. Read more »
Trippy collage art by Japanese New York-based artist Hisham Akira Bharoocha.
White-blonde hair, argent teeth and orange-sprayed flesh, plucked and stuffed, is the ideal of feminine beauty offered by the Playboy magazine of today. It seems hard to imagine that Playboy was once the chosen reading material of the debonair man of the 50s and 60s, and a publication that attracted the contribution of respected writers… Read more »
For a theatre conceptualised by both artists and architects, constructed of Italian marble, white granite and oak paneling, it is not suprising that a red velvet stage curtain would not suffice. In 2010 Californian textile-artist Pae White was commissioned, following an international competition, to design a closing screen for the Oslo Opera House. The result:… Read more »