Friday, 29 October 2010

Aminaka Wilmont

Aminaka Wilmont is a design duo made up by Maki Aminaka Löfvander and Marcus Wilmont. Maki is from Japan and Sweden, Marcus from Denmark. The designers met while working for Robert Cary-Williams. They studied at Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins and University of Boras. Their design signature includes use of graphic prints together with soft draping and hard edge tailoring.


  • Ramon Gurillo is a designer know for his beautifully crafted intricate knitwear. Many of his garments possess a cobweb-like intricacy with a hint of punk, romantic, and sexy modern combined. He shows his craftsmanship by creating all his designs by hand. He works with a wide range of color, but concentrates on black or beige. For Winter 2010 collection he has constructed sculptural garments that consisted of many separates, textured knits, fringe, layering, and deconstruction.
Ramon Gurillo

Iris Vanherpen

Iris Vanherpen is a Dutch born and based fashion designer. She graduated with a fashion degree from the HBO, ARTEZ Academy Arnhem, the Netherlands, in 2006, before going on to exhibit her collection ‘Fragile Futurity’ at Tokyo Fashion Week 2007.

Iris has worked on the fashion shows of Alexander McQueen and Viktor & Rolf in Paris. Iris Vanherpen


NOTCOT is a growing network of design sites that present innovative design work, the latest in international trends, and is a great show case for all things well designed.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Pringle of Scotland and artist David Shrigley

Pringle of Scotland has commissioned artist David Shrigley to create a humorous short animated film about life behind-the-scenes at Pringle to celebrate the brands return to Milan Fashion Week.

Lacoste shirt by Li Xiaofeng

li xiaofeng is beijing artist who creates clothing piece made from traditional chinese ceramics.

For the latest reimagining of Lacoste's iconic polo shirt, the company turned to Xiaofeng, The online version of Wallpaper magazine has a video of the artist who takes us through the painstaking process of firing new porcelain, painting them and then further adorning them with classical Chinese motifs, as well as the Lacoste croc logo. In all 317 pieces were used to make his on polo, which took him three months to make.

Friday, 15 October 2010

David Shrigley

Artist David Shrigley, based in Glasgow, is probably best known for his drawings and cartoons, which have been highly influential, particularly on illustration. He's also done music videos for Blur and Bonnie "Prince" Billy, and been involved in a wide range of other art projects. There's lots of examples of his work on his website, including this which has made me smile for 14 years.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Angel Chang

Angel Chang is a New York-based designer who works with print and fashion. She has explored the possibilities of smart fabrics and garments, including clothes with built in electronics (that mp3 players dock to, for example - the garment shown has speakers in the hood) and recent print developments such as thermochromatic dyes.

Florence Manlik

Florence Manlik is a French graphic artist and illustrator who works in a highly detailed linear style, combining abstract and figurative elements. Her work features regularly in surveys of contemporary design and she has worked for a wide range of fashion related clients including Robert Normand, Selfridges, Cacharel, Fenchurch and Hermes.