Sunday, 19 October 2014

Motoi Yamamoto

While he draws his poetic scapes, Yamamoto seems to enter a trance that takes him far into the depths of his consciousness and into a world of peace and tranquility; in fact, while he creates, he appears far removed from reality, no matter how many observers surround him. Each installation is a metaphysical experience, one that hypnotises the viewer, and that puts the world on hold, a restful and peaceful experience where the viewer is completely absorbed in the repetitive ritual of the artist’s hand and awakens only once the final image appears as a whole. 


Sunday, 6 July 2014

The Next Black: A Film About The Future of Clothing

With the objective of anticipating future washing needs and contributing to making the clothing industry more sustainable, The Next Black is a 45-minute documentary that explores the future of clothing, produced by home appliance manufacturer AEG together with production company House of Radon. Some of the most innovative companies express their opinions on clothing and its future whilst answering questions such as: Will the mass consumption of clothing continue to escalate? Or will we return to creating quality and caring about what we wear? Will the future be centered around smart clothing and new technologies? Or will we find innovation within organic and traditional methods?

The progressive people that are answering these questions include Rick Ridgeway, environmentalist, mountaineer and Vice President of Environmental Initiatives at Patagonia one of the most sustainable companies in the fashion industry,Nancy Tilbury, co-founder and director of Studio XO, a company that specializes in the area where fashion meets technology, Matt Hymers, project manager of Team Elite System, one of adidas’ latest inventions (who demonstrates the system of woven sensors in the shirt that send real-time data of the players’ performance), Suzanne Lee, the founder of Biocouture Ltd, which works with materials grown from living organisms and lastly, Sophie Mather, Innovation Director of the Yeh Group which has pioneered a new way to dye clothes using zero water.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Natsai Audrey Chieza

Here's a new approach to pattern-making from Zimbabwe-born London designer Natsai Audrey Chieza one that uses specially cultured herb soil bacteria. Chieza has discovered how some bacteria, when extracted from herbs like sage, bloom into rich, unique colours when they are cultured. 

Applying these to fabrics, a pattern is created that clings to the individual microbes. Chieza is now exploring whether or not it's possible to use bacteria for creating programmable patterns for fashion brands.
Natsai Audrey Chieza

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Christa van der Meer

Christa van der Meer is a Dutch fashion designer and graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Experiencing with different mediums she now works on projects to find ways to connect her portrait drawings to her fashion designs. Her graduation collection she portraits the fact that drawing is essential for designing. The drawings form the base of her fashion collections and is an instrument to create a new perspective both visually and emotionally.
Christa van der Meer 

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Rick Owens Spring 2014 Womenswear

Dance in definitely in the air as another designer, in this case Rick Owens has used performance to present his Spring 2014 Womenswear.

Rick Owens



Swedish carpet manufacturer BOLON has announced the launch of its new Silence collection with a video by Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman. Titled ‘The Contradiction of Silence’, the video tastefully combines the rhythms of BOLON’s carpet looms with the coordinated movements of the dancers, creating a poetic metaphor of ‘woven’ dance and ‘dancing’ machines.

Saturday, 8 February 2014


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