Footwear DesignArt : *Tracey Neuls*

Design lovers may have heard of Eileen Gray… She was an Irish  architect and furniture designer, who was also a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture… No doubt if new-wave designers have been broadly inspired by her approach and style, but there’s one in particular who’s been even compared to her. It’s Tracey Neuls  who – after graduating from Cordwainers College in London- has built a reputation for innovative yet idiosyncratic shoe making. With a string of awards under her belt (including New Generation, Design Week Benchmark, and Royal Society of Arts).

After launching her West London Marylebone first shop, she embarked on a second space Eastside. Just for the new opening she teamed up with London Illustration Collective LE GUN, largely known for their thought provocative graphic works.  The whole space turned into a narrative site-specific installation curated by LE GUN.  Read this to better enter Tracey Neuls + LE GUN world, and look at the slideshow below to get an overview on such a fashionable designart shoes collection:

“Its of the trout tickling, dada loving, jazz pirate George Melly at a parade inspired by James Ensor’s painting ‘Entry of Christ’ into Brussels. The LE GUN version is: The entry of Marvin Gaye into Brussels… Marvin Gaye is riding into town on a donkey. He spent a lot of time in Belgium trying to get off crack. We have done a series of drawings based around the contents of a suitcase we found in the basement of a masonic cobblers in Hackney, which we believe belonged to the late George Melly. The drawing reflects our affection for the often overlooked cultural suburb of Belgium. We like the idea of a young Belgian surrealist wearing our Tracey Neuls shoes while becoming slowly intoxicated at A La Mort Subite…”

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Wearable Art : *Delphine Perrot*

A multitasking creative design-artist with an international background in art direction & graphic arts, who recently launched her own line of Fashion Illustration. This (and much more) is Delphine Perrot, a London based French artist who’s been able in the years to feed her graphic universe with her passion for typography and poetry.

Quite a challenging research, also supported by extensive worldwide traveling and the creation of beautiful, intricate sketchbooks capturing the memories, encounters, and inspirations of her journeys… layered with whimsical drawings, mementos, and plant cuttings, creating an intimate visual narrative of her adventures…

All the sketchbooks, created in her year-long tour around the world, started on Feb. 2011 with a one-way tickect to Polynesia, will be on show during her upcoming London exhibition at Notting Hill Arts Club 

June 13th – July 30th   21, Notting Hill Gate  W11 3JQ  London

…But let’s unveil first part of her  Fashion Illustration works, inspired by floral patterns, old divas and movie icons. Her designs perfectly match DOY‘s way, just reminding that: every Day Of the Year you can put some Design On You (yes, absolutely, phone + laptop skins included!):

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Fiber Art : *Silvia Beccaria*

Silvia Beccaria is not new on DOY, but it’s always a great pleasure to show her amazing history-charming works.  She’s indeed one of the few contemporary fiber artists really to watch, who’s been able to enrich an old tradition using unconventional materials and innovative designs.

She realizes sculptural wearables, jewels and sometimes even arras, but her core collection is definitely represented by Ruffs.  Yes, Ruffs or Spanish Collars, if you prefer, all accurately designed according to XVI/XVII centuries standards, and now turned fashionable again thanks to her talent.

After graduating from Turin University – Italy – with a degree in Philosophy, she moved on with a Master in Art Therapy, then interning at Martha Nieuwenhuijs‘s studio she started her Fiber Art research. She now creates rubber, textile, plastic or metal Ruffs, often showing her works through art galleries and institutions internationally. In about 20 years’s activity, she’s been broadly acclaimed as one of the few professional living Fiber artists for her unique style and research.

Find out more about her last works in the slideshow below:

Credits: Fashion Photographer *Alessia Micheletti *   Make up artist: *Francesca Maffi*
for the still-life pics: *Mariano Dallago*

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Fashion Design : *LU FLUX*

This is a story of Fashion & Playfulness, based on pure British eccentricity mixed up with contemporary design and traditional techniques… Sounds interesting?

…Once upon a time on the Isle of Wight lived a girl who wanted to design ethic, colorful and timeless clothes, so she moved up to Edinburgh to study Fashion at the Edinburgh College of Art, winning the Ocean Terminal Scottish Fashion Graduate Award with her final collection.  Then she went on to work as a design assistant to Bernhard Willhelm in Paris, before starting her own label in the UK .

Now she’s getting more and more popular as LU FLUX, living and working in London – where she sources all her materials – though now expanding further internationally.

What makes her style so special?  Here’s the answer: Her designs can be seen in the complex pleating, knitting and antiquated patchworking. These techniques are honoured and employed to produce luxurious garments that celebrate the romance of the rare ‘one-off’.

Let’s give a look to A-LU-HA her SS 2012 collection, unveiled in the slideshow and video below:

Credits: *Models Georgie & Joey Carr* Photographer Damian Ucieda Cortes* Assisted by Emma Crichton & Neil O’Driscoll * Make Up Sonia Bhogal* Assisted by Mao Kamiji* Hair Mitsu Enokida* Assisted by Misaki Nakamura* Stylist Cesca Dvorak* Assistance Amy Wright, Chloe Forestier-Walker, Katie Earley, Lucy Strawson, Ramona Kohldorfer & Stacey Bevan*

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SS12 A-Lu-Ha directed by Neil O’Driscoll

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Fashion Design: *Marly van Lipzig*

Today DOY tells you about a DIY project created by Dutch designer Mary van Lipzig – a graduate from Design Academy of Eindhoven – who decided to launch her pattern-based line fusing prints and fashion.

My interest in prints started growing when I designed a print for the collection of Hussein Chalayan, while interning there for 8 months. Another work experience at the print and textile development department of Jonathan Saunders confirmed that this was my field of specialization, says Marly.

Being fashinated by turning 2D prints into 3D shapes,  she found a way to design a 3D print where the pattern is part of the print and the print is part of the pattern, just in order to become one.

Sounds interesting, but let’s find out more….

Each print is built up by photographs and has a blue print (patterns) for two, sometimes three different garments to choose from. A personal favorite can be picked to cut out and wear… But how?

The graphics on the flat piece of fabric, guide you. By following the cutting lines, (highlighted by different colors), the chosen garment can be cut out, then only a few points need to be connected (by buttons – attached by hand) and the garment is ready to wear.

 The “Do-It-Yourself-kit” comes with the packaging, the printed fabric, a scissor, a needle &threat and a few buttons. It’s up to you which line to choose, and then cut,  fold and  wear! Ready to go for it?

Mary van Lipzig‘s collection will be on show during Fashionclash 2012 next June

Photo Credits: Photography: *Bas van den Boom* Hair and Make-up: *Lisette van Lipzig* Model: *Yvette Serton @ cachetmodels*

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DesignArt : *Carnovsky*

Intrigued by the acronym “RGB”? …Literally stands for “red-green-blue”

It’s an  additive color model technique based on the overlapping of 3 different primary colors images, then generating a new resulting print composed by 3 layers easily unveiled through a filter.

Two design-artists, Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintavilla, who live and work in Milan – Italy – better known as Carnovsky, after launching their RGB wallpapers, are now going fashion with 3 series of  limited edition silk-printed and handmade finished RGB scarves – available in 99 copies + 3 artist proofs –

Enjoy part of the 3 series – Scarf Rosone, Scarf Jungla and Scarf Bestiario – in the selection below:

Photo Credits: *Marco Menghi*

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Fashion Design: *Elena Salmistraro*

Paper & Felt.

Just 2 basic words to access Elena Salmistraro‘s  fashion world – a graduate from Politecnico di Milano Italian designer – who shapes evocative and romantic wearables by embroidering felt and turning waste paper into chewed paper/papier-mâché works.

One-off  hand-crafted pieces close to fashion art and likely to add a dreamy touch to special occasions outfits.

Enjoy the selection below:

Photo/Styling Credits: Barbara Franzò_Photographer*Erika Cigolini_Stylist*Silvia Mendolia_Stylist*Ginevra Daniele_Make-up artist*Kristina Gunther_Model by Beatrice International Models Agency Milan*

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