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…”
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!):
Ancient craft techniques can turn amazingly trendy.
Aude Tahon a Paris based fashion and textile designer with a strong passion for knots, crochet and handcrafts shows how traditional Korean Maedup – kind of knotting skill – can be part of contemporary style.
Accessories, jewels, and body adornments take shape in her hands playing with the light and shadows of patterns and empty spaces.
Timeless textile architecture with an unquestioned romantic touch.
Photo Credits: Hortense Vinet
Can a dress help be more assertive, or speak louder while walking in the street? …Sure!
Patterns and clothes can be indeed a powerful channel of communication, and that’s what French artist, now Berlin based, Cécile Belmont http://www.cecilebelmont.com/ does with her wearable installations, just a section of her own research centred on embroideries, cut-paper works and urban site-specific interventions.
“By using simple means and techniques, her work asserts itself as a space where the fragile intensity of the human – with its emotions, desires, relationship with the others and with reality – is put back into the center of thought”
Photo Credits: *Jasmina Bosnjack*Anne-Claire Budin*Beate Frommelt*Hervé Humbert*Keiko Kimoto*Miguel Mitlag*Sara V.*
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