For those who missed FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2012 – the international and interdisciplinary fashion platform for young talents – just scroll down this post for a selection of images spotted over June 8-10 , when the Dutch city of Maastricht turned into one of the most fashionable districts in Europe.
Celebrating the 4th edition, FASHIONCLASH foundation reconfirmed the original purpose:
(…) to create a ‘clash’ with ‘fashion’ as a starting point. By organising fashion projects FASHIONCLASH aims to create a platform where ‘young’ designers/artists can present their work to a diverse international audience. FASHIONCLASH shows fashion in the widest sense of the word. A broad range of disciplines that link to fashion, like photography, fine arts, illustration, video, textile and product design are invited to take part in the projects.
Photo Credits: PETER STIGTER
Feel the creative vibes of FAFHIONCLASH 2012 also watching the video below:
Video Credits: PETER STIGTER Team
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!):
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*
Imagine an architect who loves creating colorful knitted, fiber and silver structures easily turning into wearable artworks to light up fashionable outfits…
This is Martacarmela Sotelo, a Mexican design-artist who – after studying architecture at Iberoamericana University in México and graduating with an MA at Central Saint Martins Collage of Art and Design in London – launched her collections of Knitted Gems – tricot style pearls – and Portable Lines, a series of textile jewellery made up with old t-shirts’s scraps then wrapped and ready to be worn again, but in a different form.
Her last line Geometries explores the potential of geometrical shapes (..) The pieces are made of silver, blackened silver and/or gold guilded rex, as well as inox steel wire with nylon (…) hanging from cotton hand torched thread.
Enjoy a selection of her Knitted Gems in the slideshow below, and for the Spanish speaking followers Today there’s also a video:
Misha Milovanovich, better known as Misha World , is a contemporary London based artist, who graduated from St Martins School of Art in the early nineties. She works with painting, sculpture and video, taking inspiration from the spheres of art, music, fashion, and travel – from Allen Ginsberg’s poetry to Jazz, 60s prints and Pop culture –
Her latest project is a collection of limited edition silk scarves realised in Italian silk twill. Each scarf is a true artwork and the 10 unique designs come in editions of 200. They will be launched as from March 15th at Other Criteria – the publishing company started in 2005 by artist Damien Hirst and directed by Hugh Allan, with creative director Jason Beard – that since 2008 has gradually evolved into a shop in New Bond and Hinde St. in London to display (and produce) limited editions of wearables, books, photos and prints, collaborating closely with established and emerging artists.
Enjoy a selection of the silk scarves in the slideshow below:
A rose is a rose…
…Yes, “Rosa”: What else to express the inner beauty of a women’s fashion design brand started in Europe? And “Clandestino” just to remind my Latin American roots, says Silvia Argüello, the designer and the founder of Rosa Clandestino.
Retro inspired handmade dresses and accessories, though revisited according to most fashionable trends, with a keen eye on precious details, borders and fabrics all blooming in a true cross- cultural and almost timeless style.
Look at the slideshow below to find out more about Rosa Clandestino‘s Cuba Libre SS2012 Collection, and get ready to enter an eclectic, neo-romantic and evocative world.
…But what if Rosa Clandestino‘s Collections mix with Contemporary Art?
Imagine trench coats unveling silk-printed facings signed by new generation Contemporary Artists… Well, it’s already real. Craig Kucia and Alessandra Baldoni – also signing the new lookbook – are two of the names already editing the hidden side of Rosa Clandestino‘s wearable art lines.
Just stay tuned: we’ll show you more shortly!
Photo credits: Alessandra Baldoni