As you know, I love African textiles. Those patterns and amazing colour combinations are right up my street. So when I can across Taibo Bacar I was very excited. Have a look at this Mozambican’s A/W 2013 collection:
All images are from Fashion Junkii.
I first heard about Jess Eaton on the radio, they were talking about her new fashion collaboration made out of dead animals and I immediately knew this would be something I would like. All her animals were either roadkill, used for foodstuffs or died of natural causes. What an awesome use of these beautiful creatures:
All images are from the EatonNott website.
Well well, it certainly has been a long time since my last blog post. It seems that the work life is snowballing (which is AWESOME) and I have had little time to play!
One of the reasons I have been so quiet is because I have been working on a little ‘collaboration’ with a fashion label. In exactly a weeks time, my jewellery is going to hit the runways of Lagos, yes Lagos, for the Arise Magazine Fashion Week 2013, all thanks to the lovely local ladies from LaLesso.
So today I thought I’d give you an idea of what to expect. I’m hoping to get my hands on images from the show itself, so will post those at a later date:
All images are form the LaLesso website.
Sjoe, what a couple of weeks it has been. Finally the Design Indaba Expo is over and I can (kind of) breathe again. I just want to thank everyone who made it there – was so nice to see some friendly faces in the crowds. And I’d also like to say, it was a HUGE success – some good things are a-happening, so watch this space.
So, we all know I have a soft spot for cut out and layered pictures (see my attempts here), but these little pictures done by artist Rodrigo Torres are something a little different. Taking bank notes from around the world, he creates new scenes reminiscent of pop up books:
All images are from Trend Hunter.
So the reason I have been so quiet of late is because I have been gearing up for the 2013 Design Indaba Expo. It opens to the public next week Friday 10am and runs until Sunday 6pm, so quite a long haul for us designers sitting at our stands. Please stop by and say hi, I would love to show you all the new jewellery I have been working on!
I’m attracted to Tina Kalivas’ work because of her use of bright colours, patterns and bold shapes. All very on trend, except that all these below images are from 2010 or before! Trend setter maybe?
All images are from Tina’s website.
Hubert Duprat is a French artist who struck up an unusual relationship to create his art – he collaborates with a group of caddis fly larvae. These aquatic larvae create a sheath to protect themselves while they develop and Duprat supplies their materials out of gold, turquoise, opal and other materials. The result is an intricately woven jewel encrusted casing:
And here’s a video on how they are made:
All images are from Cabinet Magazine and SSAFT.