Posts Tagged ‘fashion design’

Militant Guild of Rural Tailors – Young Meagher

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Young Meagher’s “Militant Guild of Rural Tailors” is apparently a fashion line that doubles as a faux-museological collection of objects and textiles purportedly belonging to a revolutionary worldwide underground cult of rural tailors reaching back into early 19th C history. You can lose several hours in this imaginary steampunkish realm. The combination of high-quality men’s tailoring and handmade fantasy props is very big in Japan (not joking), which seems to be MGRT’s largest market.

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DIY Martin Margiela waistcoat

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Martin Margiela is never entirely serious nor entirely flippant, which is part of what makes him an interesting artist. For example his site. This waistcoat how-to was produced by Maison Margiela and is courtesy The Guardian, where you can find many other odd DIY tutorials, like Jade Jagger’s punk bracelet.

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Billykirk shoulder bag

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Why can’t more civilian bags be like this – free of bling, glitz, chacha, weird anatomical looking folds, pointless, slouchy, ruched wrinkledness, and dopey hardware? I don’t understand the bags being churned out by the big couture houses at the moment. So many of the bags I like are either military or close to military, probably because they’re beautiful by virtue of their pure functionality, simplicity and their complete lack of pointless, purely decorative features and general fussiness.

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Joo Youn Paek – Pillow Wig, Self-Sustainable Chair

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

See all Joo Youn Paek’s inventions here. Yes, they’re functional: as art.

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The nomad thing.

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

These “modern nomad” or “urban nomad” styles appeared in Canadian fashion magazine Flare this fall, and Vogue and and others published similar photographs. Since fashion and other areas of design tend to be strangely prescient about historical circumstances – for example, American Depression-era styles were on the runway for nearly a year and a half before the recent stock market crash – does this interest in nomadism mean anything?

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1 of 1 Design Studio – software art meets textiles.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

 

1 of 1 Design Studio is a collaboration between textile designer Cate Reas and generative software artist C.E.B. Reas for their line  The Tissue Collection. The artist generates the patterns using computer algorithms; a digital textile printing technique is then used to apply the patterns to fabric.

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