Reflecting on his ambition for the Regent Street store he opened in 1875, Arthur Lasenby Liberty said: `I was determined not to follow existing fashion but to create new ones.’ Mission accomplished – Liberty celebrates its 140th anniversary last year and its oriental inspired and floral prints have remained desirable throughout its history, confounding the rules of the fashion.
The principles of fashion design are not always taught, discussed in crits or consciously employed, but they exist nonetheless. They are an important part of the aesthetic toolkit and are the means by which designers can subtly adjust the focus and effect of designs. Knowing where to find them and change them helps you to view designs objectively. They are usually the key to why a design does or doesn’t work. Deliberately flouting these principles is as valid as using them with care if it gets the message across.
In the 1960s, baby boomers reached their teens, and the era of mass production and mass consumption was in full swing. In 1961, the Soviet Union launched the first manned space flight, and in 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The May Student Uprisings in Paris occurred in 1968, and the first landing on the moon was achieved in 1969. In the midst of such explosive drama, the young generation sought its own distinct mode of expression, and the powerful new American culture was an obvious choice.
Originally from Oliver, B.C., Trish Raine moved to Fredericton, NB, and happily found footing within the local fibre scene. Outside of her work as an occupational therapist, she has immersed herself in her craft, felting in her free time, creating one-of-a-kind wearable felt, as well as art pieces that have been included in various art and fibre shows. She felts year round and sells her wares at winter craft fairs in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as Moncton and Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Tetsuya Uenobe shoes are different. Tetsuya is a Japanese designer who creates shoes as ‘wearable art’. He graduated BTEC Professional Development Certificate in Design (Footwear/ Accessories) at Cordwainers at London College of Fashion in June/ 2001. Before then, he was employed as a Merchandiser for men’s footwear and leather accessories of a mail order company in Japan.
Prior to World War II, American fashion didn’t get much — if any — time in the spotlight. Instead, the world looked to the chic city of Paris for sartorial inspiration. Fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar filled their pages with the aspirational attire of the French, even if the styles weren’t readily available to the average American consumer.
We are all familiar with quilts, and it is very difficult to say something new about them. However, the quilt as an art form might be new for some people. The art quilts designs evolute quickly, sometimes they are very unexpectable in ideas and execution.
Aorta consists of Swedish photographer duo Marco Grizelj and Kristian Kran, their signature work is “semi-documentary fashion photography”.
100 years of East London style, fashion, dance and music in 100 seconds. Sept 13th, 1911 to Sept 13th, 2011. It’s a 100 years countdown to the grand opening of Westfield Stratford City on September 13th, 2011, and celebrates a century of East London fashion, style, dance and music. Jake Lunt with The Viral Factory created this live action short film on East London style, fashion, dance and music.