Monthly Archives: October 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN Y’ALL

Whilst you gals and ghouls are partying, I’ll be at work. Enjoy!


Jennifer Loiselle headband, DIY skeleton t-shirt inspired by Rodarte:

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Triangles Triangles, Why Do I Love Thee So?

Its seems everyone and their pet fish is into triangles right now. At least, they were, I think the current design trend may have moved onto symmetry or something  now… I’m not quite hipster enough to keep up.

But the triangle!! Ohhh the triangle. I wish I knew why I love them, they just make any picture better.

Observe:

Josh Slater

His work is literally blowin’ my mind, in fact I’m a little hesitant to post this as my love for his work is bordering on insane jealousy right now. Very inspirational to say the least.

 

EDIT: I’ve just found Josh Slater’s artwork on t-shirts! My favourite! Go to Blood is the New Black (where else?!)

The Never Ending Project

Or at least that’s what it feels like. A couple of almost there but still not finished designs for a record sleeve featuring her Royal Highness Queen Michelle.

I tried to convey a bit of  each bloggers personality in the images I produce of them, of course I don’t know them personally, so it’s more like the part of them they choose to convey on their blogs. I think this makes it even more interesting, because just like famous musicians, we only really know what the media tell us, whether that may be true or false.

 

Queen Michelle of Kingdom of Style.

Inspiration Monday

A few images that I’ve collected for a current project I’m working on.

Most of them have been sat on my hard drive for a while and I’ve forgotten where some of them have come from, sorry!

Martin Cole

Tadanori Yokoo
UnkownFred Butler

 

The Illustrated Outfit Post, Part Two

Of Creepers and Kimonos, part two.

This stylish lady here is Kelly Framel of The Glamourai.

Now, she knows how to work a kimono, she’s been showing us how on her blog for a couple of years now, and perhaps more interestingly, she also makes a pretty amazing one or two as well.

The kimono, like creepers, is another example of an item of clothing being given a fresh meaning, and the Glamourai illustrates this perfectly with her reworked and refreshed kimono designs.

Obviously the kimono is steeped in history and tradition  in a way that creepers will never be, but it’s great to see a wearable, wonderfully designed adaptation of this beautiful garment.

Of Creepers and Kimonos, part one

Creepers have been doing the rounds on the blogosphere for quite some time, so I’m a little late in the game, posting this now.

BAPE creepers; £200

£190

Am I missing something here?!

Don’t get me wrong, I think these creepers are awesome, and I’m more than partial to a nice creeper myself. I’ve got quite a few pairs, most of which I’ve had since my early teens.

I love that these shoes, with their associations of punk and anti-fashion sentiment have found their way into mainstream fashion; is that a contradictory thing to say?! Possibly.

What I mean is I think the way fashion re apropriates meaning and subverses the contexts of particular items is fantastic. It keeps things fresh and exciting. And although to some extent I may always be a punk at heart, as I was when I originally wore these shoes, I don’t think high fashion detracts anything from the original meanings associated with them.

That said, and again I’m being contradictory here, I am amazed at the price tag attached to these (pretty amazing) BAPE creepers. I  guess that’s the one thing I don’t like about fashion subverting subculture, companies hike the prices when there’s something ‘underground’ to cash in on.

One of the great things about commercial culture and mainstream fashion is that it’s available to all. Which I think is a very punk concept! It makes cool stuff easier to find, and cheaper to buy. Then I see something like these BAPE creepers and I have to wonder…

Are they missing something?

Oh yeah, if you want to see someone doing it right, there is no other lady like MsFitz.