An exhibition of MUST -SEE photographs has opened at the Vibe Bar on Brick Lane. Paul Hartnett has documented the facinating "looks" of subculture over the last 20 years. There are portraits of Leigh Bowery and the Taboo regulars which I have never seen before so it was a real treat! It seems a timely retrospective as London is regenerating a similar genre after a baron period during the regrettable dull 90's. At the private view The-O and Chycca gave a performance which left a magic mess/installation of flour and glitter which you can see here..................
Friday, 15 February 2008
Thursday, 14 February 2008
Here is JJ Hudson, the designer behind NHS formerly known as NOKI. My friend Kim Howells styled his show this season and asked me to make a logo to have at the end of this massive Truman Brewery runway. We also made some fortune tellers out of ES posters to put with the goody bags. I have included a picture to show the amazing gravity defying hair by Peter Gray which reminded me of Narwhal whales (thanks to Malcom Pate for the picture!).
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
I love the new London Fashion Week daily that started last season "The Daily Rubbish". So I was pleasantly surprised to discover myself in it yesterdays edition...............however, not quite so pleased that I seem to have been carefully obscured with this post-it credit.........thanks Rubbish!
Monday, 11 February 2008
I quickly ran down to the tents for Eley Kishimoto's "Bonnie Bunny" show today. It was a relief to see the colour palette of this show, as it has affirmed that I am on the right track with my accessories. I loved the prints that they are famous for and also some notable nifty knits........one cardigan had a pair of adorable Ostrich's on the front. The styling was strong with a 60's edge.........every girl had a fiercely blunt cut fringe..........which I thought was incredible casting until I realised they were clipped on! The musical selction was a joy including the hits in this post's title and ending with my favourite theme tune ........1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12............the pin ball animation track from Sesame Street.
Sunday, 10 February 2008
I started London fashion week with Modernist as my first show as a voyeur. Intilted "Voodoo", the inspiration came from The Wicker Man and Twin Peaks. The collection focused attention on experimentation with manipulating the sleeve. Of course my interest was absorbed by the "Make-do-and-mend" collage neckpieces comprised of silk ribbon ruched circles, perspex and cashmere pom poms. The show was styled by Mary Fellowes and the Makeup created by Georgina Graham............who you can read an interview on in the complimentary magazine of this week "Fashion Journal".
I LOVE Benjamin Cho's new collection with the hand finished craft detailing.......very up my street.........so much infact that there is something very familiar ..............here is the giraffe outfit that Andy Hillman and I created for the Headman music video directed by Simon Owens in 2005...............and the other image is the great portrait that my friend Annie Collinge uses on her business card from a shoot for Tank Magazine............great minds think alike.........or should I say great Animal Heads think alike?.................
Photographer Solve Sundsbo's first solo exhibition in the UK has just opened at Spring Projects in Kentish Town. There are 12 of his hyper-real, high gloss and literally colour "Saturated" portraits. 2 iconic pictures of Karen Elson which highlight her modern unusual beauty, reminiscent of a classic Vermeer subject. There is also an understated but carefully plotted pose of Gareth Pugh and a gorgeous veiled image of my favourite model Georgia Frost. Despite wanting there to be more to see, it is quite a good opportunity to have a nose at the refurbishments at Spring!