All images above from Tom's studio
2nd set of images from Fashion East presentation
To tie up the end of my reporting from LCM - here is Tom Ryling's show, presented as part of Fashion East Installations. This exhibition format and event was the perfect place for Tom to show his collage backdrop and conceptual collection, as he comes from a fine art background. He used the space as a work of art in itself to contextualise the unusual mix of innovative textiles, old denim and heritage fabrics. He created something truly personal, taking patterns and pieces from his own adolescent wardrobe and immersed the viewer into his world. Stylist Kim Howells contributed to conjuring up this concoction with casting the vision and editing the mix of layers of hand-painted, hessian and plastic garments.
Whilst Tom was busy pinning and sewing in his own studio, he was also cutting and pasting posts over on LOVE's blog as he is now the online editor of the magazine at the helm of content which is currently on a guest takeover term............ check it out here.
See Tom's AW12 show here.
(Images above are divided into snaps from his studio including the Fashion East invite / ticket that he art-worked, and then shots of the final presentation installation)