Monday, 5 October 2009

Monday 5th October: Walker vs. Jensen vs. Hillman vs. DSM

To start writing this I wanted to use the collective noun for penguins and discovered there are quite a few!: 

Although my favourite is a "huddle", I'm going to go with "parcel" for this post as its most fitting to the context.  Hillman studio have put a production line into place, to pump out penguins for their latest Dover Street Market installation to tie in with long time collaborators, both Tim Walker and P-P-P-P-P-P-P-P-P-Peter Jensen.   A sure fire winning combination of quirk and cool...............literally cool with its Artic Explorer theme.  The multicolour crate composition came about from discussions of making this new collection launch appear like a fish market - ie. fresh in / just arrived.  As I sit here, more birds are being born to add to the "parcel" already in place.  Its been such a success that CDG HQ have requested extra web-footed friends to fill the a third delivery is winging its way tomorrow.
So what is the catch that's been commissioned by Comme?  ...........two prints lifted from Walker's sketchbooks (dots and ladybirds) interpreted by Jensen in silk draped dresses and skirts.  Although mostly womenswear there is also a Moon print T-Shirt for the lads and even a pair of hairy pants for any fawn wishing to top up their witchy wardrobe.  I have also heard that there is a beaded collar/yoke in complimentary colours which i want to trek into town to discover...........

Images courtesy of DSM and my own studio snaps of the latex feet being made.........

(apologies for blazon over-use of a puns, purely for Spadgermatazz sick delight)

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