Thursday, 13 August 2009
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
I went to see Julie Verhoeven speak at the V&A. She was quite shy and admitted that she didn't enjoy speaking in public. Not giving much away about her work it showed that she definately prefers to express herself through her drawings and art work rather than vocally. Which was a little frustating as I would have like to have learnt about what inspires her and generally to have found out more about an artist whose work I find very interesting. She talked through her career and it was intersting to see how her illustrations progressed into fashion designs and finally garments.
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Love her style, not sure if she designs herself or if she sources her clothes from elsewhere. Pretty experimental, has a vibe of Emma Bell and Irregular Choice about it. As they all use real objects, like plastic bananas for example, with very bold colours to create their garments. They also have a slighty kitch feel, especially some of Irregular Choices offerings using whimsical illustrations of unicorns and cupcakes with faces.
Thursday, 6 August 2009
I found this drawing and the one below while moving bedrooms and having a bit of a sort out. Private face show was drawn after a day while temping at Norwich Union (which I always said I would never do but needs must) and Acorn Fingers is an ode to Chris Gee.
Sunday, 2 August 2009
What is this? I love it. Can't remember who this is by but I do love it as I already said. Have got my helmet ready and samples of jersey, which I am gonna hand knit it with, allllllll ready eddy. It will probably go horribly wrong so you will probably never see a picture. Good bye.
I found this while snooping through my parents wardrobe at home in Norfolk. This is a knitted cardigan/jacket my Ma made when she was studting in the 90's. I used to think it was absolutlely rank but I really quite like it now and think she's pretty genius! So much so I would wear it if she would give it to me but she won't, she said it reminds her of time which was fun and happy. The knit is an interpretation of the Norfolk coastline and farm land. The panel at the top which is meant to the coastline reminded me of shapes used within my Schadenfreude project, I would love to get her to knit some panels for me to use in the garments for this project but I butchered her knitting machine last year so I'm guessing the anwer is......NO!