Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Preserving a Genius

So I thought I would take some time out to discus the AMAZING Savage Beauty exhibit in the Metropolitan Museum NYC , for those of you fashionistas living under a stylish rock- this is the exhibit to end all fashion exhibits showcasing the rise and rise of Lee Alexander McQueen. Including approx 100 of his most exquisit creations along with some of the most famous catwalk videos, so if you have a rainy day fund tucked away THIS will be the 'rainy day' you have been waiting for.

Now for those among us (like myself) who cant afford to nip off to Newyork i thought i would bring a little of the 'Savage Beauty' to you, here are some of my favorites.

Ostrich feather dress for the s/s '01 'VOSS' collection

The famous robotic spray art dress worn by Shalom Harlow for the 'No.13' collection
for the video scroll down to the bottom of the page- its a treat!

American football ensemble for the s/s '05 'Its only a game' collection

Carousel inspired dress from the s/s '05 collection 'Its only a game'

Eerie dress from '08 a/w collection 'The girl who lived in the tree'

Beautiful Baroque ensemble from the '08 a/w collection 'The girl who lived in the tree'

The exhibit was launched on May 4th and is there in all its finery until august 7th 2011, the exhibit is organised by the Costume institute and over seen by Curator Andrew Bolton, when speaking about the title he said ''the title “Savage Beauty” very much epitomizes the contrasting opposites in McQueen’s work.'

the 'Jellyfish' ensemble for the s/s '10 'Plato's Atlantis' collection

black feather ensemble from the 'Horn of plenty' collection a/w '09

my favorite ever collection 'Angels and Demons' which was McQueens last ever collection left to Sarah Burton to present

If this hasn't satisfied your McQueen thirst then heres a link to the 'Savage Beauty' official Blog check it out-

by for now T.x

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Furry Friends

I just recently stumbled accross this fantastic OA (origin assured) fur designer-
Eliana Dimitrakopoulou- i am yet to attempt to pronounce it but mark my words this girls going to be big, her use of colour and texture is so beautiful, the sheer vibrancy and inspirational silhouettes are so bold and imaginative and oh my do they photograph exquisitely.
I would be content for the year if i managed to track down these babies for a photo shoot, but with her fame and career on the rise its not looking likely ;)

Eliana's winning piece

Here is Eliana with her winning piece in the 2010 REMIX international design competition in Milan.

Eliana has now came second twice in the REMIX international design competition in Milan- representing Greece in 2005 and the UK in 2010. Since then Eliane has achieved her completed MA in Fashion Design Technology at the London College of Fashion, and seems to be going from strength to strength being featured on Zines such as Dazeddigital-(dazed and confused), The Playground magazine and Jodie Harsh has been seen draped in a number of Eliana D masterpieces.

2010 collection- Darwinism

Eliana D is now an Established Fur brand in Greece sponsored by 'Kopenhagen Furs'
check out her latest collection Darwinism on her website