A prospective collection for Issey Miyakes brand Pleats Please. The Idea of Pleats Please is fun and exciting but in reality the garments have begun, in recent years to lack humour. I wanted to make Pleats Please sexy as well as practical, offering a new collection demonstrating new shapes in proportion using pleats and size while maintaining the Pleats Please philosophy of creativity and play.
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Rossini's Thieving Magpie is a repetative and cheeky overture that tells a playful and dramatic story based on true events in which a young woman is accused of theft and is sentenced to death only to have the real thief, a magpie, revealed at the last minute, just in time. You can really hear the music sticking its tongue out at you and winking. Motifs are often described as whistling in the dark and the way the sequence of the melody works is much the same as the way the mind ponders over funny events or comic situations, meandering backwards and forwards in a somewhat manic fashion. My collection, Magpie is reminiscent of this.
Magpie is a trend based on the collection of sacred nostalgic things and the protection of them. Nostalgia is mixed feelings of happiness, sadness and longing when recalling a person, place or event from the past or the past in general. Hence the layering of garments, patching and patchwork. The idea of protection here comes as a sort of personal fabric external hard drive for the mind, presenting itself in the form of 'Memory Foam'
Visco-Elastic Memory foam is normally aimed at the medical market and is often used in hi-tech mattress'. Many companies describe their foam as having the feel of natural life, If you were to wear this life like material it would be like wearing your memory, protecting it as well as yourself. A protection of the body in order to protect the mind.
Monday, 29 March 2010
This shoot is based on past events and family history that ultimately mould who i am. I drew inspiration from photographs of my dads band in the 70's as well as childhood pictures of myself and my brothers and sisters. The den in the woods was built by my friend Joshua Edwin Sweet, photographer extrodinaire, and is pretty special. He drew us a map of how to get there, it was the best adventure ever!