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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Typography by Faith Robinson

After having been complemented on my hand writing my whole life, I thought I'd put it to use this Christmas to produce some framed, mounted typography graphics, which are now available to purchase.

There is currently a small collection of limited edition A4 prints available - either as the print alone or framed and mounted. I am also available for freelance/commission based projects, including personalised quotations. Hit me up!

Pre-Fall '15: Calvin Klein Collection

Obsessed with this look. Boxy, stiff, future-thinking leather. Lots of lines - 'futuristic' - but with a contemporary edge. It's kind of what Shania Twain would have worn in that video if she was born 20 years later. Don't even get me started on the pants.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Youth Code

In the last few seasons, fashion's tribes have become more and more succinct - and what Marques’Almeida presents in this context has continued to capture my imagination and my respect. They're confident, relaxed and striking; they push the normal paradigms of what it is to be feminine, and they're a little bit weird. Its a very clean grunge that loves line and texture, which plays that tomboy silhouette whilst managing to maintain an incredibly sexy edge. Model Malaika Firth plays this role beautifully for i-D, styled by Sarr-Jamois alongside a brilliant article about Marques’Almeida's effect on the fashion industry. I think what does it for me is how the Portugese pair of designers behind the brand manage to find the right (and very subtle) balance between funny serious. And being the right part of that balance seems like a wonderful sartorial goal for someone like me.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Is it spring yet?

Short days and long nights have already got me dreaming of spring 2015 - despite having this week packed away all of my summer clothes for good. Its a sorry state, however, I've got Rosetta Getty to thank for spurring on these uncompromising ideas about long, light dressing. Elegant, tonal, and beautifully tailored, these images from the stunning S/S15 lookbook have been on my mind for days. Like the images in my previous post, the dynamic perspective of these photographs really highlight a modern, clean and decided style that I can't quite put my finger on. It's a kind of aware, empowered woman, whose dreamy ideas for dressing are trapped in the rush of a post-modern life. Wherever the Rosetta Getty lady is off to, I wanna go too.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Same Wool Different Day

Kim Peers by Charlie Engman, styled by Vanessa Reid - Pop Magazine A/W 2014.
Dope dynamic shots and super cool onesie outfits.


3DPS Paris 2014

I just got back from France where I curated the content for our Paris edition of 3D Printshow. Situated in the venue space within the Louvre, the collection of art and fashion pieces was very varied but looked really beautiful in the marble and stonework hall.

In all honesty, curating 3D printed work is incredibly difficult because there's not that much of it. Rather than picking work for the concepts or ideas they explore, we pick work based on it being of a high enough standard to exhibit. That being said, developing and creating the journey for our guests through the exhibition was particularly challenging for this event; the variation of production means was limited and the aesthetics of all of the involved pieces tended to clash.

Having said this, I was very pleased with the display and lighting choices that were eventually decided for the gallery. What made this exhibition especially hard was that I was very much sight-reading in that I was not given a confirmed floor space within the show before getting to the venue itself. Rather than curing the show in the lead up to the event, I had to work with what I had (including display furniture) onsite - and with this in mind, I'm really happy with what I created.

I also interviewed a lot of our creative contributors for the 3D Printshow youtube channel, and I'll post them in the coming weeks once they're edited up. Running interviews is mentally exhausting, but I found it a really rewarding way to spend time during the running of this event. These interviews, on top of managing both speaker rooms and all contributors throughout the show, proved to be pretty tiring, but everything went well.

I'm now curating a high-level medical summit that 3DPS are producing next month. Getting my head around the international biotech and medical scene is fascinating, and I'm currently putting together the timetable, agenda, and speaker list. Wish me luck!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Hard Copy

Following on from my previous post, I wanted to focus on one of the most exciting designers I worked with whilst curating some of the 3D printed content in the fashion + arts gallery at 3DPS London '14. Israeli fashion designer Noa Raviv worked closely with Stratasys - our event sponsor and arguably one of the most powerful 3D printing companies in the world - to create some really beautiful, avant-garde haute couture pieces, which I was lucky enough to handle and exhibit.

The collection, entitled 'Hard Copy' explores the idea of unique and replicated pieces. This is a common challenge that artists and designers face when working with a technology that allows for (and is very often developed for) replication purposes - however, the 3D printed elements working within the following looks subtly develop the designers investigation beautifully. The 3D pieces look CGI'd - which strangely reminds me of Celine A/W13.

I'm currently working on a written piece about Noa for our digital magazine, which I will link to on my blog later this month. In the meantime, here are some images of her amazing work.