Friday, March 3, 2017

The 'Statement Sleeve' with Saint Laurent.

Now is a great time in fashion history to be a sleeve. The only question being, what took us so long? The possibilities seem endless as Saint Laurent took full advantage of black to highlight some super sleeve silhouettes for the recent Paris collection. More of the SL Fall 2017 collection here.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Gill Button Fashion Illustrations.


Rich in depth and lush in colour, these Fashion Illustrations by Gill Button, have been executed with oils. Among other clients Button has illustrated for Prada, Dior, Westwood and is a major client of Gucci and Dries Van Noten. More works, including ink, on her website. 




Sunday, February 26, 2017

Florence Foster Jenkins — Hugh Grant Dance Scene.


I know not everyone loves Hugh Grant. Maybe his foppishly romantic roles from the 90s and their tendency to grate? Still, he completely won me over as Will Freeman in About a Boy, the 2002 film adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel. I actually don't see how anyone can dislike that movie. Toni Collette's agonisingly comic portrayal of Fiona - the suicidally depressed vegan — is a modern classic and if you only get that much out of the film it is worth your time.
I digress though — here Hugh Grant is in Florence Foster Jenkins and one of the best movie dance sequences I've seen in a while. I have no idea what this kind of dance is called apart from Swing,  or what goes on about 60 seconds in, but it looks awesome. Gorgeous jazz age set design too.




Monday, February 20, 2017

Edda Gimnes.






Edda Gimnes — a Norwegian designer whose fashion drawings literally become the garment in a nice subversion of process. She scans the drawing, blows it up and prints onto canvas. In particular I am loving the shoes.