I recently handed in a project in my fashion design class. This wasn’t my best moment, you see. I can’t draw faces. Yep. In school during art class, I always said that my work was ‘abstract’ when explaining the fact that my drawings had no eyes, no nose and no mouth. I never really practiced because drawing wasn’t all that important to me. However, now, drawing and a steady hand are more important than ever when presenting work.
So, this weekend I searched through all the fashion illustrations that I loved so that I could get some ideas and thought I’d share with you…
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First of all, I’d like to dispose a persistent rumour of once and for all: the sauna was certainly not a Finnish invention. After last Saturday I believe devoutly that it has a Norwegian origin called “Kakkmaddafakka”. This was literally one of the hottest gigs I’ve ever been to.
The lovely Norwegian girls “Razika” supported Kakkmaddafakka with Ska influenced Indie Pop/Rock and proved again that the world needs more girl-bands. Check out their myspace site and bookmark it.
Kakkmaddafakka did what I expected them to do: make the audience go crazy. It’s hardly possible to escape with their Rock/Pop/Funk/Disco music mix. They played a lot of songs from their recent album “Hest“, including “Restless”, “Self-Esteem” and “Gangsta”. The three piece backing vocal choir, dressed like triplets deserves a special mention here. The John Travolta workout choreographies were brilliant, especially for the song “Heidelberg”. Kakkmaddafakka are known for their rousing live shows by now. And rightly so.
Last weekend started off on the right foot, because I had my tickets for the perfect musical weekend foray. Düsseldorf, Albuquerque, Jönköping and Gothenburg. And again I had to realize that expectations are a funny thing. They rarely come up with what you expect them to.
First of all, I went to see Hauschka for the first time ever. I totally devoured Volker Bertelmann aka Hauschka‘s last album “Foreign Landscapes” and was really curious about his prepared piano show. There is just one word for this guy and his music: ace. He was using tape, little tambourine metal jingles, marbles and some other weird stuff I couldn’t identify, to put it on the piano strings. The sounds he created were savvy and magical, I haven’t seen anything like this before. Although he was “just” playing his instrument, watching him add and remove things to change the sound of the piano, felt like watching a scientist inventing something. His idea of making electronic music without using any electronic devices works quite perfect.
80% off just sounds too good to be true!! Actually it’s not, so make sure you head down to Cleo’s boutique!!
We got a little piece sent through by Vice Style last week about young Colmbianos, their hair and clothing, which if I’m honest – caught me by surprise!
Every Sunday afternoon, after dancing all weekend at bars and clubs around town, a bunch of Mexican Colombianos gather outside the 7-Eleven at the bottom of the Latino Tower in downtown Monterrey. They hang there because their favorite radio station, XEH 1420 AM, is located on the 20th floor of the building above the store. They use a pay phone to call the station all afternoon to request songs and shout-outs to their friends and girlfriends. While other northern Mexican music genres like narcocorridos are blatant anthems for local drug dealers and their violent exploits, the songs Colombianos listen to are about love, peace, and friendship.
It has definitely been far too long since I posted an update on how I’m getting on at ESMOD. Things have been going really good actually and after some much needed sleep and the completion of a pattern-making project, I can let you guys know what I’m working on right now.
For the past week, I have been working on a project for my design class where I have to create a collection comprising of around 35 products for SS11. We had to choose an inspirational designer and choose a theme and base our collection on the chosen theme keeping the spirit of the designer in mind. Seeing as I’m presenting at the end of next week, I will divulge more information around then – ahhh waiting is half the fun! But I can tell you that the chosen designer is someone that I have written about on here more than 3 times – the theme might be obvious to some based on these sketches…
Graduating in 2008, Andy Lifschutz‘s exploration into metalwork started off in Brooklyn with Kristin Hanson. However it was when he studied at the Sterling Quest School of Jewelry Design and Creation (San Miguel De Allende, Mexico) where he really took his exploration into metallurgy to the next level.
Since his graduation in 2008, Andy continues to discover new ways to combine his artisan style with raw elements with materials including reclaimed metals, wood, bone and stone, creating a balance between old and new…
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I recently came across emerging designer, Flik Hall and instantaneously fell in love with her designs. Her SS11 Collection instantly caught my eye, and seeing as we’re almost coming into summer now – take a look at her SS11 collection titled Mannequin Parade.
After days of Fashion Week related posts, something lighter to kick start your week (if you had Monday off). Enjoy!
Wauh, it’s taken a while to get them all up but we’ve now shown you all the catwalks we’ve been able to squeeze in and get some photos! A bit thank you to Evelyn Kutschera again as she’s been a star snapping away each and every one! Click on the image to see the full gallery.