The Mod scene in Northampton, as with many other provincial towns, was influenced by what was happening in London…..
Image:The ‘Heart Tube Hat’ design from ‘Primitive Streak’ (Photographer: Justine; model: Korinna at Models 1). Unfortunately today is the last… Read More
Image:Black Rose (2011) – Portrait of Louise Brooks Ink, dye & bleaching technique on heavy-weight vintage woven botanical fabric 25th… Read More
It is no coincidence that when I open Caroline Evans’ compelling book that examines fashion during the 90’s and the turn of the century in terms of its cultural and symbolic meanings, the page falls on an image of a Yohji Yamamoto dress, because, just as the very title of the book denotes, his designs, are truly Fashion at the Edge.
GO SEE: Future Beauty – 30 Years of Japanese Fashion Barbican Art Gallery, London Through to 6th February 2011
The mysteriousness conveyed by this style brings with it an air of intimidation: the ‘I have managed to escape the brashness of the Western fashion machine’ look. Nobody is trying to look like Cheryl Cole here, no false nails, hair, eyelashes – the ultimate ‘less is more’ guise.
‘The Absent Model’ – Reflections of a Stylist’s Work is an intriguingly clever yet beautifully simple site specific show, curated… Read More
Maison Martin Margiela, an exhibition or the Fashion House’s laboratory? – How do you solve a problem like Margiela?
Visitors to the Somerset House summer exhibition are invited to inspect the revered world of Masion Martin Margelia. Like the… Read More