Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hair'em Scare'em

Hair'em Scare'em presents an extraordinary exploration through the fascinating beauty and inventive possibilities of hair as a medium for artistic expression in contemporary art and design.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Akari Inoguchi - Illustrations

Akari Inoguchi is a graphic designer and visual artist working in a diverse range of media. She contributes illustrations to fashion magazines, television commercials, product packages and labels, t-shirts, and textile designs.

Stina Persson - Watercolours

Stina Persson has lived, studied and worked in Tokyo, New York, Florence and Lund, Sweden, where she was born. She says her illustration style is basically about “finding the right balance between the edgy and the elegant the raw and the beautiful.” To achieve this, she uses ink, watercolor and gouache, as well as Mexican cut paper (used at ceremonies and festivals).

David Downtown - Illustrations


""rhyme&reason" is an exploration in using light as a material to create transformative fashions. Reflecting on the change from day to night, inconspicuous white knitwear is enlivened by illumination, creating a sense of magic and mystery for the wearer."

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Vintage Lace Silver Bracelets

"I try to bring an elegant and sophisticated look to each of my pieces whether they are romantic, bold, sweet, fun or organic in nature. After all, jewelry is in the details, and I hope once you hold one of my items in your hand you will appreciate all the subtleties of each item."

Kyoto Denim

Back to Tradition.

Those are the words that better describe this new, innovating, denim fashion.

The trend began in small artisan shops in Kyoto, but is now a full-blown fashion subset very popular with the “Yankii” (or “casual punks”), mimicking the style of the Yakuza (Japanese Mafia), who wear silk embroidered jackets with similar motifs.

The painting is done by yu-zen, a traditional dyeing technique practiced in the old capital of Kyoto, using the jeans as canvases for old school pictures like koi fish, temple gates and ukiyo-e style waves.

"There's 1200 years of history of artisans in this city, but now young people are opening up to learning about the techniques. (…)It's totally 3-D! We're really interested in mixing the old with the new." says Yasuaki Matsumoto, representative of the clothing label Little Romance.

Of course, this fashion being born in Japan, wasn't limited only to denim, and there are plenty diferent types of clothes (and materials) with this design that were created. Here is another site.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Li Xiaofeng

Li Xiaofeng is a Beijing artist who creates clothes made from traditional chinese ceramics.

He makes the clothing from ceramic shards coming from the Song, Ming, Yuan and Qing dynasties, which are sewn together on a leather undergarment.