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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Turning The Art World Inside Out (HD, with subs)

This is one of the most inspiring and motivating films that I have seen in a very long time. The struggle between creativity and mental illness is very real for so many people.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Eleven Mutant Baby Doilies/Bejewelled Scabs - Conceptual Shoot

Concept: Imagining luxury fashion techniques applied as a luxurious skin disease or the idea of luxury fashion and cosmetics as a skin disease, death/disease/decay vs. embellishment/decoration/beautification.
Materials: kimono fabric scraps, crocheted 100% wool yarn, beads/semi-precious stones, applied with scar make-up on skin
Freehand machine embroidery and beading by Allison Bell
Beading and crochet by Adel Ng
Photography and post-production: Mel T
Make-up by: Nicki
Models: JacintaKat, Jess

Friday, February 6, 2015

Interview with Issey Miyake's Yoshiyuki Miyamae on 3D stretch seam fashion technology

"It looks like origami but it's folded by steam, not by hand," said Miyamae. "It's not created by a mould or pre-formed or anything, everything is woven from scratch – from yarn into fabric."
3D Steam Stretch fabric, which has been tested to prove that it withstands constant wear and washing, is used for garments in Issey Miyake's Spring Summer 2015 womenswear collection shown during Paris fashion week in September.
Issey Miyake SS15