Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fashion Killed the Barbie

We want to introduce you the most genious collection of all wearable arts; Plastic Body Series. Collection is created from barbie doll parts in combination of sterling silver and pigmented resins.  The designer of this collection is Margaux Lange whose desire is to re-purpose mass produced materials into handmade, wearable art.

Margaux Lange received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2001, where her Plastic Body Series was first conceived.This Fine Arts education, gave her the foundation for conceptual exploration in her jewelry work. And a childhood obsession of her dolls, added the creativity and resulted in a beautiful collection. 

Margaux has been creating in this series and exhibiting for nearly 10 years now. Her jewelry has been published in numerous books and has garnered international press coverage in the world's top art, fashion and design magazines.  


You can check out the whole collection from;

You Won't Forget Una Burke!

Una burke, born in Galway, 1980, is a London College of Fashion MA graduate fashion designer who had her own conceptual  collection of wearable art, based on eight human gestures associated with the cause, physical and psycological effect and healing stages of human trauma.

Each piece is hand crafted from vegetable tanned leather, resulting in a color indicative of human flesh.

They can be used as fashion accessories when broken down into sections; such as arm pieces, leg pieces, head or neck pieces and shoulder pieces. 


They also can be combined with other garments, different kind of fabrics or accessories which could create a different aspect or even a beautiful contrast look.

And she says "Through my work I continually aim to create leather objects which are both visually captivating and technically challenging. They are pieces of wearable art which are indefinable as particular garments, preventing them from being placed into the conventional categories of the fashion industry."


Ivana Pilja is a 26 years old young Serbian designer and her incredible designs were presented at the FASHION CLASH 2010 which is a foundation made in Limburgh since 2007. The collection is REALLY off the wall and includes 12 pieces playing with geometry. And we respect the creative use of black. Let's see the rest of the collection and hope for the new ones.

Also these beautiful photographs and model Zaga Skerletovic are photographed by Nikola Skolov. Graphic designs and post production by Makro Cerketa & Vuckovic. Fantastic make up by Marina Mojkovic. 

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Dotsessive Artist : Yayoi Kusama

It seems that Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has an obsession about dots. Her paintings;


soft sculptures;

performance art;

and environmental installations;

all has one thing in common and these works are obsessed with repetition, pattern and accumulation. She also describes herself as an obsessive artist.

Yayoi Kusama's work is based in conceptual art. Early in her career, she began covering surfaces such as walls, floors, canvases and later household objects with polka dots. "A polka dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colourful, senseless and unknowing. Polka dots become movement... Polka dots are a way to infinity." says Kusama. 

Now, she is almost in her 80s, and is one of the most influential and widely collected artists of the 1960's and up. Her work is still on display in different exhibitions around the world. 


Canadian and genious designer Kat Marks designs really creative forms. She says "I have always lived with the intention to create. When looking within myself, I know I'm not seperate from what I create. Each collection, each silhoutte, each fabric has an infrinsic quality perfect for it's use.There are no accidents or coincidences."  She has a conceptual approach to her work and is always looking for the boundaries between art&fashion and film. She mainly focuses on creating body pieces in rigid materials such as plastic that are charactarised by sculptural sensual forms.

She has created two collections so far called Infundibulum;

And Yugas Elder, which was also featured in a film directed by Daniel Shipp and produced by Goran Boskovic.

Now she is creating her third collection that will include ten designs in plastic, leather and textiles. 
She also combines fashion and film in her work and she creates videos that feature her thought-provoking pieces. She has just completed a film called The Granfalloon.

Paco Rabanne Shines

Fashion designer Paco Rabanne's stellar work of metal and plastic garments, gives us a dreamy and highly contrast black&white spread. Model Eniko Mihalik is photographed by Richard Bush and styled by Sarah Richardson in a beach with tousled hair and smoldering looks. 

Styling Re-created Rianne!

Model Rianne Ten Haken looks incredibly hot with Marie Chaix's gorgeous styling which we really adored and with talented photographer Richard Burbridge's work. Hair by Fernando and make-up by Lloyd Simmons.

Beige ruffled top with pearlsdas embroidery and beige ruffled skirt both by Marc Jacobs.Beige ruffled bra by Early Halloween. Beige hat by Lauren Moffatt. Pink scarf worn as headwrap by American Apparel. Pearl earrings by Iradj Moini. Necklace by Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere.

Gold embroidered top with bronze mesh shoulder details by Balmain. Hat by Gigi Burris. Scarf worn as headwrap by American Apparel. Gold earrings by Pamela Love. Gold and leather necklace by Natalia Brilli.

Printed dress by Miu Miu. Silver helmet by Alexis Bittar. Blue&silver metal necklace by Maria Francesca Pepe.

Red top with leather detail by Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere. Jeweled cross earrings by Lanvin. Hat by Gigi Burris. Gold leather brooch used on hat by Natalia Brilli.

One-shouldered black dress with a black ruffle sleeve detail by Viktor&Rolf. Black turtle-neck by Uniqlo. Black scarf worn as headwrap by American Apparel. Necklace worn on headwrap by Pamela Love. Earrings by Alexis Bittar. Gold triangle necklace by Eddie Borgo. 

Crystal embroidered dress by Prada. Transparent trench coat, transparent and silver belt by Early Halloween. White mesh dress, gold scarf worn as headwrap are bot by American Apparel. Leather hat piece by Nasir Mazhar.

Yellow ruffled top by Stella McCartney. Leopard - printed hat by Nasir Mazhar. Chain necklace with a pink stone by Lanvin.