Posts tagged designer
Posts tagged designer
boudoir of dorothee schumacher. take a further peek inside here.
lingerie as outerwear. jessica choay designs what you might describe as ‘lingerie as outerwear’ w/out any lingerie in sight. paradoxical?
to summarise her aesthetic in just six words: jessica choay designs for the senses. if you were to extrapolate you could go as far as to say that choay designs clothing w/a sensual lean where the wearer’s senses are indulged.
view the complete fall/winter 2012 campaign here.
designers maria grazia chiuri & pier paolo piccioli refashion valentino’s distinct feminine ideal to create a modern glamour that is all their own. their breathtaking creations reveal what makes haute couture special, but it’s the hands of valentino’s roman atelier staff that spin magic into material & bring the chiuri & piccioli vision to life.
light as thistledown & shown on pale, lithe girls, valentino couture spring 2012 references valentino’s own romantic clothes from the early 70s, especially in the use of faded flower-sprigged organza, often veiled & shadowed in point d’esprit & lace.
the designers use warp-printed taffetas of the sort that marie antoinette favored for frolics, woven w/subtle foliate motifs & an eighteenth-century toile (in a soft rust red) representing africa for a strapless ball dress w/ballooning skirts. four-leaf clovers or posies of violets printed over airy organza & shadowed w/layers of tulle & lace, like belle époque tea gowns. at the neck, a prim ruffle of lace.
tailored pieces revealed a stricter hand: sleek ivory cape over lean pants, or jersey or double-face dresses w/hand detailing of extraordinary subtlety & skill; princess seams of a little dress finished with rows of self-fabric piping spirals, graduated in scale from shoulder to hem (required 450m of fabric); 1,000hrs of labor went into the handwork on a dress of elaborately smocked organza; 1,250hrs into the sparkling silver embroidery on a chine taffeta redingote based on an eighteenth-century version; & 800hrs to weave the warp-print faille for one of the ball dresses.
view the complete collection here.
“in the world today haute couture is one of the last repositories of the marvelous & the couturiers the last possessors of the wand of cinderella’s fairy godmother.” christian dior
by use of infrared photography, a technique that has the ability to reveal what they eye can’t see, yiu yu hoi paints the city of hong kong in a pink cotton candy dream. hoi seeks out trees, making them look vibrant in their pink-ish tone. “the trees[…]are bluish straight out of the camera. a more natural reddish tone could be available by simply swapping blue & red channels in photoshop[…]a powerful way to develop coloured infrared photos.”
view yiu yu hoi’s flickr here.