My flatmate and I have recently began a collaborative project called BeFee, although we don’t have an end goal for this project yet, we have been playing around doing photoshoots, and posting the end results on Instagram.
Our most recent being, ‘Projection’
I feel I may begin using this as a platform to showcase some of work.
For a recent project based around subcultures, my group and I directed ourselves down the route of Vaporware, an online subculture created in the depths of the internet.
The small (yet growing) subculture basing their interests around 80’s and 90’s nostalgia, creating artwork and even music revolving around a love for anything retro.
My group and I took this idea and created a small ‘real-life’ vaporwave set, including retro soda cans, VHS tapes, lava lamp and cacti.
Here are some of the developing results
When I first seen pictures of Jil Sander’s Spring 2017 collection I was blown away. The colour palette for one is beautiful; with a range of tonal outfits (which is a favourite of mine, previous blog post here). Going from stark white and grey to toned blue and then into greens, yet including pops of orange and ombré. Additionally, the choice of fabrics is simple yet effective, combining traditional tailoring with leather, scuba and wide mesh knits, to create texture and fluidity throughout the collection.
I feel this collection overall is strong due to the use of colours which are similar to those used within Pantone’s colour predictions for Fall 2016. However, I feel they are one step up, helping to take the collection into the new season of Spring 2017.
Every once in a while, I get a much needed hair cut. However, since dying my hair silver nearly two years ago, I sort of forgot about getting it cut and focused more on maintaining colour.
However, summer is usually a time of change for me and this one has been no exception. I have a few festivals lined up so decided this was the perfect time to chop my shoulder length locks for easier maintenance.
I’m in love with the blunt cut of my new hair, having no layers or fringe to create fuss. Styling is seemingly easier and my hair is holding its style and colour much better than before.
I find that graduate work is usually the most outrageous and experimental, as this is the collection that usually gets a designers foot in the door.
One collection that stood out to me when browsing through some of the LCF grad show collections, was a collaboration between three different designers. Gayane Arzumanova, Beth Wilson and Yui Jiang, who all contributed to a different aspect of the designs. Arzumanova being the designer, Wilson being the creator of the heat-manipulated leather and Jiang being the creator of each dramatic headpiece. Which has created a truly spectacular and original collection.
When interviewed backstage, Gayane Arzumanova said her motive was ‘to capture the idea of a transient moment, a notion communicated through sculptural silhouettes which appeared to have been frozen in motion’ which garments appearing as though they’re melting over the body.
Yesterday, ArchDaily (an e-mail subscription about architecture news) send me an e-mail about something extremely exciting, for someone from Liverpool who’s interested in architecture and building design.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will be opening a new architecture centre, RIBA North, in Liverpool this August. It will house an exhibition gallery, a conference centre for talks and an event space. Which will all be placed on Liverpool’s waterfront within the beautiful angular black building I photographed for a previous post last year. The first exhibition being displayed will be “Liverpool: Mover, Shaker, Architecture Risk Taker” documenting unrealised plans for the city of Liverpool.
This is some news that is making me extremely excited to go home for summer.
While casually browsing Zara.com this morning, I came across the most perfect heels from their SS16 collection. White, vinyl and pointed; everything I could want in a pair of heels and at £29.99 these are an absolute steal! They also remind me of the Gianvito Rossi heels worn by InTheFrow, which I have been dying over for months – but for a fraction of the price.