Color Mood Board Fall/Winter ’11-’12

ELECTRIC HUES inspired by brights found in nature, specifically underwater sea life and reptiles, neons, ombre, brights with depth. The Naturals…. inspired by natural materials such as shell, leather & wood, and by textiles such as burlap, linen, cotton, hemp, wool.  Made modern mixed with metallics, structured silhouettes, ombre, tea dyed, stained, watercolor…. Black and White Graphics….. Color Pop Graphics

High Fashion’s New Low?

Last week I read an article on Azzedine Alaïa posted here on the Business of Fashion, that left me inspired, but also feeling that a change is inevitable in the way fashion is created and produced in the industry.  In the article, Alaïa spoke out about how the current system in place takes its physical and mental toll on those involved in the process and diminishes the soul and creativity.  High fashion has become fast, where profits and speed of duplicating other successful designs becomes the norm in place of developing new ideas. This is something that has always taken place in…

Bike Meets Sewing Machine, A Love Story

I love when two unrelated things are combined to make something useful and creative. If you can get past the hipster cuteness, watch this video, it’s a great idea. The New Museum of New York and Spanish fabric brand peSeta teamed up to work on the project named Bicycle Cap, this was initiated by ad agency Leo Burnett Iberia. They are not the first to make a bike powered sewing machine, which have been used by craft artists over the years, but the way they present the idea across in this video about hybrid power is kind of a hybrid in itself,…

Neo Minimalism: neo-geo

You gotta love Neo-Minimalism for it’s attempt to portray culture in an orderly fashion. In the neo-geo perspective of minimalism, it’s all about bold shapes, colors and sharp angles … Neo-minimalism is a rather vaguely defined art style/movement of the late 20th, early 21st centuries, in painting, sculpture, architecture, design, and music. It is sometimes referred to as “neo-geo”, “Neo-Conceptualism“, “Neo-Futurism“, “New Abstraction”, “Poptometry”, “Post-Abstractionism”, “Simulationism”, and “Smart Art”. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/minimalism.htm http://weconnectfashion.com/fido/getarticle.fcn?&type=trends&SearchString=handbag&id=737870PS0000234&start=1&tr=10 http://www.29secrets.com/sections/style/spring-2011-fashion-trend-bold-prints-and-stripes http://trendbible.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/satellite-trend-zig-zags/ http://www.nytimes.com/1987/07/06/arts/what-do-you-call-art-s-newest-trend-neo-geo-maybe.html?pagewanted=2&src=pm