Saturday, 27 February 2010
Friday, 26 February 2010
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
lou dalton aw10 by laurence ellis //
styling :: john mccarty
grooming :: yumi nakada-dingle
model :: kirill vasilev @ FM
production :: duane nasis
assistant :: philip smith
the short film commissioned by lou dalton and dazed digital to accompany the designer's presentation at menswear day.
Monday, 22 February 2010
haven't been posting many updates recently
the last month has been very hectic but after wednesday all the commotion will move to paris and i will have time to myself
dissertation is finally on the right track and being centered around representation rather than commerce, historical colonialism or politics. those are important but should only feature as determinants of representation. finding interesting gendered discrepancies between internally & externally generated representations of 'China'.
major project on track. need to remember the audience for the work - gallery space and not editorial.
personal development //
getting more involved with Laurence on his various projects
handling production this year has raised the bar; there is more to what we do, there is still a way to go.
money has never been so low, but life is definitely on a high. 2010 is good
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Monday, 15 February 2010
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
left this show feeling very refreshed and inspired. guess it was good to take a break away from fashion for a moment and experience something different. meant to go back the next day to walk through the space without the crowd at the private view but unfortunately left it too late. definitely looking forward to the graduate show.
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Thursday, 4 February 2010
concerning the emergence of Hong Kong as a fashion center and relating it to the consumption of Japanese fashion design in western fashion writing:
"...there was general agreement (amongst local designers) that the way to realize ambitions in international fashion was to "do something Chinese."
"...use "a Japanese globalization experience"...to highlight the interactive nature of the phenomenon...the point in the 1980's when high fashion became multicultural in an ambivalent process in which Western supremacy was spectacularly undermined, and yet subtly reinscribed."
"Japanese fashion designers themselves object to the demand for exoticization. They speak against the dramatization of cultural difference and for a notion of a culture less pure."
Europe's experience with non-western design was always processed within an orientalist framework. similar to what was previously posted here. now that global economics are changing, fashion markets are shifting and representations (both verbal and visual) are in revision, though still always infused with potent architectures of power.