In this Vogue video (available on Youtube), Alexa Chung is a charming and personable guide though the world of fashion as a career and industry. Total must-see for anyone even potentially possibly vaguely interested in fashion as a career.
In series one, Alexa talks and walks us through:
- her experience moving from being a model into behind the scenes
- how new upcoming British designers are spotted and sponsored by British Fashion Council with the programme New Gen
- Studying fashion is a more expensive course because you have to make a Collection of clothes
This is 2015 and, speaking to new designer and New Gen success, Christopher Kane, the elephant in the room for me is Alexa’s skinny size. Everytime she shows her legs or Continue reading “Fashion future – Alexa Chung”
Andre Leon Talley is a 20th century fashion icon: former creative director at Vogue, friend of many designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Diane Fustenberg and fashion editors Anna Wintour and Diana Vreeland….. I’m just back from viewing the documentary on him at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Here’s the trailer:
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“You don’t need a new bag or item; you need new emotions and new dreams – and that’s what fashion is for” – Pierpaolo Piccioli – Valentino creative director
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Here at ,& we are all about the arts mixed, and the arts mixed with life – hence our tagline “,& the continuing conversation between life and Art”. So we love this. Tracie Cheng‘s drawings on flowing fabrics, dance across a field in fashion by Arret Studio, Shanghai. Video by Derryck Menere. Subtle, beautiful, moving. Creative Takeaway Do you write words or paint or … Continue reading Fashion, Art, dance, music
The Four Tops and “Reach Out” is a classic song. But those big jackets and too short trousers? To 21st century eyes, slightly odd and hilarious, although obviously sharp styling at the time, 50 years ago. Continue reading Good music lasts…. fashion not so much
Zero Waste Daniel is a brand who take the material scraps thrown away by clothes manufacturers – and stitches them together into new garments, for sale. Yes – I know – it’s called patchwork. It’s been done by cost conscious mums down the centuries trying to eke out the life of a garment with patches, or make a new outfit from the salvaged parts of … Continue reading Upcycling clothes scraps to Fashion
Here’s a hashtag you might want to look out for, if textiles and fashion are your thing: #WeWearCulture – it’s being used by Google Arts & Culture to flag up new short videos on world fashion history.
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