Tag Archives: fashion

Select Images | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Again – Oh, to be in New York!  To see an exhibition of high quality work would inspire me to create with more detail and form.

The quality of the ephemera is also something that interests me – the ‘providence’ of a gown affects its aura. Where has it been? What has it seen?

Love the photos, beautiful silhouettes. This time ‘press this’ seems to have worked!


Jacqueline de Ribes in Christian Dior, 1959Photograph by Roloff Beny, Roloff Beny Estate Jacqueline de Ribes in Yves Saint Laurent, 1962Photograph by Richard Avedon, © The Richard Avedon Foundation Jacqueline de Ribes, Jacqueline Jacqueline Jacqueline Jacqueline

Source: Select Images | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

India’s Doodlage Upcycles Textile Waste Into Quirky, One-of-a-Kind Garments

This is a good article with some solid suggestions about how the fashion industry could develop.  It seems obvious to me that factories should have a team dedicated to cutting back on waste!  Kriti Tula has been operating her company ‘Doodlage’ since 2012, so has a couple of years experience and can give intelligent suggestions.

India is a country of contrasts and contradictions, there are millions of people who work full time in plantations or factories who live in substandard accommodation, without hope of ever buying a home. This is unimaginable in Australia.

I too love patchwork.


Source: India’s Doodlage Upcycles Textile Waste Into Quirky, One-of-a-Kind Garments

Flora & Fauna | John McDonald

Loving this article by John McDonald – he makes lots of points about body decorations very clearly.  He talks about the ‘lopsided’ fashion industry where items are made for cents ad sold for thousands.  He talks about ‘innovations’ that can add to production. Which is unclear to me – printing is not new, although certainly revolutionary. Fashion makers have used printing/stamping for a long time. Maybe the biggest difference between ‘art’ and ‘fashion’ is the production.

He talks about the irony of the destruction of nature wrought by the fashion industry. Nature enlisted in the social theatre of fashion. Meaning communicated with materials and symbols. Expression of tribe.
McDonald must often have to argue that clothing can belong in a capital A Art Institution because he finishes with the observation that a Hallmark of Fashion: Most dazzling dresses are the least worn. Exposed for one night, then entombed in a closet. The natural habitat for luxurious objects is the art museum.

Source: Flora & Fauna | John McDonald