Monday, 19 December 2011

Animated Illustrations with Attitude

Flashback on Christian Lacroix


 Where do I start???   A Quotation perhaps from the man himself.  "For me, elegance is not to pass unnoticed but to get to the very soul of what one is."


Briefly, Christian Lacroix no longer trades by his name after his fashion house went into bankruptcy in 2009.  Lacroix is one of designers who really inspire me and I think his work is amazing.
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For those who are familiar with Lacroix, know exactly what they are in for.  If you are a "Bling" lover, you will agree with me.   His work is all about crazy embellishments, ornate beads, stones, sumptuous fabrics, laces, brocades, textures, vibrant colours and not forgetting chunky chains.  This is what sets him apart I suppose.  I would describe most of his designs timeless and wearable although some of them are a bit dramatic and costumey influenced by his background.  His interest in sketching started at a very young age.  His mother took him to opera shows, theaters and ballet, where he was greatly inspired and motivated to start sketching historical costumes and fashion.

I have chosen a few of my favourite images to illustrate the point I am making.








Illustrations

From my point of view, Christian Lacroix's illustrations are not far from the the real images.  I can just see the animation of it already, from the images.  I think this is quite cool and genius.  What I like about his illustrations is, they just not charming, colourful but they also tell you a story or give you a feel of attitude of the wearer.
I love the way he splashes those colours all over the place. Fantastic.  
These illustrations also gives you a feeling that he just enjoys every bit of it.  The child like lines, the roughness,  imagination, and expressions, brings the illustrations to life.  I like that!













more article on Christian Lacroix here.....












Sunday, 18 December 2011

Future Fabrics Expo 2011

African Fashion Guide News Report

The Future Fabric Expo was an exhibition of special selected woven fabrics of higher quality that are trend relevant and suitable from mid to highend fashion brands.  
This exhibition was held on for 2 days in the London College of Fashion's Oxford street campus last month.
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