Tuesday 14 December 2010

Comme des Garçons - 'pick n mix' s/s 2011/10

Comme des Garcons, one of my other favourite designer, and the likes of Kenzo, Etro, Pucci, and Larcroix, just melt me! When I look at these designers work, its almost like they are not thinking, and that's exactly what I like about them, sheer Madness!! I have lots more designers that I really like, but the ones I have mentioned just complete me.

This time, I have just selected a few of my favourite outfits that I like from Comme des Garcons, spring summer 2011 and ss 2010.

Simplicity! This reminds me of one of my mums dress.
Love the head piece.

This is my favourite, U just have to be brave, thats all!!!!

Love this Gauni (dress), awsome!

Welcome to my world of colours n funky clashes!

Can someone buy me this dress pleaz ;)

By Sarah Mower:
"Rei Kawakubo is held in such awe and esteem as fashion's leading conceptualist—and so well known as a woman of few words—that most people wouldn't dare imagine her having a sense of humor". ....... and I thought I was the only shy designer on planet earth (snap Rei!)

Wednesday 24 November 2010

The Eye of a Parrot Textile

Previously, I commented on designer Doro Olouwu's print, which I though it was similar to mine. I hope you can see the resemblance.

Fabric: Silk Jersey
Model: Jestina George
Photographer: Sonia Marabet Sanches

The Motif: by Mbezi Valentine
Media: Oil pastel

You are looking at a section of a parrots eye.
I must also, give credit to my son, a graphics student, who took his precious time to design this exotic motif for me.

The initial inspiration for this collection., is from the Japanese rope bondage. The print is only one section of the collection, more is on its way. I will for the moment, talk about the print and leave the rest for later as I am still trying to gather this whole project together. Upon building up this collection, I looked at various things and one of them was images on the traditional Japanese silk printing, where a parrot caught my eye and sailed on from there.

I love creating my own prints, by doing this; I believe it provides individuality in ones collection. I also find it necessary to complete my creations by designing accessories, which you will see very soon.

Fabric, digital printed, steamed and left to dry.

This is the fabric, digital printed, steamed and left to dry.

Fabric: Satin silk viscose - Decisions! Decisions!