Learn Alexander McQueen Embellishment Techniques with The Slow Textiles Group on Dec 1st at 2pm!

Eline Le Callennec embellishment for Alexander McQueen, Spring/Summer 2010.

Learn couture embellishment techniques with Alexander McQueen and Mary Katrantzou’s embroiderer Eline Le Callennec at TSTG’s new, amazing venue, London Printworks Trust, on Dec 1st from 2pm til 6pm with a lecture on Sustainability and Unsustainability in the Fashion System!   
Join in online or in person, book here!

Eline Le Callennec embellishment for Alexander McQueen, Spring/Summer 2012.

Eline Le Callennec embellishment for Mary Katrantzou, Spring/Summer 2012.

It’s time to add the slow touch to your fast prints!

Plus ça change

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Summer Sales,
digital surface pattern inspired by Horace Taylor’s 1926 poster,
Emma Neuberg, 2011.




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Horace Taylor, 

The Electric Railway Company,
London, 1926


This is British designer, Horace Taylor‘s poster (animated by Emma Neuberg) encouraging women in the suburbs to get into town via the London Underground and “buy British”!

Taking a closer look at the ladies’ hats (especially the one on the far right), and the designs on sale, they pre-date Nathalie du Pasquier’s postmodern designs for Memphis by fifty years. (Not to mention nu rave).


Here they have been rearranged to create a digital narrative with history and humour. The experiments continue..


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Summer Sales Circle,
digital surface pattern inspired by Horace Taylor’s 1926 poster,
Emma Neuberg, 2011











A GREAT BRITISH FLORAL PRINT MOMENT

 
 
Holly Fowler, 2011.


We’re having a flora and fauna escapist day celebrating some of the wondrous digital prints coming from British designers in 2011.


Building upon a tradition of floral regalia, all these Central Saint Martins’ graduates are breaking new ground not only taking the genre to new heights but transforming the silhouette.
 
 
Holly Fowler, 2011.
 
Holly Fowler, 2011.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stella McCartney, resort 2011.

Stella McCartney, resort 2011.
Stella McCartney, resort 2011.

 

Stella McCartney, resort 2011.
 
 
 
 
 
Stella McCartney, resort 2011.

 

Summer Lovin’


Erte, Paris, c.1929.

In 1910-2, Erte or Romain de Tirtoff (his real name), moved to Paris to pursue a career as a designer. 
He was 20.

He made this decision despite strong objections from his father who wanted Romain to continue the family tradition and become a naval officer. 
Romain assumed his pseudonym to avoid disgracing the family.

Erte, Paris, c.1929.

In 1915, he secured his first substantial contract with Harper’s Bazaar. Between 1915 and 1937, he designed over 200 covers for the magazine and his illustrations would also appear in Illustrated London News, Cosmopolitan, Ladies’ Home Journal and Vogue.




No prizes for guessing this week’s weather forecast on these very British isles.
Thank heavens for pattern and colour!