Pattern, Textiles & Fashion on Film

Quentin Jones for Kenzo Pre-Fall 2012

You may have noticed here recently that the Slow Textiles Group embrace animation and film narratives for textiles. This is because textiles manifest time and story-telling in their very DNA.  Even digital code is textiles inasmuchas each pixel echoes the needlepoint stitch or punchcard hole in order to make the image whole.

Last year we showcased amazing textile animator Tania Grace Knuckey’s witty, subtle and evocative textile animations at the Slow Studio Cinema. “I have to put timelines into textiles to bring them alive,” she says.

Have a look through London designer Quentin Jones amazing sequences and visit the Slow Studio on April 20th to see more of this inspirational genre!

Quentin Jones for Nowness 2012
Quentin Jones for Penhaligon 2012
Quentin Jones for Holly Fulton 2012




Slow Textiles is Delighted to Announce the Launch of their Geometric Season!

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Slow Textiles manipulate the lovely David Saunders’ knitwear: d a v i d d a v i d

We are delighted to announce that over the next few months we are running a collective research project incorporating several Slow Textiles Group members dedicated to an exploration of the geometric form in textiles.
All our workshops, including those on May 19th, July 14th and November 3rd 2012 are dedicated to the theme as well as our exciting first group shows. 
Papers, essays and short films are also being produced on the subject, so watch this space or join us to get involved.

What do geometrics mean to you?


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











Slow/Fast Experiments

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Pastel and digital prints animated, 
Emma Neuberg, 2011.


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Experiment 1: Slow Hues,
Pastel and digital print animated, 
Emma Neuberg, 2011.

Over the next few weeks, we are experimenting at the juncture where slow, traditional, hand processes meet fast digitised ones to stimulate dialogue on surface pattern and new hybrid forms. 


The aim, loosely, is to combine old with new, tradition with technology, in ways that offer new creative textile possibilities and textured digital forms.




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Experiment 2: Slow Lace Hues,
Pastel and digital print animated, Emma Neuberg, 2011.




To see more examples of Emma’s digital sketchbook go to
http://www.emmaneuberg.blogspot.com/





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.