I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.
Slowly but surely the international community is coming up to speed with the relationship between colour, pattern and containment with the new retrospective of Fahrelnissa Zeid coming soon to the Tate Modern in London, UK.
Slow Textiles Group members will be familiar with our CEO, Dr Emma Neuberg’s analysis of modernist abstraction in art and its relationship with psychology. We have yet to read about this in other people’s publications but at least we can now live it in this exciting new exhibition! Message us if you’d like some seminars on the subject. TATE MODERN exhibition details here.
In yesterday’s show, 21st Feb 2016 in London, we were presented with a mix of evening party glamour, moonlit boudoir and punk constraint. Less evident was the exciting and irreverent mood that we came to expect from Lee McQueen with his take-your-breath-away collections. Instead, beneath the embroidered threads and sequins is a melancholic space that reminds us of the pre-Raphaelites’ world (1848 – 1920). May be this is no wonder in view of Lee’s legacy. The bigger picture suggests that fashion, so often construed as fleeting, can really be seen as a reflection of the on-going cultural symbols of its time and geographic and cultural location.