Thursday, November 20, 2014

My two favourite things:
1. Oxidisation. When the the fabric hits the air it blushes from lime to turquoise to denim blue. I could watch this all day.
2. Texture. While I appreciate the stitching skill required for a good resist, if it looks like the sky or resembles a stripe, I love it. Wrap it, dip it and hello doughnut.

Shibori, natural dye and organic indigo dye workshops are held at the Plant Craft Cottage, Royal Botanical Garden, Melbourne. 


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A spiderweb of shredded denim and a corset rising from a sea of ribbons. Destruction and elevation of the ordinary.

The beauty of Jean Paul Gaultier is the hope he gives the ordinary. It is worth going to the exhibition just to see the exquisite detail of each piece, but what I really love are his ideas. This is not a prescriptive fashion. This is not same, same but different. This is the variety of the ordinary and the beauty of the different found in all of us.

Once was not enough for me.
Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. Open daily until February 8, 2015.

Also on the highly recommended list is the Advanced Style documentary featuring seven gorgeous women who make ageing look damn fine. I saw this before going to the exhibition and the same spirit of defiance against definition exists in the two. There is a freedom that comes with creativity and style that often can be missing in fashion.

Own images of the exhibition.

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