Last May, Sarah Mower invited Mary Katrantzou to St. Germans to visually document and translate the interior details of the house into a print design for a dress. Mary took so many photos that the result became three separate garments which have been hung on display in a site specific show as part of this year's scheme at the festival. Here are snaps of the final pieces against the backdrop which inspired the digital montages.
Friday, 20 July 2012
Here are Ellie and Anna of The Flower Appreciation Society with the flowers they have been making into headwear as part of the BFC Wardrobe Department curated by Sarah Mower at this year's Port Eliot Festival........... their rosette for being awarded Highly Commended in the scarecrow competition ............. Rosy modelling one of the wreaths ............ and Piers Atkinson's studded wellington boots whilst out foraging for foliage before our turn on the tools tomorrow...........
(Day 1 of the Port Eliot Festival, in no particular order: The viaduct setting, Our Field Candy Tents inc. a Basso & Brooke design, My origami centre fold in the Daily paper, Phillip Dunn's illustration for "Haughty Culture" in the BFC Wardrobe Dept, Barbara Hulinacki's colourful creative masterclass, Michael Howells setting up the flower show, Ella Dror's pink feet, Lou Bones in the Print Club arena, the Anthropologie tent record player, the maze, the potting shed where Im blogging from, crochet decorated trees, Susie Bubble's hydrangea dried flower top, Susie and Steve, Bleach vs. Bumble & Bumble salon, my beloved VW camper van)
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Mikoyan MiG-29A Slovakian air force vs. Pixelated small squares like the PREEN print from S/S 2012:
Preen's digitised geometric square pastel prints came from an extreme close-up of a vase of peonies and lace in reference to
looking at Virginia Wolfe and her lifestyle with the Bloomsbury set:
"We loved various aspects from that period but felt to replicate them would be too retro, so we tried to take it to a new level by computerising everything. We took the lace from that period and digitised it so it became very geometric and black and white, almost to the point where it didn’t feel like lace any more."
Prototype Sukhoi Su-32FN vs. Bright pop colour camo like the Dior bag with camo print by Berlin artist Anselm Reyle:
The Parisian House gave free reign to Berlin fine artist Anselm Reyle to shake up the codes of Couture with his signature style inspired by the agitprop of eighties punk graphics. His prints for accessories reworked camo in bright, saturated hues & fluorescent colour ways.
“I am interested in irritating the viewer’s eye.”
Sukhoi Su-35BM vs. Geometric design knit from PRINGLE S/S 2012 designed by Alistair Carr:
Carr's first collection designing for the British heritage brand updated their traditional argyle and jacquard patterns, playing on the function of knit as a brilliant tool for color, texture, and pattern. The opening look of the show was this gray crewneck sweater with multicolored intarsia bands based on the patterned upholstery of London Underground tube seating.
Sukhoi Su-30MKM vs. Aqua colour camo print like Tommy Hilfiger S/S 2012:
Hilfiger's collections are always preppy but this season he made preppy more modern, inspired by contemporary art. He chose the artists he collects himself and focused on Andy Warhol and Basquiat for this Warholesque camo print. He applied the pattern onto jackets and shorts in a red/purple/pink mix and a cropped jacket and sweater in blues and blacks seen here.
Northrop P-61 Black Widow vs.
The SK-37 Viggen vs. Pattern like Jeremy Scott x Adidas Originals A/W 2011 camouflage sneakers.......... with wings!