Dorothea McGowan in Chanel for Vogue Paris, 1960
Woman of the Day: Coco Chanel, was a French fashion designer, founder of the Chanel brand, whose modernist thought, practical design, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her an important and influential figure in 20th-century fashion. She was the only fashion designer to be named on Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century.
PERSONA by Jeffery Wang
Fashion from Taiwanese graduate who has created dresses / sculptures from recycled denim jeans, held together simply with safety pins:
He stated the work as : “The main purpose of this project PERSONA was to use recycled denim jeans and create art pieces from it. In creating this project I think it was very important that we kept the “raw” personality of denim jeans and applying it like a sculpture so there was no cutting, sewing or any use of fashion technical skills. The only thing used to hold the jeans together were safety pins. In staying true to the shape and personality of denim jeans, even if we took it apart all the jeans still hold it’s original shape and can still be worn, a true recyclable project.”
3D printed shoes by footwear design student Janina Alleyne takes inspiration from biological structures:
Exoskeleton - Inspiration drawn from the architectural structure and silhouettes of external skeletons of marine invertebrates, creatures and insects. Using the advanced technology of 3D Printing these fluid anatomical shapes will not only be translated visually but also in the design process.
Fashion Photography by Jin Chong Yu
Double-exposure photography combines clothing and transparency. Via neochaEDGE:
Check out the works Jin Chongyu styled for “not magazine” and “leap magazine” shooting. He’s studied and traveled in Paris, and now living in shanghai, he established the brand “Lesjin” with book designer Sun Junliang also.
More at neochaEDGE here
Yohji Yamamoto, crinolated dress from the “Wedding” collection, Spring–Summer 1999.
Collection of Allen Sui
Photography: William Palmer
Convergence and Divergence
Formalism And Revolution: Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto by Patricia Mears
Published in association with The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Old black and white photography by Horst P. Horst
“Horst P. Horst was born Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann in 1906 in Weissenfels, Germany. His career in photography began after he met photographer George Hoyningen-Huene, and by 1931 he was shooting for French Vogue. Horst P. Horst’s work was displayed in museums in New York, London, and Cologne, Germany.”