Saturday, August 29, 2009
In traditional Maori art the most dominant, mythical motif is the “avianised man” or “bird-woman”. The most important visual art forms are plaiting, relief carving and tattoo.
My idea in this collection was to combine (and confront) this with classic, European clothing - in order to express the contrasts and borders between what we see as primitive/civilianized, exotic/classic and barbaric/elegant.
My idea was not to create bird suits or folk costumes and I decided not to use feathers in the garments and to “translate” the traditional materials of the Maori. I used shoelaces instead of flax strips and exchanged tattooed skin with leather applied on invisible tulle. "
Source: The Danish Design School
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
In store this September.
Mr. Kirkwood is the new Darling of the: Shoes World.
His designs= Sex. Amazingly paying attention to detail, he is Thee designer of tomorrow.
Dover Street Market