Katie Eary SS13 California Californ-I-a

June 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

I feel like this kinda does the perfect job of summing this up.

Now let me welcome everybody to the wild, wild west
A state that’s untouchable like Elliot Ness
The track hits ya eardrum like a slug to ya chest
Pack a vest for your Jimmy in the city of sex
We in that sunshine state where that bomb ass hemp be
The state where ya never find a dance floor empty
And pimps be on a mission for them greens
Lean mean money-makin-machines servin fiends
I been in the game for ten years makin rap tunes
Ever since honeys was wearin sassoon
Now it’s ’95 and they clock me and watch me
Diamonds shinin lookin like I robbed Liberace
It’s all good, from Diego to tha Bay
Your city is tha bomb if your city makin pay
Throw up a finger if ya feel the same way
Dre puttin it down for
Californ-I-a.

I want at least one of everything. Even the skateboards = glamorous death wish.

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Conscious Schizophrenia

June 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

Aldo Lanzini is someone I came across recently, after seeing the knitted masks worn by ushers at the Missoni runway presentation for Spring/Summer 2011. I think they’re fun, and remind me of Walter Van Beirendonck, in the sense that despite the bright colours and playful references there is something still slightly gimp-like and somewhat sinister about them.

But then I guess thats the point, that the power of the mask rests in the anonymity it provides.

Lanzini doesn’t produce just the masks, though the knitting and crochet informs much of his work, the medium dictating the organic process that births each piece. Much in the same way a sculptor will draw the shape and composition of the statue out from within the stone or marble.

His website is also worth looking at, though it’s a lot like his work, interesting to look at, and full of surprises but somewhat hard to follow.

Veils, Cossacks, Wild Things

June 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

One day I’m going to have enough money to make my interns never want to leave me. Until then I’m going to rep them when I can and keep them in red wine.

This is Ella McIlvena’s end of semester work in millinery. Its pretty amazing, as you will probably agree. Proof that I am a lucky man, and I better get rich quick.

The photography was done by Nadeemy Betros, you can see more of her work here.

This one reminds me of some of the costume in Guillermo del Toro’s Pans Labyrinth…

These images just further cement the fact that RMIT is producing some amazing students, and there is some real talent rocking around within those institutional grey walls.

Modern Totems

June 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

Do I need a reason to post things? Not really. And these images are really fascinating. They kind of speak for themselves. I considered having some explanation garnered from what I could understand of the artists interviews and synopsis, but sometimes it’s better to just draw your own interpretation from something.

Crystallised

June 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

Because I love the 80’s. And because I reckon credit should be given where it’s due, no matter how small that credit may be, this jacket made by Alex McCloud deserves some serious kudos. Not just for the colour/print craziness, but also for the fact the whole damn thing is covered in Crystals.

And not your run of the mill Swarovski kind. More the grown in liquid Magic Garden variety.

#In Poor Taste

June 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

I know…

I don’t call, I don’t write. But theres a most excellent explanation. Over the past few months I’ve been working on a new collection, and last week I was able to show the fruits of my labours to a selection of close friends, supporters and industry people.

Here are some shots of the exhibition/show, with a photoshoot to follow.

A massive shootout should go to the models, Frankie from Joey Scandizzo who did the hair, Erin for making up the faces, and to Joey Corcoran for photographing the night. Also to the good people at the Carlton Club, notably Hannah Belil who helped organise the night. And not forgetting Amber Arizono for realising my idea for a fringed sunglasses chain in a ridiculously short time frame, and Nicola St John for making the earrings.

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Also thanks to my interns, Alex, Ella, Phil, Georgia, for cutting stuff out, and talking me off of ledges.

A Taste of Things to Come

May 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

Because on a rainy day what else is there to do but hang out in front of 7-11 and watch the world go by…