We always knew that you can make a lot of interesting things out of wood. Paper, furniture, um… firewood, but we never knew you could make clothing. Here are some really realistic examples of clothing that artist Fraser Smith has carved out of wood.
It’s a family affair at Daisy Darche. The vision is that of Alex d’Arche, while mom Eva is the producer, bringing shapes to life on a large scale, and dad Phillip is the “printing magician.” With custom printing in-house, a wealth of support all around and an aesthetic honed by years of Asian and African studies, this British familial team outfits spring with kimono-like silhouettes and what looks like a print of line theory.
Seduction is an art, and Carine Gilson is holding the paintbrush. The lingerie designer spares no detail or expense when designing her utterly beautiful underpinnings. Chantilly lace and Lyon silk are hand-stitched by highly trained seamstresses in her Brussels workshop to create her vividly colored, elegant collections. For Fall/Winter 2011-12, Gilson gives us a taste of the Far East with wide belted robes and stunning floral embroidery. Lookbook after the jump.
Ring the doorbell to gain entrance to a trove of treated treasures. The Reformation is a store of lace, fringe, washed silk and ultra femininity. It also happens to be made entirely of reworked vintage clothing. Yael Aflalo is the designer behind the store and everything is made in house. Take a peek at what can be made from what’s been made before.
To say the Malan Breton fall/winter 2011 collection is exquisite is almost an understatement. Luxurious fabrics were used to create the impeccably designed and utterly beautiful “Kyoto Wonderland.” And a wonderland it certainly was with a combined runway show, theatrical performance and live Chinese drummers. Women wore silk kimonos, duck feather skirts and wide-leg trousers in wool and sequins. Men clad in silk wool suits, beautifully knit sweaters and extra large bow ties looked classic and gentlemanly. Viewers loved the presentation, applauding multiple times throughout the course of the show. Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen from Bravo‘s The Real Housewives of New York City were attentive and energetic front-row spectators. The entire audience rose to its feet for a standing ovation at the end of a spectacular show. Click through to see a video of the finale walk after the jump.