Freitag, 19. März 2010
I've moved a little bit out of my comfort zone with this interpretation of a lovely dress from Donna Karan's latest fall collection. Normally I really like the clean look of all-vector-work, I like that the lines and shapes are totally under control and I can push them around until I think I cant get them any more perfect and also enjoy the challenge to make it look vivid and organic.
But this time I wanted to get some of that raw spontaneous pencil sketch feeling into the piece - many thanks to my boyfriend Christian and my friend Anjin for encouraging me to do this! :)
This is the sketch I worked with and the dress I interpreted (via style.com):
Samstag, 13. März 2010
A collection full of glittery gold as fabric, as embroidery, as sequins .. well in any form you can imagine it on clothes? Of course I love it!!
In many reviews I've read that people are a little tired of the shoulders and suggest Christophe Decarnin should get rid of them already. While I understand where this is coming from - there was a big hype when they were introduced in the Spring 2009 collection and now they are not exactly new anymore. But - to use a really far fetched comparison - this reminds me a bit of how people were disappointed by the special effects in the second Matrix movie because it was just the first movies style refined and could simply not amaze like the first one because it wasn't new anymore and also had been copied in every other movie of that time.
The Balmain shoulders may draw inspiration from the forties or the eighties but are really unique and have created a signature silhouette - They wouldn't have knocked everybody of their feet like they did, if they would have been just a fashion history reference. Everybody knows the unique look of classic Dior Jacket from the New Look collection or the classic Chanel costume, and we expect to see these basic looks on the runway newly interpreted again and again in very different collections - and it is really interesting and fun to see how versatile these shapes really are because they work in so many new styles and concepts. So, why not accept the Balmain shoulder silhouette as the same thing? What do you think?
Bw Here's the look I chose and my sketch (photo from style.com):
Dienstag, 9. März 2010
Since half a year Berlin finally has a monthly Dr.Sketchy's! By now it is probably not necessary anymore to explain Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School, I'll do it anyway: it's life-drawing but with gorgeous burlesque models in amazing costumes and alcoholic beverages, and instead of stiff academic teachers you get charmingly funny moderators and win cool prizes. (I dont really hate life-drawing in an academic surrounding, I'm just exaggerating a bit to give you a clue how cool this really is). If you want to see for yourself - which I highly recommend - the next session in Berlin will be on March 20th. Here are my sketches form last time: NELLY FAROUCHE ans MARLENE VON STEENVAG
Montag, 8. März 2010
Christopher Kane combines biker style black leather with romantic flower embroidery and what should have been an extreme contrast looks like it was always meant this way. Fantastic!
I thought it would be nice to give a little insight in my process again:
Here is a slower version, too!
If you're interested in my process you can also follow me on twitter I'm sometimes posting/twitpicing screenshots of what I'm working on!
These are the references I used (from style.com):