Monday, 22 September 2014

Monday 22nd September: London Design Festival - The Patternity Kaleidohome







To round off my coverage of The London Design Festival, here is a another of Patternity's projects omnipresent on the cultural canvas of the capital's current visual landscape ............ The Patternity Kaleidohome.  

"the PATTERNITY KALEIDOHOME installation explores the differing perceptions we have of home and the relationship between its inner four walls and the outer four corners of the world"

This larger than life Photo Booth has been erected right in the middle of Trafalgar Square in conjunction with Airbnb to explore perceptions of "A Place Called Home".  On one side of the geometric decorated house is a mirrored tube kaleidoscope to peer into and turn to create spinning patterns of your own reflection.  When you revolve the cylinder it also automatically takes a photo gif to upload your pattern selfie to an online gallery........... can't say I've ever been in a photo booth like this before!!!!! COSMIC!!!!
Check out more from the PATTERNIHOME project here.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Friday 19th Sept: Imperial War Museum & Patternity Present "The Fleet Of Dazzle" at London Design Festival








Here is one half of Patternity , Anna Murray at last night's party for The London Design Festival at the V&A Museum where she and Grace were celebrating a very successful and jam-packed season of projects.  One of their lines launching this week is "The Fleet Of Dazzle" specially designed for The Imperial War Museum by using shapes from the camouflage of First World War ships.  The monochrome optical pattern has been applied across many products which stretch from stationary to fashion to wall prints................. even a mini pouch for your travel card.  Its all lush and like anything these ladies touch - its just part of the Patternity lifestyle!  
You can preview the collection at Design Junction this weekend - see here for more details.

Friday 19th September: London Fashion Week SS15 - Headonism, Keely Hunter







                         

My final post to send off London Fashion Week is with Keely Hunter who was selected for the second season by Stephen Jones to exhibit her collection in his Headonism showcase at Somerset House.  From London to Paris, she is packing her hat boxes to take the pieces to Premiere Classe   so our next post will be from Paris Fashion Week................ watch this space................. 
(All photos by me except last shot of the opening reception from Keely's Instagram)

Friday 19th September: "Sequin Pop" by PHILIP COLBERT at Gazelli Art House









And now for something completely different ............... a man after my own heart for creating "wearable art"  The Rodnik Band's designer Philip Colbert is showing new work as an exhibition.  To coincide with London Fashion Week the show has been open at Gazelli Art House opposite London's Comme Des Garçons store (Dover Street Market) for that last week.  Just a few doors up the famous West End road you can also find Philip's Snoopy watch in collaboration with Rolex!!!!  Time to get down to Dover Street to see this super special limited edition time-piece and check out the sparkly sequin pop world at Gazelli which closes on Sunday.

17/09 - 21/09/2014    Gazelli Art House 39 Dover Street London W1 

Friday 19th September: London Design Festival - Bethan Laura Wood's "Alters" at The Ace Hotel







Ace Hotel invited Modern Design Review magazine to curate a show for The London Design Festival, who in turn asked Bethan Laura Wood to produce a series of installations.  Here are details of her "Alters" inspired by floral tributes such as temple displays and harvest festival altars.  The ceramics collected together include a selection of different artists work including her own Rainbow Vases with flowers from the hotel's florist "That Flower Shop".
The other designs are:  Duotone vases by Martino Gamper, Scrap & Hard Core Vases by Max Lamb, Milkshake Vases by Silo Studio and vintage vases from Brocant Antiques.

‘SUPER STIMULI’ PRESENTED BY MODERN DESIGN REVIEW, 16-22 September
Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Thursday 18th Sept: London Fashion Week SS15 - Simone Rocha









Simone Rocha's SS15 show was held in St Andrews Church with a live organ arrangement to set off the scallop and fluffy feather fringed hems and lace flower tailor edge tulle.  Absolutely stunning - congratulations Simone!!! A real joy to see a wardrobe devised for women thru a female perspective, resulting in a covetable casual femininity with quirky directional detail. Nothing else quite like it and thats why it's flying................
Watch my live video clip of the finale here

Thursday 18th September: The Aram Gallery's "Future Stars?" - The London Design Festival
















As part of my sleuthing around the city discovering the pockets of presentations in The London Design Festival I visited The Aram Gallery not far from Somerset House.  Perfect location near Fashion Week for these selected designers in the gallery's "Future Stars?" showcase.  The work exhibited was absolutely gorgeous with pieces that I would LOVE to have decorating my home, hands and feet!  A really fantastic collection of graphic shapes by different designers but with a cohesive style that sat together perfectly as one story for "Future Stars?" - no question mark needed......
Top to bottom:  Kim Thome's "Layer Screens" , Lola Lely's " Ply Leather Side Tables, Cat Potter's "Freja" shoes,  Maria Jeglinska's "Drawn Objects" & "The Little Black", Sophie Thomas "Planet" jewellery.
(All photos by me except last snap of me snapping from The Aram Gallery's Instagram)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Weds 17th Sept: London Fashion Week SS15 - Ryan Lo












Here is designer Ryan Lo dressed in a thematic sailor suit to his tropical aquatic collection complete with crystallised starfish & SailorMoon accessories in collaboration with O Thongthai.