Σάββατο, 28 Μαΐου 2011

ARRRCH.....

I admire Vassilis Zidianakis because he is like a child...his work is full of imagination and telling fairytales...ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion exhibition organised by ATOPOS CVC at the Benaki Museum, Athens. (May 14-July 31, 2001).







Πέμπτη, 5 Μαΐου 2011

Exhibition - Yohji Yamamoto at the V&A Museum 12 March - 10 July 2011


Yellow strapless silk dress and oversized coolie hat covered with draped silk, Yohji Yamamoto, Spring/Summer 1997


This exhibition explores the work of idiosyncratic and ground-breaking designer Yohji Yamamoto. Fabric, he said, 'is everything'. This deep interest in textiles is at the heart of his approach to design.

Yamamoto became internationally renowned in the early eighties for challenging traditional notions of fashion by designing garments that seemed oversized, unfinished, played with ideas of gender or fabrics not normally used in fashionable attire such as felt or neoprene. Other works revealed Yamamoto's unusual pattern cutting, knowledge of fashion history and sense of humour. His work is characterised by a frequent and skilful use of black, a colour which he describes as 'modest and arrogant at the same time'.

This retrospective, experienced through a series of site-specific installations throughout the V&A and beyond, includes Yamamoto's menswear for the first time. The main exhibition space houses over 60 creations and a multi-media timeline which reveals Yamamoto's wider creative output.



Sleeveless white felt dress with large collar, Yohji Yamamoto, Autumn/Winter 1996-7, Juste des Vêtements exhibition, Musée de la Mode et du Textile, Paris, 2005 © Courtesy of Gael Amzalag



Yohji Yamamoto installation in Gallery 38


Yohji Yamamoto installation in Gallery 38


Wapping Project satellites

As part of this exhibition, two further satellite installations are on display across London.


Yohji Making Waves, Wapping Projects, March 2011, photography by Imogen Eveson



Yohji's Women, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Yohji Yamamoto, Spring/Summer 1999, Wapping Bankside, March 2011


Yohji Yamamoto: The poet of black from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo.


Yohji Yamamoto reflects on his thirty year career in fashion. In this 20-minute film shot in Yamamoto's Tokyo studio, the designer provides a laconic, engaging and sometimes passionate commentary on his career and design values. He considers how his work has evolved since his Paris debut and explains why he designs so differently for men and women, and also provides a withering personal analysis of the current state of the fashion industry.

Κυριακή, 1 Μαΐου 2011

DIMITRI ZAFIRIOU Fashion show a/w 2011-12 . Clothes details & Backstage

Because the most important thing for a fabulous fashion show is good work at the backstage and inspired and talented partners, I would like to share with you little of the backstage flavor… and I want to say many thanks to all these people and friends who worked to have a successful show…it was our story about surrealism…and it was a distinct pleasure to be able to work on this project, “ LE DINER SURREALISTE ”…