Category Archives: Fashion

Fashion + Art Collusion

Jonathan Saunders + Jess Flood-Paddock

It’s the last chance to catch the V&A’s Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion, finishing this Sunday.  The exhibition promotes the longstanding relationship between fashion and art, while celebrating London’s role as a creative capital.

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OPEN studios

The artist’s function in society is not just that of a decorator, but as a vital participant.  The artist and businessman should cultivate every opportunity to teach and supplement one another, to co-operate with one another, just as the nations of the world must do – Walter Paepcke, 1946.

OPEN is a studio space in De Beauvoir Town, East London, dedicated to supporting the work of designers in a shared studio environment with hands-on print facilities.  Founded in 2010 by independent practitioners Holly Wales, Hugh Frost, Robert Evens, David Callow and Loren Filis, the idea was to create a space in which to build the practices of illustrators, educators, designers, publisher and printers, in an environment which would provide support to both creative work and independent businesses.

This year has seen the departure of founding members Holly, Bobby and David, and along with it the illustration and education focus. OPEN is now looking to rent desks to creatives from a much wider background as the studio finds it’s new feet.  Current members include Damien Weighill, James Dawe, Nancy Straughan, and Rob Hunter.

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Print Pattern

New pattern design by Spanish illustrator Monica Muñoz, created for the SS12 collection at Moniquilla.

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Colour Forecast 2012/13

“Color is a critical factor in engaging consumers and motivating purchasing decisions. Knowing that, it is important for designers to continue to innovate and experiment with new approaches to color in their product lines” – Laurie Pressman, vice-president of fashion, home and interiors at Pantone.

Date for your London Diary…

From the people who bring you Selvedge magazine –a publication covering fine textiles in every context: fine art, interiors, fashion, travel and shopping – comes their Spring Fair.  30 designer and makers, tea and cake, and a charming space… a nice way to spend the afternoon if you’re in the area.

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