Japan-born London-based young womenswear designer Natsumi Zama holds a BA Honours in Fashion Design and Technology from London College of Fashion. Since graduating in 2009 Zama has launched her own fashion label while working as a freelancer machinist. Her most recent collection entitled “2→3” (two to three) is a series of garments that explore how material can be transformed from it’s two dimensional form to a three dimensional object. Each garment, when laid flat, looks as though it is mounted on a large expanse of square fabric, but when worn on the body this backdrop transforms into sweeping folds that dress the figure in pleats and fluted shapes.
Scandinavian illustration and body paint meet fashion in a collaboration between shoe designer Minna Parikka & Helsinki-based illustrator Janine Rewell.
After running a successful online store for a year, brothers Alexandre and Anibal Furtado opened this monster cool menswear store called Damage Playground in Rotterdam. A combination of lifestyle and art, it’s difficult to tell where the product placement ends and the art begins, when in fact there is no clear boundary. The minimalist design has a gallery feel, with canvasses, projections and prints meshing perfectly with the neo-mannequins.
It’s the first Monday of the month, and you know what that means? It’s Yellowtrace Spotlight time! In this months’ edition of Australian Design News we are sharing a whole bunch of cool stuff like an elegant brick house in Melbourne by Inglis Architects; a new concept store for CAMILLA AND MARC – one of Sydney’s must-visit fashion shopping destinations; Swine & Co – a sexy but sinister new restaurant in Sydney located in the former building of the Bank of New South Wales; stunning products & accessories including lamps, furniture as well as a quirky leather tote bag made from tin.
Inspired by fashion and fairy tales, photographer Claire Rosen constructs whimsical worlds, designs costumes and captures beauty with her camera. As both a fine art and commercial photographer, Rosen explores the dualities that exist in life. By working with themes and imagery from fables and children’s stories, Rosen investigates universal truths while appealing to our desire for fantasy.
Cool, clever, and full of visual impact, these mixed media collages from Argentinian graphic designer Larissa Haily Aguado are both dynamic and hilarious. Our hat goes off to Liarissa for her ability to blend disparate images for spectacularly simple results.