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.
Kirsty Mitchell’s Wonderland is an superb storybook without words. “Gaia, The Birth of An End ” is the first of ten portraits to make up it’s final chapter.
G’day and welcome to the December 2013 edition of Yellowtrace Spotlight – the last one for the year! In this month’s design news you can read about the new Jac + Jack store by George Livissianis; Mr Miyagi in Melbourne by Eades & Bergman; Young Bloods Diner by March Studio; new lighting from RUBN, furniture by Ross Gardam, NOMI and Caon Studio for Anomaly; beautiful new scarves by Good&Co; and Behomm.com – a travel revolution for designers and visual artists…
Damien Hirst’s highly anticipated collaboration with Alexander McQueen of 30 limited edition scarves is celebrated in a short film by Sølve Sundsbø.
Dior Runway 2014 for SS collection was a striking tropical wonderland housed in a temporary structure in Jardin du Musée Rodin in Paris.
Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin are Swedish product designers who took on a giant challenge as their graduation project – developing an invisible bike helmet.