The other week I went to the V&A to see the Yohji Yamamoto exhibition. It was a gorgeous sunny day and I was on my bike, so I was already feeling pretty excited and inspired.
I can't get enough of Japanese fashion. I think some of the most innovative and fearless stuff in the industry comes from them - and the Belgians of course. Yamamoto in particular uses the most amazing pattern cutting, as well as having some beautiful lookbooks going back over the last few years (of course it does help when you're working with photographers like Nick Knight and Paolo Roversi). The few knitwear pieces they had on display were fluid, super soft and mixed varying textures. There was also a dress that I would kill for - black crepe with buttons running down the sides from top to bottom. If anyone knows where I can get my hands on that, I would be pretty damn happy!
As usual I walked away full of ideas of what to do next. S/S has already taken on a direction of it's own, but I'm fairly sure you'll see some of Yamamoto's influence creeping in there somewhere...
[Images taken from the V&A website]
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Saturday, 23 April 2011
I encountered a lot of alpaca while I was travelling around Peru. Three years later and their fleece is a regular fixture in my work. It makes an incredibly soft & luxurious yarn that is a pleasure to work with and a joy to wear.
Monday, 4 April 2011
Friday, 1 April 2011
Last night's press evening in Liberty's Heritage Suite was a huge success. Thanks to my brilliant team who made sure everything ran smoothly and to all who came along to see the collection.
I'll be posting some shots of the event shortly, so watch this space....