Thursday, 25 October 2012

Clet: Florentine Street Artist...

Just days after my big move to Florence this September, As I was standing at my apartment window having a sneaky cig, I happened to notice that the T Junction sign across the street had a little man tagged on it, giving it the appearance of a crucifix. Amazed I showed my roomies and we giggled over it and applauded the genius teen that happened to get his hands on a permanent marker and come up with such a great idea... 
As it happens, I started to see more tagged street signs everywhere I went, and then the other night whilst on a night out I passed a gallery belonging to the street artist who is responsible for these works: Clet.


The artist has been based in Florence for the last twenty years and has a studio here.
I love that he takes street signs, which although small are always relevant, and makes them into works of art with just a few strokes of his paintbrush (or marker...). These effortless street works are one of the many things that make Florence the artistic and beautiful city it is.









What do you think? Is Clet about to give Banksy a run for his money?

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Monday, 15 October 2012

Chinese Designer Appreciation: Guo Pei

I just had to show you the fabulous creations of Guo Pei, another high fashion, super talented designer..











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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Chinese Fashion Designer Appreciation: Uma Wang

Chinese designer Uma Wang has become a leader in the Chinese fashion industry thanks to her skillfully crafted, wooly collections... her ten years of experience with major fashion brands really comes across in her beautiful, aesthetic works of art/designs.. 
Take a look for yourself...









Check out Uma Wangs official website here!

Monday, 8 October 2012

Chinese Designer Appreciation: Yang Du

In last weeks history of costume class we began studying Chinese fashion throughout the years...
It just so happens to be extremely interesting and my favorite topic so far..
After learning about the Silk road, the Shang period and various other historical topics, I found myself curious to see how Chinese fashion has developed today, and researched into a few Chinese designers.
Yang Du, a surrealist designer, was among my favorites!
With collections called 'Falling in love is a risk' and 'It is a dream in colors' you just know this one is going to be interesting! I love how her pieces are crazy, colorful and oh so out there just like Chinese fashion is today! Here's a look at some of my favorite pieces from various collections...







To see more of these fabulous creations check out her official website here!
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