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‘The Next Black’ is a documentary film that explores the future of clothing. Watch as we meet with some of the most innovative companies on the planet to get their opinion on clothing and its future, including: heroes of sustainability, Patagonia; tech-clothing giants, Studio XO; sportswear icon, adidas; and Biocouture, a consultancy exploring living organisms to grow clothing and accessories.
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Remarkable collection of underwater thesis merged with the dignity of the ice queens was presented in a magnificent fashion translation stamped by Alexander McQueen for Spring/Summer 2012 season. Sarah Burton, the creative mind of Alexander McQueen’s brand was highly inspired by the sea – one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring wonders of the nature. The cast of mythological sirens and glorious sea creatures followed the aquatic influence with the intricate, well-detailed masterpieces, complexity of forms and its multiple interpretations on fabrics. There was supremacy of lightweight materials like silk chiffon, organza and tulle giving the feeling of softness and finesse. The fabrics outlined the nature of the waterfalls, sea foams,oyster like designs, coral Raff forms implemented on the gowns The palette of colors had very gentle and romantic feel with the scope for white, shell pink, silvery lilac and peach hues to gold opulence of matelassé Jacquard and strong coral-red. There was also a space for the signature of Gothic black in fetish transition of laser cut leather with lingerie detailing. Very interesting accent was presented through the lace headpieces. With the top-to-toe concept, the innovative treatment expressed the dramatic illusion of the sea.
The fashion show was the art presentation blurring the line between reality and theatrical performance depicting nymphs, ethereal beings and aquatic creatures. Balancing among mathematical precision,couture artistry and costume design Sarah Burton managed to continue the legacy initiated by McQueen himself with the DNA of the house.
Photographed by Kevin Tachman
SHE IS THE TRUE SYNTHESIS BETWEEN ART AND FASHION, BECAUSE SHE BELIEVES THAT THE BEST, MOST CREATIVE DESIGNERS, LIKE LEE [MCQUEEN], LIKE YSL … THEY ARE ARTISTS. DAPHNE IS HERSELF, WITHOUT EVEN TRYING.”
“She is one of the—if not the—most stylish women living”
Daphne Guinness, style icon, fashion enigma, art collector, promoter of eccentricity, fashion art and cutting-edge couture. She is a fashion patron, friend and muse to the most prolific visionaries including Alexander McQueen, Isabella Blow or Karl Lagerfeld. In the Undressed movie directed by Brennan Stasiewicz Daphne highlights the meaning of art and fashion in her life explaining : when I start doing something visual its because I cant express it by words.
The present exhibition in Museum at FIT dedicated to Daphne Guinness, targets at different angle of the fashion world featuring approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness’s personal collection
including creations by Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, Valentino, Lacroix Haute Couture, Azzedine Alaïa, Rick Owens, GarethPugh, her own designs, as well as previously unseen pieces by Alexander McQueen
The exhibition will also showcase films, videos, and images of and by her. The exhibition runs from September 16 to January 7, 2012.
“Craftmanship needs to return….We need better things, not more. We should not pollute the world with meaningless, unused things when we can make and support things of rare and precious beauty”
said Daphne Guinness as a judge for the 2010 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize