I don’t know why suddenly there are so many great movies to watch and fab books to read, but this is another post about a brilliant book I found while wandering through my local bookshop: “70s Style & Design” by Dominic Lutyens and Kirsty Hislop. “We wanted to explore the lesser know and in some cases forgotten designers of the decade,’ says Lutyens, ‘ without neglecting such perenially fascinating episodes of 70′s history, such as Biba and punk. A lot of looks that were born in the 70′s, such as the Debbie Harry/Fiorucci look became associated with the 80′s, because the mainstream was slow to catch up.’
The book is about 70′s cool (no synthetic fabrics, flares and the usual tat) and covers fashion, design, architecture, interiors and art. Divided into four themes: the pop movement and the rise of postmodernism; the Edwardian, 20′s and 30′s revivals; the back to nature movement and finally the decade’s avant-garde movers and shakers.
Expect images from the designs of Alan Aldridge, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Daniel Hechter, Jean Paul-Goude, Barbara Hulanicki, Laura Ashley, Ossie Clark, Celia Birtwell, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood.
Buy it here or here.
Right now I´m in the middle of becoming a Visual Merchandiser for Swedens most famous fashion store. The training takes 3 months, and I’m being trained by Peter, and Tamara in Utrecht. A few weeks back Tamara came to work having the most wonderfull necklace around her neck (well where would you put a NECKlace anywhere besides your neck, as that’s where it’s made for right?).
Turned out the necklace she was rocking is from a brand that is her friends company: Toois.nl!
It’s a super cool brand, that even has exclusives (one of a kind, one piece ever produced items!).
They have adult jewerelly:
And Name Jewellery, where you can have your name necklace!
so go and check out www.toois.nl
I’m not sure what’s happening with all the Dutch museums, but suddenly they seem to have discovered the fashion world. So in the near future I will be in Rotterdam to visit the “The Art of Fashion” exhibition in museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The exhibition is about the balance between fashion and art and focusses on installations, performances and sculptural designs. So don’t expect it to be very wearable…..
The exhibition shows designs by Viktor & Rolf, Naomi Filmer, Hussein Chalayan, Anna-Nicole Ziesche, Walter Van Beirendonck and more.
Viktor & Rolf, Fall-Winter 2007-2008
”The Art of Fashion: Installing Allusions” at the museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 19 september 2009 - 10 januari 2010
For more info check www.boijmans.nl
Filed under Art, Designers
Illustrator Kevin Dart has made some of the artwork for the current No Doubt summer tour. His art is really amazing, very girlie and sixties inspired.
A few months ago he was asked to do a poster for the No Doubt tour. They had come up with the theme “A Clockwork Orange” for their tour, and wanted to be portrayed in a 60′s suspense-movie poster based on the song “Spiderwebs”. Here’s what he came up with:
I think he has done a amazing job, I love it! These are some earlier rough sketches:
And he has done some other great art as well. Some examples:
All pictures from his website: www.kevindart.com.