Friday, 29 June 2012

British Design Exhibition



At the moment there are quite a lot of exhibitions themed around Britishness. Obviuosly to tie in with the upcoming Olympics. One of the best of these is the V&A's exhibition, British Design 1948–2012: Innovation in the Modern Age, celebrates the best of British post-war art and design from the 1948 ‘Austerity Games' to the present day. Over 300 British design objects highlight significant moments in the history of British design and how the country continues to nurture artistic talent and be a world leader in creativity and design.

My favourite pieces in the show were the punk wear from Vivienne Westwood. The Hussein Chalayan light dress. Damien Hirst's pharmacy restaurant. Also the British green, yellow and white road signage.I think it is great that the theme has been taken through to the main entrance and shop too. With pillars surrounded in iconic British prints, mainly from the fifties era. 

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Buttons in Haberdashery













In the CherryKatie shop, now avaliable buttons to buy. In the new buttons section in the haberdashery. Uploaded are a range of buttons, such as vintage and fabric. The link to the buttons section: http://cherrykatie.mysupadupa.com/collections/buttons

Thursday, 14 June 2012

In the Best Possible Taste Tapestries









I have been enjoying Grayson Perry's programme, 'In the Best Possible Taste.' He creates tapestries based on his research on today's social classes, ending in a exhibition. The photograph of him on his bike is not from the programme, but I think it is the greatest picture of him

As he reflected upon the classes, I could recognise things in myself, such as the middle class Cath Kidston bag. However I see myself as working class, and I would not want to aspire to move out of this group. He created two tapestries to represent each class, therefore six in total. The tapestries were created by firsty drawn by hand, then scanned into Photoshop then weaved from a computerised machine.

The six tapestries

Working Class
1. The Adoration of the Cage Fighters
2. The Agony in the Car Park

Middle Class
3. The Expulsion from Number Eight Eden Close
4. The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal

Upper Class
5. The Upper Class at Bay
6. Lamentation

Pictures are in order above, I could not find a picture of Lamentation though. Also I have been wanting for a long time, the purple Grayson Perry scarf in the Tate Modern shop.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Spring Summer 2012 Underwear Designs 5 & 6





Above are my Spring Summer 2012 Underwear Designs Art Attack and Power Florals These are the fifth and sixth of six designs. I will be making all of my designs, all of the underwear will be handmade in London, UK. 

Art Attack
The Inspiration: Abstract Art. Models donned swaths of solid color and geometric shapes this season. From Barbara Bui’s clean, modern lines to Herm├Ęs’ angular couture, the art world’s twentieth-century geometric abstraction movement made its way to the runways.

Power Florals
Hyperbright florals were everywhere, including on trousers.
The underwear will be available on www.cherrykatie.co.uk

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Spring Summer 2012 Underwear Designs 3 & 4




Above are my Spring Summer 2012 Underwear Designs. Americana Retro and Sugar Pastels. These are the third and fourth of six designs. I will be making all of my designs, all of the underwear will be handmade in London, UK.

Americana Retro
The decade of rock 'n' roll has the fashion world all shook up this spring. What could be more evocative of 50s glamour than Marilyn Monroe? Call it the mad men affect, but wasp waisted silhouettes and vintage accessories continue to captivate designers for spring summer 2012.

Sugar Pastels 
After months of blaring neon and eye-searing prints, the pretty pastels we saw from Francisco Costa at Calvin Klein Collection and the new duo at Valentino were a welcome palette cleanser. Giambattista Valli and Louis Vuitton’s Marc Jacobs embraced the light, too, serving up colour-blocked looks in sweet ice cream shades. Two scoops, please.

The underwear will be available on www.cherrykatie.co.uk

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Spring Summer 2012 Underwear Designs 1 & 2





Above are my Spring Summer 2012 Underwear Designs, Ultra Brights and Flirty Texture. These are the first two of six designs. I will be making all of my designs, all of the underwear will be handmade in London, UK.

Ultra Bright Trend
Spring runways were more colorful than the crowd at a Lady Gaga concert. Bold, solid-color pieces—like a cardi and skirt, wrap dress or demure one-piece suit—make simple dressing look glam. Our style tip: Stick to three colors max to avoid the girly, Rainbow Brite look.

Flirty Texture 
Sexy texture, a flourish of flirty lace is key to spring's old-school scarlet vibe.

The underwear will be available on www.cherrykatie.co.uk

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Summer Window Displays











I always have a look at the window displays around town. Two I particularly like are American Apparel and Liberty's spring summer windows. The displays at American Apparel on Carnaby street, consisted of over sized flower heads. Whilst at Liberty's the windows are of their collaboration Dr Martens. Boots and bags, my favourite is the Strawberry Thief design.