Tuesday, January 27, 2009

it's all hussein chalayan up in here :: podcast

you MUST check out this podcast posted today on dezeen: http://tinyurl.com/c9rltm

white silk/bamboo scarf

i've finally taken images of the christmas gift i made for a very good friend that's into "cafe racing", a theme that fully influenced my choice of materials and color. thanks to kate for being such a sport. isn't she pretty? like she could be a part-time model.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

ribbon example

a very restrained example of what i plan to do with the silk

a sherbert whirlwind...

the plan my friends... the plan... though continuously snowballing... is to
1. hand dye/paint raw silk
2. print one of my patterns on the silk
3. create garments

while simultaneously...

1. weaving large spans of "cloth" quite delicately and lace-like
2. weaving some of the silk into the piece, pulling some of the silk so it creates this whimsical, 3 dimensional effect (will attach an additional photo shortly)
3. add on top of the silk garments

the idea is you will be able to see the pattern in various spots on the garment through the webbish weaving.

get it?

Friday, January 2, 2009