Radical Self Reliance: Wearing a Square (Tomoko Nakamichi’s Pattern Magic 2)

February 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm
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Inspired by Lisa Shahno’s work earlier this week, I remembered that there are some batty geometrically flavoured patterns in the Pattern Magic series by Tomoko Nakamichi.  The Wearing a Square pattern is one of the more wearable items in the books as well as one of the simplest.  It can be made from a variety of fabrics including stiffer material making it look more like a business jacket, drapey jersey, and atypical metallic blends. The […]

Closer to the Edit: Florence Welch Grammys Dress 2013

February 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm
Florence Welch

Flo?  I’m really frakking impressed.  Screw those matronly floral maxi get ups, stick with the reptilian skin from Givenchy.  We just need to find you a green sequined set of SWEAR Armadillos. Might as well go for broke eh? Florence Welch Grammys Dress 2013: See The Singer’s Red Carpet Look! (PHOTOS).

Fast Forward: Lisa Shahno – Squaring the Square 2009

February 12, 2013 at 9:11 pm
Lisa Shahno pink leather geometric dress

I have no idea how I came upon Russian designer Lisa Shahno, but I’m twitter-pated.  Like with Wipprecht she is able to create futuristic clothing that is aesthetically successful (ie. it looks good), interesting, unique, while maintaining a conceptually complicated theme throughout her collections.  These work as art installations, or you could see them on the streets of Harajuku, on Bjork or Florence Welch (maybe Ginnifer Goodwin if she’s feeling frisky), or at a more theatrical […]

Fast Forward: Levitation

February 9, 2013 at 2:01 am
Jessica Stam - Solve Sundsbo Photoshoot 2006 for Numero 11

Ugh, past my bedtime. Levitation Model: Jessica Stam Photographer: Solve Sundsbo Magazine: Numero Issue: November 2006

Radical Self-Reliance: Body as joint – The non seam form

February 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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I would suggest adding a pair of Geek Boutique Ninja Stars or Algorithms and you’re good to go.   Thanks to Geekologie for the original post.

Shuffle: this $h!+ was 3d printed

February 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm
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  via this$h!+was3dprinted on Vimeo.  

Fast Forward: Sandra Backlund

February 4, 2013 at 9:02 pm
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Following last weeks 3D printed dresses, Sandra Backlund similarly creates 3D textiles using knitting techniques.  Pretty much, it looks like HR Giger did a bunch of K and picked up a pair of knitting needles.  No freaking clue how on earth she made these.  Unreal.  Check out her website for more.

Fast Forward: Bubbleicious

February 1, 2013 at 10:30 pm
Natalia Vodionova Bubbleicious by Craig McDean for W Magazine 002

Kinda funny but the older I get, the brighter my outfits get.  Ten years ago I wouldn’t be caught dead in pink.  Only shades and earth tones.  Now I have multiple pink-themed outfits, lilac fun fur and everything.  The techno-snob has definitely been playa-fied over the years.  Outfits below would be my version of a candy raver.  Or a more urban appropriate and tasteful version of my playa wear. Bubbleicous Model – Natalia Vodianova Photographed […]

Shuffle: Urban Security Suit

January 31, 2013 at 2:27 pm
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Apocalyptic Accessories: Fashion for the End of the World | Designs & Ideas on Dornob. “Better than just bullet-proof, this body-molded Kevlar and breathable neoprene ‘Urban Security Suit’ packs one helluva an aesthetic punch – on top of stopping anything short of an atomic bomb. Simple whites, grays, browns, dull greens and blues let the accents speak for themselves in this unusual top by Dutch conceptual clothing designer Tim Smit: a bulky side pocket that […]

Rewind: Techno Snob 101

January 30, 2013 at 6:34 pm
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First in a series trying to clarify and describe different raver clothing styles.  Also wanted to clear up where this blog is coming from  This is more or less how I attempted to dress as a young (er) raver.  By and large I NEVER see this style out on the dance floors anymore.  You may have noticed but many of my other posts are inspired by this style.  It is possible to find stuff nowadays […]