‘I love this jacket. It has so much personality. I don’t think I’ve ever owned a piece of clothing that has as much character as this piece has – all of its own. But what’s brilliant about it is that its character seems to enhance and amplify your own. It’s the kind of jacket that turns a simple outfit into a ‘look’, in fashion parlance. And it’s unbelievably handy for my work as a journalist. Its first outing was on a press trip last week to see the house and studio of Alexander Calder in France. And as I toured the house I had a pocket for my phone/camera, a pocket for my notebook and pen, and I didn’t need a bag at all. I think I might commission another one – perhaps wool – for winter and just dispense with handbags altogether.’
Beutiful portraiture by Atong Atem. She takes photos exploring the cultural identities of first and second-generation African migrants in Australia. Her images focus on Third Culture Kids, who are often growing up in a perpetual identity crisis.
Now in stock: muslin T.shirts, cross back aprons, wrapped skirts and dungarees.
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Hormazd Narielwalla (1979) is a London-based artist who works in collage. Narielwalla uses bespoke Savile Row tailoring patterns, and their antiquarian and contemporary trade counterparts, to create artworks exploring the body in abstract form. His practice began in the workrooms of the tailoring firm Dege & Skinner in London’s Savile Row, with an artist’s book, Dead Man’s Patterns (2008),
Looking a bit like Snuffkin
Patchwork jacket involving antique linen sheet and printed fabric scrap; one off from Scobel Clothing.
The fabric scrap was rescued from Grannies scrap box. She had this fabric as her kitchen curtains. The design is taken from David Gentleman’s sketchbook after a year travelling round Spain as the country recovered from civil war. I particularly like this honest take on the’ Toile de joi’ as opposed to the more traditional ‘Marie Antoinette’ version
Exhibition at The ideas Store 321 Whitechapel Road E1 1BU – until 30th August 2015
A paper sewing machine sewn by Ruth is pure genius. She also has paper hairdryers too..She finds interesting scraps of paper and dips them in wax then stitches them together. There are also sculptures made out of found objects such as hair curlers and wooden handles