Sunday, September 09, 2012

currently crushing: mixed media.......

Many moons ago when I was but a wee child, school art classes were infused with old magazines and newspapers, dried pasta, cardboard, pipe cleaners, string and various odds and ends. From this crazy collection we would create masterpieces that only our parents could love. Sticking something on top of the other, mashing them together and creating something glorious. Which is exactly what the master of mixing it up, Central Saint Martins graduate Michael van der Ham does. Obviously with much nicer things then dried pasta and pipe cleaners, things like silk, lace and cashmere.
See below

 The man has some serious collaging skills, mixing up silk and cashmere and lace to brilliant effect.
Erdem and Victoria Beckham have also gotten on the mixing it up bandwagon with some super cool threads.

I'm quite partial to the idea of mixing fabrics and textures to create something a little different.
Fashion is about breaking rules right?
So why can't we wear silk with tweed, cashmere with denim, or jersey with velvet.
I'm not putting a question mark at the end of that sentence because we can!
I say lets pull out our sequins and silks and our leather and tweed, throw it all on and strut straight out the front door, and hey even if the rest of the world hates it at least we'll always have our folks,
they HAVE to love what we do!