Friday, July 29, 2011

Flow Chart

Inspiration is a fickle mistress. One moment you are basking in the warmth of a splendid design revelation...the next in a morass of impracticality. Today's post is a 'how to' guide from my somewhat fragmented approach to building a collection. The set of three images have no bearing in terms of chronology or location, but they clearly have a singular theme. One comes today from from New York while the second image is the cover of Vogue Italia from April 1991 (Steven Meisel). Our final shot is a spiny lizard who illustrates to us that the forms we incorporate into fashion and design can have a very primal origin. I don't know how many crocodiles or ostriches would fancy ending up as a Hermes handbag!

Sorry about the poor quality scan. 

My point is that how we interpret what we see is such a personal thing. How our recollections and exposure to images stimulate associations could explain how we reference designs subconciously. What I do know is that I'm a voracious consumer of magazines and a keen viewer of  The Simpsons. That may be more of an indicator of a mid-life crisis however than an indicator of any great artistic bent.

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