Monday, May 21
The celestial, magical world of intergalactic space is the source of inspiration for designers wanting to take us on a cosmic ride to outer space. Astrology, astronomy and physics become a starting point for designers wanting to capture the awe of the universe. Jolan Van der Wiel’s manipulates gravity by positioning opposing magnetic fields in a machine which determines the shape of the final piece. The random forms are characterised by freakish shapes which appear to be controlled by a super-natural phenomenon.
Designers are discarding molds and casts that create ubiquitous mass manufactured products and embracing experimental techniques that create random shapes and unexpected forms. Galactic rocks and cosmic dust are the source of inspiration for, resins and rock like textures. Experimental jeweler, Maud Traon, combines materials such as fimo clay, glitter and electroformed copper with found objects and gems. Her collection of rings evoke a sense of space-like magic. Powder explosions captured by Ine van den Elzen appear more outer-worldly as if she’s captured a cosmic nebula.
Christophe Kane’s 2011 collection features garments adorned with digitally printed fabrics of the cosmos with flaring nebulae and stellar explosions as if seen by the Hubble telescope
Deep burgundies are illuminated with amethyst and azure. The palette is intensified by molten lava as if directly lifted from a supernova.
PANTONE 305 U
PANTONE 144 U
PANTONE 2593 U
PANTONE 241 U
PANTONE 2757 U
PANTONE 276 U
GFSMITH: Peregrina Classics Ocean Blue
GFSMITH: Gmund Treasury Trust
GFSMITH: Plike Dark Blue