Thursday, August 12, 2010

Image of the Day

Stills from an animated feature at AnOther on six recent graduates from Central Saint Martins, the Antwerp Academy, and the Royal College of Art – Europe's top schools for fashion design.

I always like seeing what graduating design students (fashion or otherwise) are doing because it tends to reflect pure inspiration, with an awareness of but less concern for the larger commercial world. "
How would they describe their own work?," AnOther asks. "Controlled maximalism with a focus on texture, says Matthew Harding. An imaginary world. Not a dream world, but one that exists parallel to ours, says Nathalie Fordeyn. Pure, clear, sober, says Simone Sommer." Click here to see the animated photos (very cool, and great color), and to read short interviews with the designers.

Looks shown above, clockwise from top left:
Chen Shao-Yen
, Central Saint Martins
Nathalie Fordeyn, Antwerp Academy
Kirsty Emery, Royal College of Art
Matthew Harding, Central Saint Martins
Lilly Heine, Central Saint Martins
Simone Sommer, Royal College of Art.

Shoot credits: Film: Ben Toms / Styling: Cathy Edwards / Concept and Interactive Direction: Francisco Salvado / Model: Melissa Tammerijn at Union Models / Hair: Naoki Komiya at Julian Watson Agency / Make-up: Janeen Witherspoon at Julian Watson Agency / Styling assistance: Hollie Lacayo / Hair assistant: Shin Sone

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