Last year when in FLORENCE, I got into the habit of just collecting magazine tears of anything that seemed interesting and started accumullating information- that to be honest- I didnt know i had....
Anyhow, ARRIVE IN MILAN-NEW PROJECTS ARE ASSIGNED AND IN SEARCH OF INSPIRATION i was... so I began to rumage through my personal "library" and found an architecture report with images of the EDENPROJECT in cornwall, england along with other simmilar structures.
i kept my eyes open for other directions, but instead i grew curious about what was behind these... and i IMMERSED MYSELF andbegan to study/research/google/skim...
apart from collecting hundreds of other directional images and ending up in a somewhat unexpected mixmatch...
HERE IS SOME... brainstorm/infogathering/ideawork:
- science and art combine to result in functional beauty.celebrate the manmade, not as a competitor to nature but as its progression
When most designers were running back to their archives to recreate past hits, Alexander McQueen defiantly sent out a collection which could be called anything but safe. Never one to compromise his bold, lavish and rebellious vision, his collections epitomise fashion as we all love it. With vivid colour, uncompromising shapes and inventive catwalk shows, his often risqué collections are a celebration of contrasting elements: romance and horror, fragility and strength, and craftsmanship and technology. EMBRACE the attitude of boldness, the undeniable urge to push fashion into a new realm.
- simpleapproach: experiment, improvise, innovate. Fashion is taught not as a solitary field but as a melting pot of diverse artistic and philosophical subjects.
- to study/sounds interesting: Ecoshack is an experimental design lab that started its days in Joshua Tree, California. With the design studio’s main base now in LA, founder Stephanie Smith believes the Ecoshack concept is “inspired by the ad hoc, indigenous and archetypal typologies typically found at the fringes of society”. Smith explores new ideas of culture and launched the Wanna Start a Commune? initiative, with the ethos: “Let’s take an old idea and give it a new attitude. Becoming more collective is the goal.” Communes, or communities that share resources, are a business model worth adapting, as traditional notions of ownership disintegrate, and the ideas of sharing and collaborating are embraced.