RESORT 2015 Proenza Schouler

I am extremely inspired by Proenza Schouler's resort 2015 collection that is inspired by artist, Clyfford Still. 

Clyfford Still was an American painter, who was born in North Dakota in 1904 and died in New York in 1980.   He is credited as being one of the most well known figures of Abstract Expressionism along with Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.  Abstract Expressionism is known for its energetic brushwork, large scale, and spontaneous or subconscious expression.  

 Clyfford Still, 1957-D No. 1, 1957, Oil on canvas, 113 x 159 in, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Clyfford Still, 1957-D No. 1, 1957, Oil on canvas, 113 x 159 in, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

 Clyfford Still, 1957, j no 2

Clyfford Still, 1957, j no 2

 Clyfford Still

Clyfford Still

 Proenza Schouler, Resort 2014, image via style.com  http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2015RST-PSCHOULER

Proenza Schouler, Resort 2014, image via style.com

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2015RST-PSCHOULER

 Proenza Schouler, Resort 2014, image via style.com  http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2015RST-PSCHOULER

Proenza Schouler, Resort 2014, image via style.com

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2015RST-PSCHOULER

 Proenza Schouler, Resort 2014, image via style.com  http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2015RST-PSCHOULER

Proenza Schouler, Resort 2014, image via style.com

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2015RST-PSCHOULER

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If I lived in Ettore Sottsass' Neighborhood

I am honored that my new project, "If I lived in Ettore Sottsass' Neighborhood", was featured on my favorite design site, It's Nice That!  I am drawn to Memphis for its use of bright colors, squiggly lines, asymmetrical shapes, and its sense of humor.   To read the article please visit, It's Nice That.

 

Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. In Italy in 1981, Sottsass and some fellow designers and architects founded the Memphis Group named after Bob Dylan's song, "Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again".


Nathalie Du Pasquier was a founding member of the Memphis group, and is known for her ingenious pattern designs that are colorful, explosive, and exuberant.  


Ettore Sottsass' Tahiti Lamp is made fro inexpensive materials like plastic and metal, but the creativity of its unconventional bird-like character is considered a symbol of the entire Memphis Movement.  Its style is polar opposite from the rationalism of the 1970s, and lead to Memphis being described as a mix between Bauhaus and Fisher-Price. 



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Memphis patterns and shapes are undeniably linked to the 1980s.  The shapes of the pieces were exuberant and colorful.  Pieces featured sharp angles and interesting curves.


Martine Bedin designed The Super Lamp, which was inspired by her childhood travels.  When Sottsass first saw the drawing, he asked her to explain it.  She talked about wanting to design furniture she could take with her.  "I can carry it behind me like a dog", she said.  



prints, patterns

I am so excited to be included in the 2014 UPPERCASE Magazine Surface Pattern Design Guide and to be included in their great video, "How to Stand Out In Surface Pattern Design"!

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