recent shoot by Hugo Garay http://www.facebook.com/hugogaray http://www.hugogaray.com
Follow the link to see my work on Karen Torrisi’s Website
click on the link to see a selection of images from the UTS Preview Show 2011,
I was excited to see someone had taken a quick snap of my shoes from my collection backstage! and included it on the blog. YAY
the shoes are embellished with custom made ceramic mosaic ‘buttons’ that I had stitched onto the shoe, all the buttons are unique and the imagery comes from
my interpretation of the Frida Kahlo story. Thanks to Wendy for helping me with these 🙂
This print is an original, complete with my own sketches, painting and photography. This print will be a part of a series of textiles for my collection which will serve to represent different aspects of frida kahlo’s life. This print in particular represents her sexuality and the challenges she had embracing her self as a woman. Love was a tricky topic for her, she experienced so much pain in her life- physically, emotionally, etc. Here I explore the impact on this on her sexual life and the varied and intense interactions she experienced, perhaps due to the for-mentioned history she had.
I think after agonizing and refining my drawings i am becoming a little boring out of fear/stress/tiredness. Time to look back on original inspiration and mentors and remind myself what this collection is all about, to get the spirit back!
Tao is one of my mentors because of her spontaneity and youthfulness. This collection of fall 09 has been saved on my computer for ages. It’s not my aesthetic exactly, but this designer obviously sticks to her original motive whilst pushing her ideas as far as she can with print, embellishment, volume and head to toe styling!!
my print designing is getting hyper and i have never been so excited about colour. still very early days but i have enjoyed the idea of sitting back and print designing things that i love, its really comforting to be thinking about my own likes and my own direction rather than trying to fill a brief 🙂