Blog: Wearable textiles

Twelve Tempting Textile Gifts for Christmas 2014

Sock Monkey at Lehman's

Denna Jones Our eclectic range of twelve textile related gifts includes three experiential gifts – exhibitions in London, New York, and Berlin. Whether for others or yourself, there’s something here for everyone. On the border of the Blenheim Palace estate lies the village of Woodstock where The Cotswold Tailor creates bespoke suits as fine as… Read more »

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Exhibitions, Homewares, Rugs & Carpets, Textiles, Uncategorized, Wearable textiles
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New Designers 2014: the genius of Gen Z

New Designers Flower Girl by Denna Jones

Denna Jones The annual New Designers exhibition of recent graduate work from across the UK was dominated this year by a demographic whose outlook is a fusion of the youngest of the Millennials (born circa 1980), and the elders of Generation Z (born circa 1995). Your reviewer’s conversations with  Part 1 ND graduates (notably Luna… Read more »

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Vintage Dutch Design – AaBe Wool Blankets Exhibition

reindeer vintage wool blanket

Denna Jones Wool blankets – cream with red or aqua stripes and yellow with red stripes and green borders – are stacked on a flat bed sleigh behind a harnessed reindeer in a snowy landscape. Clad in red with a fur framed yellow hood, the sleigh’s driver holds a receipt for the man in the… Read more »

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Turkish Textiles in Rome

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The Fondaco Dei Turchi shop in Rome is run by Burak Serdaroglu, a Turk who has lived in Italy for twenty years. Serdaroglu sells handmade Turkish textiles which are make in a small family-run factory in Antioch in southeast Turkey. In this interview with Blouin ARTINFO he explains about how he convinced Italians, who are proud… Read more »

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Homewares, Textiles, Wearable textiles

Marimekko Fashion for Summer 2013

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If you are a fan of loud colourful pattern and don’t yet know the Finnish design brand Marimekko, feast your eyes on this clothing. The Marimekko name is synonymous with bright colour and bold pattern and the company’s latest fashion designs for summer 2013 are seriously mouthwatering! The new collection includes a series of limited… Read more »

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Fashion, New Collections, Wearable textiles

Object 12-1 by Matija Čop

Object 12-1 by Matija Cop

These stunning images illustrate the Object 12-1 project by Croatian designer Matija Čop. The garments are constructed from interlocking laser cut foam pieces and are influenced by construction techniques and shapes found in gothic architecture. The layouts are taken from the plans of cathedrals such as St. Jacob’s in Šibenik, Croatia. The garments can be taken apart and reconstructed… Read more »

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Fashion, Wearable textiles

Cat mug and Louisville Slugger: it’s COVER clean up day

Left hand: Everything Tastes Better with Cat Hair In It coffee mug. Right hand: Pro-Stock Lite Louisville Slugger. Soundscape: Mary Anne Hobbs. Your scribe is ready to open the vault door of the COVER blog archive and flip on the squirrel cage lightbulb. Unauthorised link bait and spam jink like cockroaches. Your scribe is on… Read more »

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Ho, ho, ho! Merrymekko!

Confession. Your scribe Christmas self-gifted on her way to the Anne Kyyrö Quinn reception last week. Signposted by a clock on the pavement of the retail juggernaut that is Oxford Street, St Christopher’s Place is a wee lane with enticing small shops. Marimekko is one. The siren song of a horizontally striped poncho was sufficient… Read more »

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Venetian splendour

The sumptuous damasks of the illustrious Italian fabric house Rubelli have been teamed with a shoe company equally steeped in tradition to fabulous effect. Masked balls here we come! RW

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We Like, Wearable textiles

Beer bottle jeans from Bonobos

‘Bottle Rockets’ are New York clothing company Bonobos‘ latest denim trouser design, which are produced from recycled cotton and polyester in combination with plastic beer bottles, which ranges between 3-5 for each pair, to make the final product.

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Fashion, Wearable textiles

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