mercredi 18 octobre 2017

duck & bees at fashion week



by Marie-Paola Bertrand-Hillion
Twice a year for London fashion week,  you play the same game, you dress up, show off and pretend you are important in the world of fashion. All the world's catwalk and this season I rocked up my plastic duckies outfit on the street of London. 
plastic dukcs are not only for your bath! by Marie-Paola Bertrand-Hillion
With it neoprene base and stitched on plastic ducks, it is  perfect outfit for London uncertain weather where the streets could turn into giant pond! I remember my joy when I found this whole lot of plastic ducks in the baby care section of Pound land, with the combination of colours and texture, I could straight away picture a new design.  I am sure I looked manic filling frenetically my pound land basket with all this plastic toys on front of dismayed  non-yummy mummies.  







by Marie-Paola Bertrand-Hillion

I was lucky to meet with my favourite street style photographer Marie Paola, that travel all the way from Paris to capture British stylish & eccentric  people.  

We decided to meet at Gareth Pugh in Waterloo but anti fur militants where blocking the way and making it impossible to shoot.  We then decided to migrate to the iconic waterloo bridge which match well with the outfit as it seems that my little duckies are ready to take a swim in the Thames! 


by Marie-Paola Bertrand-Hillion






with  very talented designer Sadie Clayton at her LFW presentation

with  the singer Fleur East at  designer Sadie Clayton LFW presentation



with Kala Kala colours by Jimnemer 

by AL G Vizcaino 
Queen Bee By Anthony Lycett 
Queen Bee By Anthony Lycett 





For september colour walk, I opted for an autumnal  look, wearing a vintage 60s deshabillé, it is a bit like going in the street in your dressing gown but who cares in London?  

Don't worry Be Happy By Anthony Lycett 



Combined with a bees and flowers headpieces, bucolic and pastoral, I felt I look a bit like a Shakespearian character in "Twelves nights" and people said painting my eyebrow in such a bright colour really changes my features and is a bit disturbing.  
By Anthony Lycett 


By Anthony Lycett 
like always, Sue Harding now how to capture the moment making us look like atemporal characters from a children illustrated book.   






 I was at my desk playing with a soft toy barbie (only heads and limbs are plastic and the rest is like wooly toys) and bending it around my neck where the fit reach the head, I realised it was making a bracelet.  So I decided to adorned it with colourful chunky beads & pompons to make a bendy yoga bracelet barbie for Sue Kreitzman.  I am pretty proud of my invention because I think no one has never done it before! best things always happen when I daydream and idea just connect to each other by accident.  

Sue Kreitzman over the moon with her new bracelet 



Why do you have to go out when the world of style and fashion comes to you? extremely lucky to get portraits of beautiful & weird people wearing my design through the unique specs of Self.styled project

  musician @joeyfourr for Self.Styled 

I found this collector vintage gnomes of a great quality in a car boot sale, colours  of the clothes and shape gave me the idea of the neckpiece, in a car boot sale is always more  interesting when you find a lot, several of the same item.  I decided to create a story and revisit disney fairy tales.  I reworked the clothes of the gnomes.  In the original story, the dwarfs are working down the mine to extract diamonds.  
In the follow I imagined, they wear the diamonds on their outfits and are turned into a bling-festival version of themselves.  

 musician @joeyfourr for Self.Styled 

Digital Artist miss meatface shoot for Self.styled wearing my dinosaur neckpiece 

Performer Von Wager shoot for Self.Styled wearing by Ken & Barbie bad romance necklace 

Artist Cherry Random shoot for Self.styled wearing my snow white & dwarfs neckpiece
Artist Cherry Random shoot for Self.styled wearing my dinosaur collar 

Artist Cherry Random shoot for Self.styled wearing my cat necklace

Artist Melting body shoot by Self.styled with my dinosaur necklace 

Emily Malice, tatoo artist photographed by Self.Styled wearing ice cream neckpiece & headpiece.  
🍦💕🍦 the torment of tantalus 🍦💖🍦 when you love ice cream so much and you can't have it ✨ 

Emily Malice, tatoo artist photographed by Self.Styled wearing mermaid headpiece & can can necklace 
Emily Malice, tatoo artist photographed by Self.Styled wearing ice cream neckpiece & headpiece.  

dimanche 8 octobre 2017

Fabulous Extravaganza alternative fashion show



On this Pride weekend last , I organised a Fabulous Extravaganza of Food, Fashion and Colour  at Shed London in Haggerston  along with Florent Bidois, Carey Marvin and Monsterlune. Sue Kreitzman, aka the Colour Goddess, was brilliantly  compering the fashion show and cheering on us.



Alice Edwards, Laetitia Anne, Esme Loughrey, Endreita Elanor, Zophie Robinson, Bruna Ignatowska, Minerva Amiss, Lucia Gomes, Cinthya Machado
 The most psychedelic girl gang by Anthony Lycett 

My work is always colourful, playful and theatrical.  I mainly  works with recycled material, reclaimed fabrics and unwanted toys.  
Each outfit is a world in itself and has it his own independent concept rather than being part of a collection with a common theme. This "collection" is a more ready to wear" part of the work. A bit like Marc by Marc Jacobs or Karl by Karl Lagerfeld.  Even if it still take courage to wear the pieces in a beige world, they are more practical than my extravagant costumes and allow people to get on with your everyday life with a  touch of fabulousness.  The aim was then to launch a wearable art clothing line.  


Minerva is wearing my egg dress and neckpiece, very popular pop art piece as the majority of people love eggs and it is a very recognisable shape and great combination of colours to use.  The English breakfast as never been so glamourous spaced up by sequins! It is also an ironic hint to of fried eggs boobs like Sarah Lucas self portrait.  

Inspired by  Sarah Lucas Self Portrait with Fried Eggs 1996


Alice Edwards wearing my Jurassic Park jacket, I used a beige  canvas base with studs that looked like an adventurous explorer jacket.  The process was quite long as I had to cut in half very precisely the big size dinosaurs and drill holes in them and then stitch them on the jacket to create a kind of embossed landscape.  A friend told me I was like Damien Hirst, with a dinosaur version of his cut in half cow sculpture
Then I stitched the leaves of plastic palm tree around them to link the dinosaurs between them and recreate their natural habitat giving the feeling of a lush jungle.  They also provide some camouflage so the game is more fair with the dinosaurs hunters!
by Anthony Lycett 

by Anthony Lycett 


by Anthony Lycett 

by Anthony Lycett 

by Anthony Lycett 

by Anthony Lycett 
Lucia saved the show as I had a lost minute drop out.  Originally, she came with her friend Cynthia who was modelling for me just to see the show.  When I asked her to model for me, she was surprised but exited another exotic beauty gave another dimension to my tribal pearly mermaid look. 
by Anthony Lycett 
During the preparation a very nice moment happened.  I started to glue some gemstones on my face to create a continuity with my headpiece. At first I thought I will just do it around the eyes and then I started to expend.  For a dramatic effect I felt I would look good to cover my entire face and create a kind of gemstones mask.  The only problem is it was taking forever and the show was getting close.  One of my model saw me struggling on my own and took a brush and started helping me gluing the rhinestones, then another girl followed and an other one.  At the end it was a real team work and got down really quickly.  It was like a beautiful ritual of sisterhood where women were coming together to adorn a face with crystals.  


By Richard Kaby 


Alternative fashion show at SHED London july 2017 by Anne-Sophie Cochevelou


By Richard Kaby 


it was great to work with performers, Loulou created her own narrative through an improvised choreography.  I just let her do her own interpretation of the coat and the way to present it, she has such a strong stage presence that she set up the tone of the show. 


By Richard Kaby 



by Anthony Lycett 


I don't do fashion week or polished show room it was a bit of a renegade show.  There is no backstage, no catwalk, no money, no professional models,  but just the will to express yourself and make it happen, in a kind of punk attitude and energy.  You don't wait for the opportunity, you just take it.  
the waiting ...By Richard Kaby 
and into a drawing version by Sue Harding... cartoony & atemporal 





by Anthony Lycett 


Also for this show, the idea is to be a meeting point between two creativities and she attempted to match  the outfit with the style and the personality of the model who are all friends and creative people with their own imagery and aesthetic. 


by Anthony Lycett 
 Like my previous show I was surrounded by positive energy and good will of people giving me there time to support my work.  I kept thanking them but they also kept thanking me for the joyful and empowering experience. Is it extremely satisfying when you can be in this win win situation of getting out of every day life and feeling more confident and fabulous.  


By Richard Kaby 

By Richard Kaby 

By Richard Kaby 

By Richard Kaby 

By Richard Kaby 

The show is not about being pretty.  As a soundtrack for the catwalk (see the video) I choose "Why are you looking at me" by Grimes. The song as a particular resonance for me as, sometimes, when  dressed up I feel like a freak show that people are staring at.  I wanted the girls to own it, to defy the audience, to challenge it.  The staring as an ambitious status, a mix between awe and fascination, by presenting the piece in a show obviously you want the audience to look at the design, but at the same time you question the unhealthy voyeurism of people who aggressively looking at people who dare to dress differently in their every day life.  

When fashion meet dance and become a street performance by Anthony Lycett 






models & friends -by Anthony Lycett 

by Anthony Lycett 
I get my models from everywhere, from friends from extra jobs, from when I used to work in night club, from previous projects, facebook connexions... I am happy that theses people from different world meet and come together to create a show.

By Genny Stephens



By Richard Kaby 


By Genny Stephens


By Genny Stephens

By Genny Stephens 





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