mardi 20 mars 2018

fashion week 2018 new outfits

London Fashion Week has been quite epic season I have been an insider & outsider, I have been designing, modelling for some shows or attending them!

by Anthony Lycett 

Everything could be high fashion art sublimes even the most trivial junk food 🍔🍟🌭 wearing hot dog 🌭 dress & headpiece with Mylittle pony🍔 burger made by artist @marty.thornton to denounce horse meat scandal picture by @anthonylycettphotography.  

With this grotesque shoot, I had the idea to deal with a very prosaic theme on a high fashion and glamourised aesthetic to show that fashion could be anything and doesn't belong to an cultural elite.
Making a "of the peg costume" joke-shop style a unique couture piece creating a high fashion san  sandwich man.   
by Anthony Lycett 
I found this 70s style plastic fringe curtains in the bulky waste in the street. I entangled it, dismantled it and stitched one by one the plastic chains on a silver sparkly base, creating an interesting 3D pattern. ✨retro futuristic Paco Rabanne inspired dress made ✨from rubbish to couture ✨
by Anthony Lycett 

This Gogo's crazy bones, emblematic toys of the playground in the 90s,  yellow coat was the first personal project I realised in 2018. I had a bit of time after christmas rush and undertook to drill holes in the 400 crazy bones figures I had an stitch them one by one on a bright yellow base adorned with pink pompoms.  Mismatching colours & shapes I obtains this very kawaii cartoony unique pieces, heavy by style & weight! 
by Anthony Lycett 
I rocked my new creation at LFW where it got lot of attention...
by Anthony Lycett 
When fashion people wear black l, you stand out in the fashion crowd wearing colours ✨mise en abyme of a photographer @anthonylycettphotography taking a picture of someone taking a picture of me 

"catching up time" with Cashka Le Retour  picture by Sians's Photography

by Anthony Lycett 

close up picture by Sians's Photography

With Naddy Sane, by Magda Durka

with Anthony Lycett by Magda Durka

by Anthony Lycett 

detail picture by Anthony Lycett 

Another day of fashion week, another look, another style, 

 by Anthony Lycett 

This dress is a custom made kimono by Carmen Bury, worn back to front, so its looks like Frida Kahlo is wearing my head as an hat.  I stitched on some little girl tutu to ass on the puffiness.

The headpiece has been transformed twice since her first version, first sprayed gold and then adorned with flowers, golden dolls & skulls.  

 by Anthony Lycett 

The jacket is made as Shakespeare would say,  with stuff as dreams are made on. It derive from a very specific creative process and his the tangible product of an ephemeral performance.  In collaboration with Lara Buffard, we created a piece called "Liquid costume", (more to come soon) Where I literally rolled myself into fabric, feathers & glitters covered with glue in order to organically create a costume that would have no seams.  After the performance, scraping the mater from my skin, I kept the residue and stitched it into a black base to create a jacket that would survive to the performance.  The dynamic of the design are a reminiscence of the dance movement and the vital energy expended during the performance,  fixed by the glue that makes it unique.

picture by Sians's Photography

With Kala Kala, the shaman of colours, in front at the Strand, we kind of always match! 

with the gorgeous Twin models Kola & Tala, picture by Reuben Alozie
by Anthony Lycett 

I actually didn't made this outfit for fashion week but for a birthday party where the theme was "G", what is more natural to go as a "guitars".  

Theses plastic guitars came with pound shop plastic dolls I got for an art installation, I bought 200 dolls so I was left with 200  electric guitars.  I stitched them on a black leather top with lace to highlight the "rock theme" of the outfit.  

🎸🎸While my guitar gently weeps 🎸🎸 miniature electric ⚡️ guitars leather top and crown 👑 revealing my inner rockstar soul 👩‍🎤👨‍🎤

Alternative catwalk show at the Brunel Museum '@ Work presents Blinkered' edited version full video here 

The film is made by talented young Swedish filmmaker Henrik Ringner

The show celebrated out 20th year in business, collaborating with so many talented new and established designers. @Works  aim was to show ground breaking designs being worn, to open eyes to all types of Art Jewellery and to encourage Jewellery lovers and designers alike to experiment with materials and push aside conventions about what Jewellery

Adele" we wanted to make a catwalk show which was just for jewellery because jewellery is normally just the accessories to the clothes and we always believe sometimes our jewellers is just far more better than the clothes" 

@ Work's first outlet was established in Brick Lane in 1998 and quickly became recognised as one of the leading outlets for contemporary jewellery in the UK. It stocks an eclectic array of original designer jewellery. 

I spotted the amazing shop on Bricklane when I moved to London in 2011, as obviously I have never seen a similar gallery in Paris.  Later, Sue Kreitzman introduced me to the gallery owner Adele Tipler who accepted to stock my pieces. Seeing them showcased in the window among other amazingly creative and groundbreaking design was the first step of fulfilling my dream.  Then, the gallery in Bricklane closed because of rent issue and merged with the one in Pimlico.  Still based in East London I kind of lost touch with the shop for years until they offered me to be part of the catwalk show and the exhbition at the gallery.

In the show, I loved the playlist where each song was handpicked especially for each designer with a designated piece of music for each run and also the diversity of models, young and less young, male or female.  

Supported as always by Sue Kreitzman who introduced me to the gallery and has always mentoring me in my creative process

Last but not least, point presse:

To crown it all and finish fashion week and finishing Fashion week on a high note, I have been featured in "Vogue" Italia  the Bible of fashion 

Proud to be featured in@vogueitalia and be qualified of "the Peter pan of fashion” and "mythical rainbow warrior -the dream of a lifetime -, This is a consecration and seal & approval to be acknowledged by such an authority in fashion world. It proves that alternative fashion & wearable art has its Place aside established more commercial brands. 

after articles in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian is an other to add to my collection of polyglot press review. 

samedi 17 mars 2018

Soul in a box

by Anthony Lycett 
I always make a costume for Valentine day, after using red hearts last year, I decided to go for another symbol of love and Valentine day: red roses.  Symbol of passion, it is associated with Aphrodite in the Ancient Greece, also the symbol of femininity as it is powerful but fragile at the same time, 

"Au nom de la rose "by Anthony Lycett 
198 million roses were produced for the Valentine's Day holiday, which make it the most popular flowers.  But the plastic one are associated with awkward moment when fly-by-night street seller force them on to you at the terrace of a Café.  

post inspiration Moschino SS18 by Jeremy Scott -You know this feeling when you feel you can have created something but a big brand just to it bigger and better just because they can afford too.  
On a Valentino shape sheath dress, I stitched the hundreds of plastic roses one by one.  
The idea was take the dressing in florals to the literal extreme and  turn into a giant climber rose bush 

"Mignonne, allons voir si la rose"  by Anthony Lycett 

"The Valentine lady has been making a bouquet dress from all the flowers she received from secret admirers"

For the shoot down in early february in sleeping vegetation, the idea was to show that flowers like love can blossom in the heart of the winter in hostile places.    
We liked the tortured aspect of the dead tree with its knotty timber which turned Eping forest into a  dark fairy tales place with an Annie Leibovitz


"Roses are red" by Anthony Lycett 
Then @juliettelaguardia used my Valentine flowers headpiece  for her @self.styled
🌹 headpiece epitomising my vision of femininity ✨ powerful & glamorous ✨

Far from the romantic aesthetic of the Valentine shoot, a more poppy and joyful shoot where I keep exploring the efficiency of fried eggs as a pattern.  

fried eggs mood board, its use in fashion and pop culture

The bright yellow on a white background, and even if they are a controversy at the moment with "free range" eggs, it is present in every  food culture across the world which make it simplified design as recognisable as an international brand logo. I used jokes & hoaxes plastic fried eggs that I stitched on the top, so it is not a printed pattern but actual fake fried eggs! 
by Anthony Lycett 

The fried eggs on the background that I ordered on Ebay from China  supposed to be stressed ball where to squishy to be stitched on, so I could just use them as decoration.  Bonnie didn't really appreciate them! 

The fried egg necklace used as a belt in the previous shoot modelled by 🍳💛the surrealistic EGGxcellent @metaraph_ with his own headpiece.  

Steffy Shaw with her own make up and "look at me in the eyes" neckpiece by Anthony Lycett 
In the same vibe, Steffy Shaw is a great fine art artist currently studding 3D Effects at LCF. As she was helping me on a project, Anthony offered her to do her face while he was doing some Self styled portraits and shoot her when she was ready. Steffy created this great  colourful scary pop arty look that I styled with two of my statement neckpieces.  
Steffy Shaw with her own make up and foam toys cube  neckpiece by Anthony Lycett 

On souls in a box project (tmblr link) by Ale Sandra 

On souls in a box project (tmblr link) by Ale Sandra 
I had the pleasure to take part in Souls in a box project and invited Ale Sandra in my space.  
People might feel because you are working from home you are not successful but I guess for a young designer living in London it is a necessity as studio space are more expensive than an whole house in the countryside.  

On souls in a box project (tmblr link) by Ale Sandra 
And then I feel I upgraded a lot going from my bedroom when I was flat sharing to my living room.  At least I don't have to move everything out of the bed when I want to sleep and I can hide the laundry with all the drying pans in the bedroom when I receive client.  Also I have to say, I  absolutely love working from home.  As I se my work and my life and my work as a continuity I don't feel I need a separate space.  I love to me able to organise my time the way I want, even if sometimes I wake up late, I feel less guilty thinking that some other people have just lost an hour and a half on public transport to get to their work space.  I also love the fact be to able to work in my pyjamas, make my own coffee with my own coffee machine and practically never get these annoying "something for you"  cards from the postman. 
With my beautiful Bonnie who like to perch on own of my mannequin On souls in a box project (tmblr link) by Ale Sandra 

On souls in a box project (tmblr link) by Ale Sandra 

You have to check this project as some creative minds actually have some amazing spaces. My space is not that great as I am more about clothes than interior design.  Curtains are really ugly looking making it look like a 70s dodgy motel but this is a rented flat, and I actually like to keep the space quite neutral, trying not to get to comfy in case getting landlord notice (you never know in London). Ale actually came 2 hours before our agreed meeting so I didn't had time to organise and tidy the space properly.  We kind of staged it together but it reflect my organised mess which influence my creative process. I need to be surrounded my things in order to visualise how I can put them together, it can look a bit chaotic but there is an internal logic.  

On souls in a box project (tmblr link) by Ale Sandra 

On souls in a box project (tmblr link) by Ale Sandra 

On souls in a box project (tmblr link) by Ale Sandra 

What I like when people come to photograph me in my space is that they freeze at a time T a moment of creations according to the outfit I got on the mannequins, I know what I was working at the time.  
On souls in a box project (tmblr link) by Ale Sandra 
"SOULS IN A BOX is a photography and anthropology project that draws insight into people's lives focusing on their own personal intimate living space; Every box is a collection of memories, dreams, obsessions, hopes and points of view. 
This is a reportage about creative people and their stories but also a big window on our avant-garde contemporary world.
On souls in a box project (tmblr link) by Ale Sandra 
The purpose of this project is To show how different spaces can represent people's personalities, but especially, to explore a contemporary and extraordinary generation from the "inside" and through many different lives.
I am looking for people living in a very unique-authentic-creative, extravagant, bizzarre Box space

I am looking forward to meeting people from any nationality, social extraction, culture, taste or art stream."

finishing this article with my cat watching this flamingo headpiece before knocking it off during an attempt to photograph my new hat collection that you can find on my online shop
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