Perfectly Paired: Where I See Fashion

If there is a website that perfectly mirrors our vision and inspiration, it’ll be Where I See Fashion, a tumblr created by Bianca Luini, a 22 year-old fashion design student studying at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Her tumblr, like ours, is about fashion and everything that inspires it, from art, design, nature to photography.

She started matching great works of fashion with images that she feels relate to them, either through form, texture, colour or concept, and she hasn’t stopped since. According to Bianca, “Sometimes a fashion picture reminds me instantly of something and I go look for it, sometimes it’s a random picture that makes me think of an outfit or editorial. Occasionally it happens that by chance I see two pictures near each other on my dashboard or in a random blog that perfectly go together.”

 

Details backstage at Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2012 | Terraced rice fields in Yunnan, China
Match #142<br />
Issey Miyake RTW Spring 2014 | Interior of the Caixa Forum art gallery in Madrid, Spain<br />
More matches here

Issey Miyake RTW Spring 2014 | Interior of the Caixa Forum art gallery in Madrid, Spain
GIF of the month - Match #134<br />
Rami Kadi Haute Couture Spring 2013 | Lava flow in Hawaii photographed by Johan Elzenga <br />
GIFed by What Do I Wear, more matches here

Kadi Haute Couture Spring 2013 | Lava flow in Hawaii photographed by Johan Elzenga
Match #130<br />
Yiqing Yin Haute Couture Fall 2013 | Mountain Lake by Michael Creese, 2014<br />
More matches here

Yiqing Yin Haute Couture Fall 2013 | Mountain Lake by Michael Creese, 2014
Match #139<br />
Yiqing Yin Haute Couture Fall 2012 | The black coast of Vik during heavy rainfall in Iceland by Stefan Forster<br />
More matches here

Yiqing Yin Haute Couture Fall 2012 | The black coast of Vik during heavy rainfall in Iceland by Stefan Forster
The works of fashion alone are beautiful but pairing them with an artwork or an image of a landscape provides an imagery that’s even more striking. It’s almost as if Bianca has discovered the story board behind each piece of design. In a remarkably straight forward manner, she has managed to create a direct dialogue between two works of art. No doubt this will be a website we return to again and again.
x Sybil
(Images from Where I See Fashion)

Making Make: a celebration of artisanal craftsmanship

I’ve been meaning to check out the National Design Centre and I’m glad I finally did! In addition to visiting Kapok (always a pleasure!), I chanced upon an exhibition showcasing the works of students from the NUS Division of Industrial Design. The good news is you can buy the works and support new design ideas! The bad news is the exhibition ends this Sunday.

Making Make is a design platform, led by Hans Tan at the NUS Division of Industrial Design, to explore the artisanal charm of handcrafted products and the beauty of the creation process. Fourteen students were each tasked to create instruments to aid a small batch production of artisanal products; products with qualities otherwise unthinkable with mass production techniques. Some of the works show a sense of maturity that I did not expect to find.

Crinkle by Han Xi

Crumple by Kelly Yap

 

The students will be at the National Design Centre to interact with visitors and explain their design concepts this weekend on 24 and 25 May from 11am to 6pm. Drop by to show your support or you can buy the handcrafted artisan wares from haystakt.

National Design Centre is located at 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969. It is open from 9am to 9pm daily.

 

x Sybil

(Images from Haystakt)

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