cause & yvette

[ doesn't only cover what's current but also what i think looks good + relevant, no matter what the trend | art, design, music, street style, architecture + film are just a sampling of other interests i love to write about, which in a roundabout way, do affect fashion ]

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Romanian designer + illustrator Ionut Radulescu’s personal motto of ‘See.  Imagine.  Play.  Create.  Go forward.’, speaks volumes on how he knows how to have fun + tap into his smallest creative cell, to produce great work.  Radulescu uses mixed media which for him, is a mix of scanned textures, watercolors + photography, with tremendous success.

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Work with a retro feel but contemporary relevance, makes Radulescu’s POV very distinct + unique.  I particularly like his use of lettering which the designer finds to be as strong as illustration as a form of visual communication.  I must admit though, upon first glance, designer Quentin Jones’ lettering style came to mind.

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Naming everything as influences including daily blogs, people on the streets, music + challenging moments in life, comes through his work through popular cultural references.  It’s no wonder Radulescu counts iconic fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez as one of the master illustrators, with his ability to refer to the female form, either in parts - lips + legs - or as a whole.image

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22nd Jul 2014

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Neoprene fabric has been enjoying the spotlight for quite a few seasons now but not quite like this.  You see, for Norwegian designer Zita Merényi’s new Provo-CUT Collection, heat was used to fuse the edges of grey neoprene fabric.  This in turn, gave the plastic-based material ‘scar lines’ rather than seams.image

Merényi told Dezeen, ‘This is a coat collection (row 1) where I use soldering instead of tailoring lines, which looks like scars, reflecting on the long term and temporary traces of mankind on the Planet Earth + on their own body, like scarification tattoos.’

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'These scar lines generate very new forms, which are plastic, sculptural, + look beautiful + strange at the same time,' said Merényi, adding 'I injure the textiles but then I heal up the cut holes with a paint layer' (don't you just love that?).

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Besides creating raised lines across oversized jackets, another technique used was creating handmade incisions, described by Merényi as a ‘laborious but soothing process’.  The green dress actually has 8,000 incisions, demanding ’a slow workflow’ but still ‘very meditative’.

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Smaller incisions formed  diagonal + vertical patterns across the front of two satin dresses (last image), while leaf shapes growing larger towards the hem, covered an ankle-length gown as shown below right.  I just love all the skin that is exposed yet obscured by all of the lines created by Merényi in the dress above right.

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More detailed patterns were created by laser cutting, another technique used by Merényi.

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As an end to this week’s picks of my favorite fashion film winners from this year’s Berlin Fashion Film Festival, here’s ‘Snake’ by Gustavo Lopez Mañas.  Winner for Best Hair + Best Make-up, with GUCCI’s participation, we see the ‘snake’, played by Vinila Von Bismark, acting as narrator, cabaret style, as she sings about the blonde’s (also Vinila) despair, loss + revenge.  The best surprise of all was the guest appearance of hypnotic beauty Rossy De Palma - love her!

Here are a few of my favorite scenes from ‘Snake’:

What a crime to bury such beautiful cha cha heels!

Here’s Rossy looking divine as always.

Enjoy!

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Here’s fashion film ‘RHIÉ 2014- THE PURGATORY OF MONOTONY’ by Ace Norton, another one of my favorites from this year’s Berlin Fashion Film Festival.  A Gold winner for Best Fashion, in the film you witness actress Sonja Kinski partake in various surrealist scenarios.  But seriously though, her voice could not be more perfect for such a project.

Here are a few of my favorite scenes from the film:

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Enjoy!

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