Friday, September 30, 2011

jumping potplants.

Bento: on sustainable fashion: article

'Can the term ‘sustainable fashion’ really exist, or is it a paradox? How does the fashion industry, from celebrity designers to mass market retailers, tackle the problem of environmentally friendly fashion practices? Is it about local knowledge, and how does this work in the global economy? And what does ‘sustainability’ mean to you? In an industry notorious for its wastefulness, and in a world where the designer label is king, how do we shift the paradigm?'
some questions posed by Sam; mind, elbow grease and soul of Bento,
a new Australian-everything label with a focus on quality, beautiful fabrics and staple items.

(the original blog post can be found here, with a place to download audio, i imagine from the sustainability discussion at Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival, Queensland earlier this month.
(i haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, but intend to, internet permitting.)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

fighting fast fashion: article

Good morning,
an article I just read:

first paragraph:

'Australia has an extraordinary independent fashion scene. The young emerging designers we saw at MSFW recently did not disappoint, with many showing signs of promising careers. At a time when Aussie retailers are flailing within a market that shows no signs of budging, independent and emerging designers need our support now more than ever. It’s crucial the fashion community gets behind our independents, or risk loosing them to international retail giants such as ASOS, Zara, Topshop, H&M and Urban Outfitters.'
- /// Street Fash
sustainability things.this article mentions quality.
making things which are able to be loved for a very long time.

things that will last long enough to become vintage.
fear: vintage becoming 'anything from last season' because after that, it falls apart.
high quality fabric and production.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

One footed stranded thing.

i didn't fit very well in the frame so i thought it might be better to tilt sideways than to move the chair with the tripod on it with the camera on it.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

tomato suit I

i left the disc/k with the edited video in my uni studio,
but i wanted it on my blog in an impatient way,
so here are a lot of screenshots of my video.

(red tomato suit for multiple people, 
in this instance worn by one.)

 i'll vimeo the film soon.


back to a timer taking my photos

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


some really good/happy costume things by Nick Cave (American, b. 1959)

SOUNDSUITS in video:

costumes/clothing activated by bodies.
movement making things even more wonderful.
light-weight bouncing bits,
colour licking retinas.

choreographed dance in a garment/for the garment/

particularly pleasing materials used for suits:
human hair

About his own work:
'My work, clothing and fiber-based sculptures, collages, installations, and performances, explore the use of textiles and clothing as conceptual modes of expression and pose fundamental questions about the human condition in the social and political realm.'

 (Soundsuit. human hair and metal armature from 2009)
(Soundsuit. mixed media from 2010)

photo sauce//