Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Random Picture Time


These are a bunch of random pictures that might become part of the portfolio I'm currently working on. I could start on stories about them, but I'd rather go for a smoke. Oh, here's a video by Ginga (so you know what I'm talking about):

© Dalia von Wegen and Friends

Saturday, May 14, 2011

That Indigo shoe.

Ya'll can be proud of me because I'm with the last 5 poeple to win the Indigo competition. We 5 have to produce what we designed and then someone should be winning. On thursday I got my fabrics.
Actually I handed in 3 different designes for shoes, I only have a picture of the one that got chosen, my professor has the other 2 designes. My winning design was inspired by the chemical formula of Indigo. It consists of hexagons and pentagons, so I took them as the pattern for my shoe. Pretty easy.

Indigo is the oldest way to dye fabrics. It's about a 5 week process and there are only a few Indigo dyers left in Europe, infact Mr. Koo (that's the guy who asked us to take part in his competition) is the last one to remain in Austria.

The produced designs will also be presented at our finals show on June 11th, check here to be updated.

You should also check out my other blog, the one I run with this girl. And talking about blogs: If you like music, you'll love this (It's partly in german though).

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Yusuke Maegawa

You've guessed right. He's Japanese born and completed his MA at Central Saint Martins in London. Actually I think he gratuated last year or something like that. I'm not sure. Anyways, look at that!
I bet you've guessed right again. I LOVE THOSE SHOES! I think they're really easy to make for yourself. All you need is some sort of Creeper-like pair of shoes, or you just take normal Chucks or any Chuck-like thing (whatever you get hold of really) and add soles (platforms that is) to them. I can't really tell you what material to use, but hey, here's someone who does, apparently she's using a foam soling material (whatever the hell that is. I make my platforms of wood, but this could be a better idea). Where was I? Right. You've got your shoe base. Now you take ANY fabric and rip it or cut it (you may even hem it if you're boring) and either sew or stick it on your shoe like the wild animal you are (or whatever they say) until nothing of the original shoe can be seen and then you can attach some spikes...or not. See, pretty easy. Oh and please use something like Patex which is some kind of contact adhesive (or the fabric won't stick there for long).

PPS: I think I might want that jeans mini. I don't really like jeans but that looks really good. Mission: search through fabric and see if you got enough of that wonderful organic jeans left!