You will recognize his work by his faceless illustration with the only appearance of his signature tiny sexy red lips.
Andy Bumpus, our Fashion Week illustrator extraordinaire, just published his illustration from SS12 Fashion Week at Vogue.com, including some of his illustration from Vauxhall Fashion Scout shows.
Have a look to all of them here.
Friday, 18 November 2011
Notting Hill’s own little Aladdin’s cave, Village Bicycle, collaborated with Parisian brand Paris Eleven to host an exclusive event last week. Promoting Eleven Paris’s limited addition Joy Division T-shirt; paying a homage to the bands vast contribution to music over the years. This event was an ethical promotion as all proceeds of these limited men’s designs go to MDF, the Bipolar Organisation.
The party scene was set in Village Bicycles treasure trove of a shop, surrounded by trinkets and innovative, emerging designer brands such as Aishesh, Devastee and of course Eleven Paris.
Village Bicycle first opened its doors earlier this year, located opposite Matches in Notting Hill. The shop is a concept store created by London socialite and heiress Willa Keswick. Inspired by the iconic Sixties Chelsea store ‘Granny Takes a Trip’ and her travels around the globe; this bespoke boutique is not something you see every day. With huge neon crosses, religious iconic projections and day of the dead memorabilia, this place is a visual feast!
The Party kicked off with Four Roses Bourbon whisky sours served in cute little jam jars, aptly named ‘She’s lost control’. We listened to American record producer (known for working with Joy Division) Arthur Bakers' choice of tracks followed with a set from model and ‘It girl’, Mary Charteis.
The rock and roll glitterati were of course in attendance for this special night, we spotted a couple of The Rolling Stone’s offspring, Tyrone Wood and Jade Jagger along with Super-Model Jade Parfit and the Hurts’ Theo Hutchcraft! After all that excitement we went outside to be greeted with what I can only describe as the tastiest hotdog I have ever eaten, provided by Old Street's foodie sensations ‘Big Apple Hot Dogs, amusingly named huge pole hotdogs.
With Village Bicycle’s unique and exciting retail treasure trove and prog-rock royalty t-shirts going to a worthy cause, I definitely recommend a visit.
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
We at Vauxhall Fashion Scout are renowned for finding and nurturing the next generation in talent. Some of our designers have gained such great followings and received numerous awards, it's no wonder that a lot of them have the power to inspire and intrigue. Charlotte Summers, one of our contributors is so inspired by one, she has used their innovative vision and aspirations to produce some amazing photography and styling work.
Ones to Watch MEN.
"Unique is definitely a word Asger Juel Larsen will be used to hearing. You only need to Google his name and I can guarantee almost 100% of reviews, blogs and interviews on there will all state a similar opinion. Without hesitations I completely agree of course, however not only do his garments deserve attention, as a designer, he is incredibly inspiring and creative beyond some of the greats.
Graduating from London College of Fashion in 2009 with a BA Menswear degree, the Danish designer has an extensive and powerful imagination which can be seen throughout each of his collections. From his début SS10 focusing on themes of Medieval warfare to his latest SS12 contrast in which he is “encouraging people to explore through their clothes and pick up inspiration on their way”, you can see his aura within the Menswear industry becoming iconic. He also won the Vauxhall Fashion Scout's prestigious Ones to Watch MEN award in Februrary 2011.
His fascination and passion for historical events, characters and eras are depicted through detailing, layering and the structure of the outfits. Twisted together with an air of modern, if not a slightly futuristic edge, shows his versatility that is almost a must to stand out these days.
Feeling creative and truly inspired by all of his work, I put my fashion styling and photography into practice to see if I could achieve the same emotion and attitude using a female model and vintage clothes, which I customized with staple accessories he used within three of his collections. You can see the outcome in the image below. My images are to the right of some of Asger Juel Larsen's most inspiring pieces."
Listen up Vauxhall Fashion Scout followers! We received an invitation to an exclusive and mysterious event and exhibition at an unknown location. Intrigued? So were we, so we thought we’d like to share the mystery, just in case anybody would like to attend/cover the event too. It sounds right up our street- does it yours?
The night is being hosted by Anomalous Visuals who describe themselves as ‘A collective of interdisciplinary artists that combine photography, moving image, digital manipulation, graphic design, lighting, projection, installation, music and animation to produce a varied set of expressive multi-media outcomes and visual anomalies.’
There is an exhibition open to all from 9th-11th December, and an exclusive private party from 6-9pm on the 8th December. Should you wish to attend and cover the private night, you should RSVP to email@example.com
Here are the details;
Secret Subterranean Solo Show between 9th-11th December.
Below are the full event details and listing for SSSShhhhhhhhhh with the online press pack available at http://www.anomalousvisuals.co.uk/index.php?/exhibitions/sssshhhhhhhhhh/
If you are able to provide a listing and/or feature for the event we would be most appreciative. We have several virals that are currently circulating, should you wish to post these, the direct links are also provided below.
Please do feel free to contact us if you require any further information.
Anomalous Visuals presents:
A SECRET SUBTERRANEAN SOLO SHOW
12-8pm Free entry
East London Location TBA
A cavernous underground retrospective featuring a labyrinthine selection of interactive installations, unorthodox fashion photography and esoteric moving image. SSSShhhhhhhhhh is a unique and immersive show that celebrates Anomalous Visuals’ first year as an audio and visual collective.
Set within a mysterious and unlikely “gallery” space in East London, prepare for a fusion of media dedicated to collective projects that honour the inspiring creative’s who’ve helped to build the ethos behind AV.
An experience in itself, SSSShhhhhhhhhh brings together film, fashion, design, art, animation, music and motion graphics into an array of aberrant visuals from a range of recent collaborators.
A Secret Subterranean Solo Show challenges the commercial and conventional artistic ideas of an exhibition, promising a multi-sensory world of illuminated digital anomalies in an underground event to remember...
'Don't Tell Anyone, Tell Everyone'
For location disclosure visit www.anomalousvisuals.co.uk from Dec 1st
Viral 1 http://vimeo.com/30831979
Viral 2 http://vimeo.com/31743020
So, take our word for it, this is going to be one event you don’t want to miss out on. Feel free to take this post an pass it on, it’s all rather exciting, isn’t it? We’ll definitely see you there!
Sarah Potter- Editor
Sarah Potter- Editor
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
The obsession with ‘freak chic’ has taken the modelling world by storm this year, questioning the whole concept of beauty.
Fronted by the infamous Rick Genest aka Zombie boy and the poster boy for gender neutrality Andrej Pejic. Both have found success heading extremely powerful and thought provoking campaigns for big names within the industry. Pejic has been working his ‘most beautiful boy in the world’ persona for Jean-paul Gautier and Marc Jacobs among many others. While Genest has brought Thierry Mugler back to life and featured alongside Lady Gaga in her video ‘Born this way’.
These genre defying beauties have created quite a buzz with their unique looks, proving that the idea that traditional beauty is best, is not always the case.
It was only a matter of time before someone put them in the same room and Brazilian brand Auslander has done just that, pairing these extraordinary muses cum models in their S/S 12 campaign.
An intimate atmosphere transpired at the shoot as the two stood holding hands, a subtle metaphor uniting their ‘otherness’. The minimal, clean lined nature of Auslander works beautifully against such striking models. Genest’s masculine stance and defined deep set eyes makes a stark yet beautiful contrast against Pejic’s ethereal, effeminate frame and delicate features. A thought provoking aspect of this campaign is that their ‘freakishness’ is not specifically made to be an issue.
Though Auslander doesn’t let you forget who these models are; capturing them both topless moves the campaign into a new dimension. Taking the eye away from the clothes and stripping back all the visuals, showing the two extraordinary beautiful beings that lie beneath.
Monday, 14 November 2011
Running in partnership with Beach Blanket Babylon and supported by the Mayor of London, these events are free to fashion designers and feature experts from across the industry.
The new series is kicking off tonight on the topic of Production, featuring guest speakers from Gucci Group, ELSBC and DeAtelier Ltd and will feature the issues involved in taking designs to production. Covering all aspects of manufacturing, our panel of industry professionals will provide advice on sourcing the best manufacturer for your collection locally and overseas, how to optimize relationships with production units, communicating with factories, sampling, quality and sustainability control and negotiating costing, payments and delivery.
Today Monday 14th November 7pm
Beach Blanket Babylon, Shoreditch
Guest speakers for the evening will include:
Burack Cakmak: Head of Sustainable Production, Gucci Group Ltd.
With over thirteen years business experience, Burack is currently the Director of Corporate Sustainability at Gucci Group. He is responsible for the implementation of sustainable production, working to develop initiatives for business ethics, human rights and environmental stewardship.
Paul Williams: Business Counsellor for East London Small Business Centre
With an extensive history in garment manufacturing, Paul became Managing Director for the design and manufacturing of Next, Debenhams and House of Fraser, running three factories simultaneously. Paul then spent two years as a consultant, auditing and setting up factories in China and Turkey for various clients before becoming an advisor at ELSBC. ELSBC is an agency designed to provide financial and business advice and support to start up fashion labels in the UK.
Burhan Bilici: Managing Director De´ Atelier Ltd/Sourgrape
With a family background in manufacturing, Burhan has 15 years experience in the production business, having worked for companies including Karen Millen, Whistles and All Saints. Burack now runs his own production company with a portfolio that includes Hussein Chalayan, Erdem, Peter Pilotto, Jonathan Saunders, Mary Katrantzou, Roksanda Ilincic, Richard Nicoll, Roland Mouret, Eudon Choi & House of Holland.
The Vauxhall Fashion Scout Mentoring programme is designed to provide tailored advice to designers across all industry areas. We actively work to promote and develop both established and the next generation of talent to ensure that designers build sustainable and successful businesses.
The VFS Mentoring programme is only possible due to the kind support of Beach Blanket Babylon and the Mayor of London.
Spaces are strictly limited to one representative per designer label.
Priority is given to Vauxhall Fashion Scout designers.
RSVP essential to firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to seeing you there!
Posted by The Fashion Scout at 12:00