04/01/2009

fabric flying everywhere...

Did any of you watch SHOWstudio's Political Fashion Videos that were released around july? Well, if you didn't i strongly reccomend that you do because for me, many of the videos provided a wider view to the fashion world that i hadn't realised was there before. One of the ones that particually stood out for me was Sølve Sundsbø and Joachim Norvik's interpretation of fashion. It is called 'Black Metal', and to begin with it just seemed like a video of a rock band playing (which essentially, it pretty much is), but once you read deeper into context (which i think is what most of the videos willed you to do), you realise the link between rock and roll (which, thanks to my dad, i grew up with) and fashion. Rock is all about saying, doing and wearing what you believe and what connects with you, which is exactly what fashion should be about.
Since watching the video, i've been keeping my eye out for london based photographer Sundsbø who directed, edited and created the concept for the video along with Norvick. It turns out he's a regular photographer at dazed, i-D, vogue nippon and a personal favourite, Numero. His photos are always very powerful and graphic, and always contain an alternative view on fashion.

So it's no suprise that i've fallen in love with this editorial he shot for Issue 28 of V magazine. I particually love the way the clothes seem to overpower the model, and how it looks as if she's underwater.

They also remind me of Georgia O'keefe's flower artwork? Perhaps its the fluidity of the fabrics...


Does this last picture not remind you of a chinese fighting fish?

Thankyou all for your kind comments, i'll be adding up the links tonight :)

24 comments:

Bella said...

ohmygod these images are just crazy beautiful!

xxx

♥ fashion chalet said...

i haven't see cat in the hat, no. But I do get anxious when watching a film where everything keeps going awry- Meet the Parents, for example always has me in knots. :/

XO

THE BAT said...

wow this is so cool! i love the hair too. ahh! wait so you haven't even seen like the first episode yet of this entire season?

Couture Carrie said...

What stunning photos!

xoxox,
CC

pangea said...

i really enjoy your blog

Divinity Avenue said...

They totally do remind me of Georgia O'Keefe paintings...
and beta fish.

Ethereal.

Fashion Carnival said...

ohh thfabrics.. were gorgeous! of showstudi i only saw the one of henry and agyness, but is quite old, they haven't updated in a big time, i'll pass and see what i find

yiqin; said...

Very amazing! The use of colors is mindblowing!

zoë said...

i wish you a happy day at school tomorrow too then, love ! xx

Ana said...

These images are so cool&crazy.

Thu said...

i recently saw these on another blog as well. the model in the second picture looks like she's sitting in the middle of a flower, which relates to your georgia o'keefe comment. of course, the prints help with the image of that also.

Shannon said...

these are really neat!
Thanks for the comment...i would love to link exchange with you.
x

this wheel's on fire said...

So gorgeous!!

Krystal said...

those are gorgeous shots, i havent seen that video you spoke of yet. x

Trish said...

WOW. This is like the coolest dress ever!! I want it for my 18th birthday! YAY. Thanks for posting! :D

Marcella said...

Visually stunning photos! I <3 your blog :)

notebookdoodles said...

these are gorgeous!!!! wow. i am inspired =)

♥sb

yiqin; said...

Will love to exchange links :) Have added you!

Cate said...

Political fashion videos? No, never heard of them! Maybe I should watch them? I can't think of anything that could connect politics and fashion! Except maybe I VOTE OBAMA t-shirts.
Do you still love rock and roll? You're right, when you grow up with something, you end up liking it or feeling a connection to it for the rest of your life.
And oh, I haven't seen any of Georgia O'Keefes' flower artwork. Maybe I should check that out too.
Haha, now you say it... The last picture does look something like the picture I have in my mind of what a Chinese fighting fish looks like ^^
A kiss,
Cate

Noelle said...

Hi from Brazil!

I'm impressed. These photos are amazing.

Juliet said...

No I haven't seen those. Link would be great.

juliet xxx

dapper kid said...

Those colours are totally totally stunning!!

The beautiful and glammed said...

beautiful images and love your blog, its really well written x

M said...

i agree with the first comment, lol CRAZY beautiful