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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Carnabetian Army


This is the poster I created to introduce my collection. As you may have noticed, I used exactly the same idea I had for my blog header. Except that I put in way more effort, so now the header looks a bit shoddy in comparison. I shall have to update it sometime.
As the image is too small to read the text, I'll paste it here:

‘Carnabetian Army’ is inspired by the streets of London. It is a textile-based collection borrowing colours and patterns from street signage, fences, flowers and trees. Brightly painted wooden doors on neat terrace houses, interesting windows on old pubs. The white and grey base palette features bright flashes of red, blue and green with sharp black accents. Graphic prints are accompanied by eye-catching knits and innovative materials. Bright winter coats, cosy hats and super-short dresses set a Swinging Sixties mood based on extensive research into fashion retail in 1960s London. Carnaby Street and the King’s Road were the places to be, where Boutiques such as Bazaar and Biba sold outrageous clothes to the new generation of post-war teenagers with disposable incomes. Designers like Mary Quant, Marion Foale and Sally Tuffin were art school graduates from working-class backgrounds who turned their backs on the stale fashion conventions of the time and took their inspiration directly from young people shopping in the boutiques, strutting down the streets, and dancing in the nightclubs. Like the Kinks song it is named after, ‘Carnabetian Army’ both celebrates and pokes fun at the ‘Dedicated Followers of Fashion’ from London’s past and present.

It's always fun trying to sum up a whole dissertation and collection in 200 words.

For anyone who doesn't know where the name comes from:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

makes me want to march on the Carnabetian Army grounds!