Gabriella Marina Gonzalez
Where do I start? I knew vaguely of Gabriela Marina Gonzales back in London a few years ago. I was aware that she was from Miami, had studied fashion design in the UK , and that we both had questionable taste in men during that period. I also knew that we were moon-lighting in competing bars in Shoreditch. None of that really meant much. It was not until recently that I saw some of her work and was became an immediate fan.
All pieces are hand-made.
All images above, fashion by Gabriella Marina Gonzalez
The underlying themes of restraint and constraint prevail in AW10’s Victorian Sci-Fi Surgery. Deliberately designed to physically alter and distort the movements of the wearer, the proliferation of brown and cream leathers and rusty metal recall a traditional Victorian sensibility, with a definite nod to the gruesome practice of Victorian medicine, engineering and experiential sciences. Here are a few images that I had in the same folder - not sure why - but some of them are quite interesting
unknown and Victorian anatomical drawing, Joseph Maclise
Iron Lung 1900's
Necromance, shop of curiousities, Hollywood
Photography by Jim Fiscus
Photography by Saga Sig
Monday, 20 December 2010
I met Justin a few years ago back in London. He was not what I was expecting. He sports a gold tooth, a bristly Dalí-style mustache—both of which make him appear older than his 29 years—some serious tattoos and weighted tribal earrings that drag down his lobes. He trained as a hair-stylist, and was very successful in that business. Ask him where he gets his inspiration and he'll shrug and offer a rather ambiguous answer like..." I don't know, it comes from my brain somewhere".
Justin has with Manish Arora, creating the head-pieces for the AW 2010, and colloborated with Moschino to create a number of hats for the Moschino Ready To Wear collection for Spring 2010.
Moschino Ready to wear SS2010
Manish Arora A/W 2010
On the subject of Millinery, if your interested here are some works of two other London based designers, Soren Bach and Piers Atkinson.
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