The Fierce Fashion of Konstantin Kofta
Eclectic clothing designer Konstantin Kofta creates extremely original, avant-garde and sumptuously designed backpacks, bags and shoes. The eclectic flavors of Bosch, Audrey Hepburn, Giger and Edward Scissorhands pop into mind. He pulls his inspiration from human anatomy (spines, skin), elements of nature (tree roots, soil textures), Baroque architecture and his interpretations of the sacred and darker spirits.
The Fierce Fashion Photography of Steven Meisel
Whether you know it or not, your eyes have passed over a fierce Steven Meisel photograph at least once or twice in your life. His iconic fashion imagery has been pushing the boundaries since 1988 when he first started working for Vogue. Creative, original, lushly exotic, sometimes shocking, sometimes gender bending – his portfolio goes beyond typical fashion photography.
Fierce Fashion Alert: Charles James Exhibition
Coming up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a luscious show highlighting the fashions of Charles James. For all you fashionistas out there – this promises to be a luxurious time capsule of satin ball gowns, elegant design, vintage photography, sumptuous fabrics and classic Haute Couture. The incredible tableau photo (above, detail below) from vintage Vogue, by Cecil Beaton is to die for!
Damien Hirst and the house of the late Alexander McQueen have teamed up to produce some gorgeous scarves. Comprised of elegant designs of bugs and skulls, they are sure to be coveted adornments of any fierce fashion addict.
Fashion Design: Marina Hoermanseder
The original design of Marina Hoermanseder’s work is superlative, with obvious expertise and an eye for the avant garde in every piece. The workmanship and linear perfection is fantastic, and whether you are into leather or not – one has to appreciate the quality and inspiration behind her work. Her inspirations: skeletal and muscular conditions (tampered with by infectious skin disorders such as smallpox), orthopedic corsets, leather as sculpture by molding it to the body, fabric made from medical bandages, twisted buckles, body plates and loads of ruffled silk.
Fierce Fashion Design
Maiko Takeda is a Japanese artist and milliner who creates fantastic head pieces, worn by the likes of Bjork. She grew up in a post boom Tokyo where she quickly was faced with the challenge of wanting to create products of an individual and timeless quality in a country slowly grinding to a halt. She looked to areas outside of fashion and pop culture for impulses, exploring the city by foot, finding inspiration in the smallest and most random of things.