2014 take on the little black dress … it always works.
Issy Blow Show
Fashion galore: was a great exhibition and a must for fashion lovers, if you haven’t seen it get there as soon as you can, it didn’t have rave reviews as it was compared to the amazing Philip Treacy exhibition ‘When Philip met Isabella’ – which I must admit is difficult to top.
This is quite different, also an important show and certainly of its time as it shows the union between Philip Treacy and Alexander McQueen and was a great tribute to the work that Izzy Blow did, bringing them into the public eye and bringing them together, some really interesting info on her background too, but the assembled outfits and the presentation was certainly amazing and kept her spirit alive, see the example below.
See this review on a-n website of the Tate Modern exhibition, which I could not give my energy too after viewing the Klee – Making Visible EY Exhibition.
but I found this insight very interesting and accurate, but the exhibition is best seen alone as it is powerful an not try to do the two at once.
I have got to say that the Klee exhibition was amazing too and particularly appealed to m y textile sensibillities due to the colours used and how they were combined it was a mastery of colour, paint and portrayal of movements, altered realities and emotions. Part of my personal issue was seeing Mira Schendel’s mono-chromatic work after that was difficult, but both exhibitions are incredibly powerful in their own right.
Paul Klee, Fire at Full Moon 1933
Museum Folkwang (Essen, Germany)