As my fascination with geometric shapes and 3D constructions becomes more and more obsessive, this discovery of Irina Shaposhnikova's graduation ‘Crystallographica’ show from 2009 makes me happier than a litter of excited puppies.
The construction of the garments is just beautiful and the muted colours and perfectly constructed geometrics is terrific.
My heart also skipped a beat when I stumbled upon this shoe concept from Andreia Chaves.
The invisible shoe is a work of art in it's own right, creating a illusion of the wearer floating across the floor. An unusual, futuristic alternative to the glass slipper in a origamied prism realisation.
Shaposhnikova is also well know for her knit work, which has been featured in Vogue (Russia). 'Vivian Girls; is another example of her creative and constructive genius where cables have been invisibly attached to a nylon mesh to create brilliantly architectural caged garments.
So here is some of my most recent work from the knit project I am doing at the moment, looking at architectural knit and geometric shapes...
I started off studying Paul Auster's novel City of Glass from The New York Trilogy. In the book a detective follows a man around the streets of New York and deciphers a new typeface where the city's streets were used as a canvas. I started recording some of my paths I took around Leeds on a regular basis.
My sketchbook and knit work draws inspiration from the architecture of Leeds and Berlin, where I will be going in two weeks (EEEEK!), and the underlying structure that can be found in the fundamentals of most successful designs, throughout the creative industries.