Monday, 24 January 2011

V&A Images for Educational non commercial use - a wonderful facility

Hardy Amie's biography - click here      I love this web site, an excellent show case for this heritage brand. See his vintage 1950s classic ladylike fashion for society ladies on the V&A website.

V&A historical fashion example 1865 - 1875 made of red silk - donated and on show at the V&A Museum London.

A highly valuable iconic image of Patti Boyd - (then George Harrison of the Beatle's girl friend)  with the The Rolling Stones by John French. Available from the V&A to use commercially with permission, copyright agreement and payment. Educational or academic one off use is free of charge as long as the image is below A5 size and you don't mind the water mark. 

John Paul Getty's 1970s shoes - donated to the V&A's vast collection of historical and vintage fashion items of both Couture and High Street designs. Biba, Mary Quant, Ozzie Clarke, Dior, Hardy Amies, Vivienne Westwood to name but a few.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Basso & Brooke PRINT OFF PARTY Tomorrow 21st Jan

London Fashion Week Warm up Party.....

In the warm up to London fashion week their troops of couture lovers, twisted party minds and all things glamorous and debauched are ready to set the bubbles free. Spread over the sexy cavernous rooms, a sea of colourful patterns will witness an array of the hottest faces in the fashion/art/music industry. 

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Caligula & Basso & Brooke present PRINT OFF

Student Intern Roles

Burberry Intern job

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Student work - School Girl Meets Grandma and Scanky Older Brother !

Alexa Chung speaking about her new collection for Nylon TV. 

This is an art direction and styling project designed and developed by Alys Collins on my Art direction for fashion promotion course for Nylon magazine. The story is perfectly pitched for Nylons target customer. I love Aly's styling.
In the 1960's there was an extraordinary boutique on the kings Road called 'Granny takes a trip' with the most brilliant exterior design shop window.

Vintage style has never been is so cool!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Dior - Spring / Summer 2011 brand campaign

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The collection sample

At the top we have the new for S/S 2011 Dior brand photography campaign photographer by Steven Meisel released this month in all the top fashion glossies such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Clare to name a few. A student from Madrid called Miguel Gasco decided to do a brand campign for Dior as his final project on my art direction class before Xmas a month before this was published. 
He has tuned in very well to the brand's identity and interpreted what was wanted as you can see. The actual shoot concept John Galliano went for was very sensibly lower budget as it has been shot in a studio not in Hawaii but is not dissimilar in essence! The Dior styling is also very approachable and easy to identify with wearing or dare I say it putting a replica together from Top Shop or Hennes. However in different economic times Miguel's idea ( with out the Pearl Harbour war ship!) would be fabulous for this label and what fun to do!