The SS2000 Gold Label collection called ‘Summertime’ was based around the symbolism of the Roman God Bacchus (Greek-Dionysus), the God of wine, ritual madness & fertility.
The most obvious reference to this in the collection was the wine stain print used on fabrics. Continue reading →
As mentioned last week my wife Tomoka has been writing a monthly article about Vivienne & her political values for the Japanese fashion bible SO-EN magazine. She has kindly offered to translate these articles into English for us & so here is the first one. Continue reading →
This week’s post is about SO-EN magazine & it’s involvement with Vivienne.SO-EN is the Japanese fashion bible with a large readership in the country & for the last 8 months it has been featuring a double page spread on Vivienne & how her political ideas influence her designing. Continue reading →
In the World’s End Shop at the moment are 2 new/old designs, both using prints from North American Plains Indians. First shown in the 1982 Savages collection these designs are the ‘Savage Vest/Dress’ (£180) & the ‘Savage Jumper’ (£465).
These prints were originally sourced from the book Indian Rawhide: An American Folk Art, published by Oklahoma University & written by Mable Morrow (1975).
The Plains Indians (& these prints are from the Sioux) would paint these designs onto the rawhide ‘Parfleche’ bags which they used as panniers & trunks & also for shields as the leather was strong enough to stop arrows. The name ‘Parfleche’, given to the bags by the French colonists is from the French ‘parer’, to parry or defend & from ‘fleche’ meaning arrow.