Ichiro Suzuki RCA Graduate Collection
“The initial inspiration came from the patchwork found at tailors which was made in 1895 by one of the employee of Henry Poole & Co. Then I moved on to take a look at optical art works (such as Vasarely, Bridget Riley, and Escher), polygon, and 3D wire-frame. This project was all about translating the ideas and images that I had in my head into 3D materials.
Essentially in this collection, I took some elements of structural engineering and geometric designs, and I moulded around living forms using traditional handcraft techniques of bespoke tailoring; a marriage of seeming incompatibles that I loosely term “bio-geometric tailoring”. It will evolve into a combination of sartorial obsession and innovative design. Extreme and intricate patchworks are the key to my collection and I worked into my vision of modern tailoring. I twisted the norms of British tailoring and used patchwork in unexpected ways.”
Ji Hye Park in ‘New Classic’ shot by Ben Hassett for Vogue China June 2013
These wearable masterpieces by Van Gogh are now available from my Thinx Gifts store
Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals keyboard dress | Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals space shell jacket | Emma Sadie Thompson neon cuffs | Lauren Marinis ‘Gilda’ pumps in cobalt suede – here (image: raww)