Monday, 1 November 2010

Hackney S'crap' Project

For one of my current uni projects I visited an amazing warehouse in Hackney, which I can only describe as cave full of treasure… but instead of precious jewels, gold and diamonds it’s full of old, random crap and materials that we were allowed to take home for free!

The aim of the project- to gather as much of the random crap as possible, take it home and experiment by testing the properties and possibilities in order to create interesting forms and structures.

I came across a huge crate of miss-matched belt buckles and rummaged through them carefully selecting anything gold. After playing around with them for a while I decided to make them into something wearable and so turned them into necklaces, the result of which I’m rather happy with!

Stay tuned for more Hackney Scrap...

Fred Butler is AWESOME!

Last Thursday I went to the Barbican to hear Fred Butler talk about her projects, pieces and passions.

Upon arrival, an extremely fresh-faced and brightly dressed Fred Butler was sat with both friend and muse, Rowdy Supers
tar. Wearing block canary yellow with her signature geometric pieces delicately placed in her impeccably styled hair, Fred Butler looked every inch the part of the innovative accessories designer behind creations such as Lady Gaga’s famously known ‘Telephone’ hat. It was Fred’s softly spoken nature and demure manner that took me by pleasant surprise, as it was such a contrast to her bold appearance and artistic creations.

Her playful and colourful sense of style is unquestionably reflected through her work. Fred spoke of how she prefers to experiment with new materials to see what they are capable of, often not knowing what she will end up with. She has such a creative design ethic which I found really inspiring. She plays around with her materials to create original, fun and dynamic shapes that translate into fashion, accessories, props and even set design.

Fred’s playful creativity has made her become one of today’s most sought after designers.