samedi 23 juin 2018

Patchwork of creativity

You can see on this article how a concept can be declined in mulitple design, how a creation is derived from another and get a different meaning according to the person that wears it.  

I got this colourful shows lace from a charity shop where they didn't know what to do with, so I got them for a little donation.  I cut to different lenght the lace and burent the edge, and stitched each string to a bright pink lycra base, from a tropical avant garde fringy dress that have an amazing floaty movement.  

an explosion of colour by Anthony Lycett 

For Bonnie this dress is better than ball of wool so it was irresistible for her to come and play with the costume.  

close up details of the accessories by Anthony Lycett 

I found a couple of unicorn cuddly toys in Poundland and felt the texture and colours were perfect to create a pattern.  Also I like the fact they were not a brand and quite generic so would not refer to any specific famous toy.  Then, because I work generally with lot, the hunt for more unicorns cuddly tous begun and I had to go around several Poundland accross London to find about 20 copies. 

Being a freak is freaking awesome 🌈Psychedelic soft toys clown costume made from a base from an @unattendeditems project covered with unicorn woolly toys

inspiration moodboard for wolly toys outfit
by Anthony Lycett 

by Anthony Lycett 
psychedelic clown 🤡 costume with 💜purple unicorn 🦄 soft toys collar 💜like wearing a hug 🤗 around your neck 💖💘💕 headpiece

People think I have millions of clothes and wondering how I store them, it is true I have a lot but also If I recycle a lot of material, I also recycle myself a lot and rework a lot new design from previous elements I own.  For example when I found this shocking  pink 80s style jacket, I felt it make more sense to have the cuddly tous unicorn on the macket rather than keep in on the clown sequins costume. So I unstitched all my previous work and mounted the unicorn on the new base. 
 by Anthony Lycett 

Karl Lagarfeld has Choupette and I have Bonnie 😻💖 when we do a photoshoot she now automatically jumps on the background as she thinks she will get chicken as a treat she is a poser and a diva 💁 adding the perfect accessory to my cuddly toy unicorn 🦄 jacket
by Anthony Lycett 

Bonnie is also a whimsical cat and love stick her little pinkish ongue out to the camera  which match with the whole outfit by Anthony Lycett 

by Anthony Lycett 

The unicorn cuddly toys jacket look even better on Sara Streule because of matching with her pink hair. She came straight from Switzerland to take part in Self.Styled project and I took advantage of the shoothing to style her woth my accessories.  
by Anthony Lycett 
"We did as well a few extra pictures, playing with the jewellery and costumes of artist Sophie Cochevelou. You see those below. How in love I am with that pony jacket! I am aware that many people would feel disguised wearing something like this, but I am the opposite: Less is not more, but just less me, so give me all the ponies, bury me in jewels and crown me with the Barbies to reveal my true self!" see more on her blog here 
Sara Streule modelled my vintage little car 🚙 🚗 necklace, #hellokitty earrings and#barbieface brooch picture by Anthony Lycett 

by Anthony Lycett 

Maryam Eilser, author or Voices of East London book,  very generously organised an open studio day in Columbia road with Florent Bidois and Mei hui Lui, 
The idea was to get our work discovered by a new clientele, inviting influential special guests like artists, gallery curator, PR managers…etc 

So great to see gorgeous elegant women wearing my creations. They are very different than the extravagant festival people but it just works.  

We decorated the traditional east London  Victorian time building with its brick veneer with our designs, reconstituting an artist studio. 
Mei hui and her team cooked some dumpling to die for.  
Great food, great art and great company, what more to ask?  
Seing the  fresh enthousiasm of a whole new groupe of people gave me a new impulse to go back to my actual studio and make more, sometimes you just need a little boost.  

A tree of dinosaurs earrings 

 It seems that our designs have the power to create this "colour walk vibe" in any context bringing joy 

In front of my favourite mosaic of Colombia road by Maryam Eisler 
I find this dress turned out really well. I had this printed neoprenne type fabric with the classical figure of the king of heart in the traditional game of cards.  
For a very "Alice in Wonderland Tim Burton style, I embelished the masculine king figure with sequins, ruffles rinhstones for a baroque vision  with a twist of a drag king or a drag queen of heart.  
I find the mirrored double face really interesting as the drag king is playing a double identity game, with a ambigious gender identity.  
Like a Shakespearian character when a actor plays a feminine part (as it was forbidden for women to go on stage in the 15e century), but like for example when in the Tempest, 

type where actor embody feminine character, who for example in Twelfth Night, Or What You Will Viola is disguised in Cesario , so where a man play the part of  a woman disguised in a man carrying away the audience in the vertigo of  gender identity.  

by Tea time with Alice 

I am always happy to collaborate with different artists and lend my costume to people who have helped me in the past.  I feel my costumes are not made to sit in my closet but are design to have a life outside the studio, spreading joy and inspiration.  So I didn't hesitated when Alice asked to borrow my white wire serpentin dress which fit perfectly with the brief creating a symbolic futirisitc foam in the bath.  

"A woman has a bath in her bathroom and keeps being disturbed by the phone ringing. Synopsis : Technology enables you to communicate wherever and whenever, but what if it was a poison to your private life, where relaxing moment –like taking a bath – are mindless and stressful" 

Alice Beuzard-Edwards – sound designer – director of photography art director assistant - photographer Emily Jones – production designer Anne-Sophie Cochevelou – costume and jewellery designer Emily Noble- Performer Eve Wang – photography assistant

New month come with its new batch of stunning Self.Styled portrait, a priviledge for me as my work get worn by iconic and unique people who are recognised in their field for what they do.

the amazing  @eva_vortex shoot for @self.styled  by Anthony Lycett
looking like a retro futuristic metropolis goddess
wearing tribal African barbie dolls neckpiece  

The stunning @Tegan Robertson shoot for @self.styled by Anthony Lycett 
wearing my glittery mermaid neckpiece 

The stunning @
Tegan Robertson shoot for @self.styled by Anthony Lycett 
wearing my bling baroque hello kitty necklace & earrings 

Editorial corner:
Love collaborating with stylists that do their won intereptation of my design and mak up their own story.

I like to see my designs as gender fluid and I think boys just rocks them too 💖💖 club kids fashion editorial inspired by NYC Indergrounds clubs in 1980 featuring by colourful shoes laces fringy dress 👗 and frida Kahlo inspired necklace

styledbyraghavClub Kids fashion editorial inspired by NYC Underground clubs in 1980
Stylist & Creative Director -@styledbyraghav
Model - @jamesmaraj_
Hair & Makeup - @jamesmaraj_ 

Boys just look so pretty in pink 💖 and glitters 🌈 don’t think colours or design should be stuck with one gender club kids fashion editorial inspired by NYC underground club kids in the 80s featuring my #mylittlepony 🦄skirt & necklace & unicorns headpiece

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