In 2015, we published hundreds of posts on fashion and textiles and we know you’re curious to know what exactly our fans around the world were reading. Well, good news is that you don’t have to wait any longer because today we have picked out your most favourite fashion articles from last year. We do hope you are enjoying our series of annual round-ups and now it’s time to find out how print has made its way into both high fashion and streetwear.
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Based between Milan and Como, AH/OK is an independent silk printing brand recently launched in May 2015. Founding design duo Claudia Carieri and Francesca Errani created a capsule collection of silk kimonos and accessories, showcasing contemporary bold prints and shapes made with brush strokes, stamps and acrylic paints.
The Art Socks Photo Series by Kate Brien
Stylist and curator Kate Brien of View From The Topp and photographer David Kitz worked together to create a series of gorgeous photographs depicting art socks illustrated by the world’s art legends. From Mona Lisa, self-portrait of Frida Kahlo, to Munch’s The Scream, Brien paired socks, available for purchase via The Sock Drawer, with open-toed sandals from her personal collection.
Brain Dead X Eric Films
In conjunction with the NYC Art Book Fair 2015, Brain Dead worked closely with Eric Elms to create an exciting collection sporting the Brooklyn artist’s iconic imagery across a hat, tee and tote bag.
Drawing influence from the traditional Indian woodblock printing, printmaker Claudia Borfiga and milliner Lizzie Lock started ‘Chhipa’ with an aim to support ancient crafts. Their first collection has been made using the traditional processes of Rajasthan (DABU printing) and printed using indigo dye.
Currently based between Berlin and London, multi-disciplinary designer and art director Emily Hadden has built up an impressive fashion orientated client list which includes the likes of Stella McCartney, Nasty Gal, Alfie Douglas, Desillusion, Liberty London, Casio, G-Shock and B Store to name but a few. This latest project was produced in collaboration with Print All Over Me (PAOM) which resulted in a clothing collection of abstract monochrome prints that are custom made to order.
Glitch Textiles is a design label originated by Brooklyn-based graphic artist Phillip David Stearns, showcasing a stunning set of functional, colourful artworks that bridge the gap between woven textiles and digital art, all designed and inspired by algorithms. The project explores the histories of woven image-making and modern digital technologies, transcoding the computer glitches into stunning garments and functional fabrics.
LA streetwear brand Joyrich dropped some exciting new print focused pieces for the AW15 collection. Featuring abstract all-over patterns alongside bold graphics and type, the brand blended a range of styles to showcase a ‘retro-future’ aesthetic.
Lazy Oaf | A FUN Project
We are big fans of Lazy Oaf and for their exhibition at Pick Me Up 2015, their collaboration with a selection of influential artists (including Kyle Platts, Jack Sachs, Jiro Bevis, Dominic Kesterton, Alexander Medel Calderon and Yoko Honda) saw the artists’ work applied to a range of iconic Lazy Oaf garments that play with the boundaries of illustration and fashion to form an interactive surreal world.
Manual for Speed | Artist Residency Cycling Kits
Manual for Speed is a contemporary look at professional cycling and last year they launched the final piece of their Artist Residency Program. They collaborated with five tremendous artists including Jerry Inscoe, Mike Perry, Sigrid Calon, Karan Singh, and Zio Ziegler who visually interpreted a moving peloton using four basic principles: Chaos, Color, Motion, and Trajectory. These designs were then printed onto cycling jerseys, shorts, and other pieces of kit which were all manufactured by Castelli.
Mel Elliot | I love Mel
Influenced by pop culture, celebrity and fame, the latest collection saw founder Mel Elliott take a different angle, addressing the important issue of gender equality. This most recent venture was a screen-printed, unisex T-shirt for children, printed in neon, pink, yellow and black ink, and with the artwork ‘FEMINIST’ on the front – its aim to raise awareness from an early age.
Michiel Schuurman’s posters are always show stopping with not only vast colour use but his manipulation of dynamic shapes equals amazing optical results. Now working at the premium textile brand for African Print, Vlisco, his prints adorn beautiful fabrics, bringing his work and the textiles to life.
Neighborhood X Adidas Originals
Continuing with their striking partnership, Adidas Originals and Neighborhood dropped their first look book for SS15. Featuring a strong focus on outwear with a nice selection of bold patterned prints, the brands merged distinctively Japanese trends with European sportswear aesthetics for the past season.
ONLY NY x Greats | SS15 Royale Pack
Only NY teamed up with another New York brand, Greats, to introduce their first-ever footwear range of products that displayed how ONLY’s minimal aesthetic translated seamlessly onto the Greats Royale silhouette. Handmade in Italy and limited to only 100 pairs per colour, the shoes were available exclusively on Greats.com and Onlyny.com.
Opening Ceremony :: AW15 | Kodak tees
It’s been a year and we think these Opening Ceremony’s Kodak tees still look fresh! Celebrating photography for AW15, the collection utilised Kodak’s classic logo and translated bold primary colour graphics across long-sleeve tees.
Supreme X Stone Island :: SS15
Fashion giants Stone Island and Supreme teamed up for SS15 to create an amazing capsule collection. Consisting of jackets, hats and a long sleeve tee, the collection highlighted an incredible all-over paisley print across 2 colour ways.