A MARTINE ROSE HOMAGE
Fascinated by gender blur, the menswear designer Martine Rose continues to explore the boundaries of boy/girl; using fabrics and details traditionally associated with womenswear and stretching the extremities of the male silhouette.
Looking to subculture, sportswear or her musical heroes (Rick James, Prince, Mark E. Smith) for stylistic starting points, her references shift each season but her refusal to be constrained by a fixed masculinity is an ongoing theme.
STYLING: PHILIP CLARKE
MODEL: ARIS @NEVS
Clothes: Underwear and shoes from Beyond Retro, all other clothes from Martine Rose.
AN ILLUSTRATED SELECTION OF THE SPRING/SUMMER15 MENSWEAR COLLECTIONS, BY ALEX MEIN FOR SLASHSTROKE. SEE PARTS ONE & TWO.
WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK/ GOSHA RUBCHINSKIY/ CHRISTOPHER SHANNON/ ISSEY MIYAKE/ LOUIS VUITTON/ ACNE SPRING SUMMER 2015.
ALL ILLUSTRATIONS BY ALEX MEIN FOR SLASHSTROKE. MORE TO FOLLOW.
ILLUSTRATIONS BY ALEXANDER MEIN FOR SLASHSTROKE. MORE TO FOLLOW SOON.
Thanks to all those who took part in our “Fast Fashion 2d mix Fix” project on Saturday and for giving us your best “fashion” versions.
A 2d life size collage mash up introduction to the some of London’s newest and coolest designers. Slashstroke put together an overview of key pieces and style hits from the season in life size illustrations and invited the public to create their own FAST FASHION 2D MIX FIX. Participants were photographed in their own 2d collage mash up creating a unique and dynamic fashion image.
Our project was part of series of events, workshops and performances organised by Barbican in association with Create London. Presenting Ram Place Fashion Market, a fashion-led event at the heart of the Morning Lane area of Hackney, encompassing a street market, a pop-up café-bar and event space located in an adjacent derelict building transformed by curator Jeffrey Horsley. Ram Place Fashion Market is part of the Beyond Barbican offsite programme that reflects the Barbican’s long history of programming in partnerships with artists and organisations in east London.
Join us for a 2d life size collage mash up introduction to the some of London’s newest and coolest designers. We will pull together an overview of key pieces and style hits from the season in life size illustrations that the you can mix and match to produce your own FAST FASHION 2D MIX FIX. Playing with proportion, scale, colour and pattern participants are photographed in their own 2d collage mash up creating a unique and dynamic fashion image. More details on the event HERE
Organised by Barbican in association with Create and inspired by the Barbican exhibition, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.
Lots of other events, workshops, performances and pop-up shops to check out over the week, full details HERE
Winchester School of Art commissioned Slashstroke to design and produce their exhibition stand and magazines for Graduate Fashion week 2014. Accommodating Fashion and Textile design and Fashion Marketing the stand and publications had to work on multiple levels to showcase a very diverse range of work. This year WSA opted for a more encompassing representation for the courses with the magazines featuring successful alumni and post graduates alongside interviews and articles with current staff and students, the combined effect suggesting an energetic and industry engaged University.
For Slashstroke the opportunity translate 2d into 3d in terms of graphics and spatial interaction was an exciting challenge, below are some of the results.
Slashstroke worked with BUILD IS EVERYTHING to produce the stand.
RUSSIA DNA /SLASHSTROKE ISSUE 7
PROJECT 1: RUSSIA, SELF AND OTHERS / WORKSHOPS AND EXHIBITION.
A SERIES OF EXPERIMENTAL WORKSHOPS IN SOUND, ANIMATION, FILM MAKING AND STORY TELLING ALL COMBINED TO TOGETHER TO CREATE A FINAL WORK OF FICTION, A QUESTION ON CREATIVE IMMIGRATION.
CURATED BY RUSSIAN ARTIST MANI VERTIGO WHO WILL ALSO BE EXHIBITING A NEW SERIES OF PORTRAITURE ON THE NIGHT.
SUNDAY 27TH APRIL / THE ROSE LIPMAN BUILDING, DE BEAUVOIR ROAD, N1 5SQ
PARTY: FILM LAUNCH AND EXHIBITION 8PM +
OPEN TO ALL.
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Yesterday Slashstroke took over the Fashion Space Gallery for a day of Campaigning for Fashion Activism, a workshop in making stuff happen, playing with loose statements and cheap slogans, a project exploring group dynamic and creative output. Concept, production and output, begun and finished in 5 hours, a campaign without a real cause, a manifesto for the sake of it, a direction because momentum feels good. A reaction to fast fashion and loose contexts.
During the day we produced large scale graphic templates/layouts for a Zine on which everyone involved could design content. Through collage, statement making, image making, photography and cut and paste all participants contributed to the production of #CFA ZINE. The original draft copy is now in the Gallery but we will be making more copies available soon. Keep a look out.
There ended up being a lot of TITS and “SCREW YOU FASHION”, so we were pleased to see that good taste and fashion aesthetics are as subjective as ever.
Special thanks to all those involved in the day and to Polona Dolzan and Ligaya Salazar at the Fashion Space Gallery.
CAMPAIGN FOR FASHION ACTIVISM
JOIN US AS WE TAKE OVER THE FASHION SPACE GALLERY FOR A DAY OF ACTIVISM.
SPEND THE DAY CREATING PAMPHLETS, PROTEST STATEMENTS AND REVOLUTIONARY FASHION IN OUR CAMPAIGN FOR FASHION ACTIVISM, A WORKSHOP EXPLORING THE DYNAMIC AND ENERGY INHERENT IN FASHIONS PURSUIT OF TREND AND CURRENCY.
#FFF / FAST FASHION FICTION.
MAKE STUFF HAPPEN/ MOMENTUM IS EVERYTHING/ ENERGY CREATES OUTPUT/
THINK IT/ WEAR IT/ SAY IT/ MAKE IT/ DO IT/ LOVE IT/ DIE
For more information and to book in go here Fashion Space Gallery
1. Towelling top Assaf Reeb
2.Marlboro t-shirt stylist’s own, jeans Jessy Linton
3.Raglan sleeve turtleneck Mirja Rosendahl, archive Kansai Yamamoto Coat at House Of Liza / Swarovski embellished biker jacket by Fiongal Greenlaw, vintage printed shirt stylist’s own, PVC trousers Mirja Rosendahl.
4.Archive Junior Gaultier shirt at House of Liza, armbands Assaf Reeb, string vest and striped trousers Adam Watson.
5.Marlboro t-shirt stylist’s own, jeans Jessy Linton
6.Brocade jacket Nicholas Daley, shirt Adam Watson, trousers Assaf Reeb
7.Towelling top Assaf Reeb, jeans Jessy Linton / Raglan sleeve turtleneck top Mirja Rosendahl
8. Raglan sleeve turtleneck Mirja Rosendahl / Archive Kansai Yamamoto Coat at House Of Liza
9.Archive Junior Gaultier shirt at House of Liza
Styling and collage: Alex Mein