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Friday, June 25, 2010

Discovery of the week

I was trawling one of my new favourite sites for inspiration , trendland, this week and boy did I find some, or should I say someone.
I stumbled upon the very talented designer, Anne Sofie Madsen, who graduated from The Danish Design School in 2009. I have long declared myself a fan of Danish of design and this collection certainly lives up to what I have come to expect from the innovative nation.
Anne Sofie Madsen's graduate collection Tiki-Mania-Maori was an abstract take on traditional Maori motifs from braiding to carving and tattoos. One of their most prominent mythical characters is the bird woman and Anne Sofie Madsen's garments were like a contemporary costume for this ancient character, with out a single feather, totally ingenious! Laser cut leather, and shoe laces instead of flax strips also gave the ancient materials a mod makeover. I was totally inspired by her ability to take everyday materials and not only relate them to something so culturally recognized, but make them into something prescient at the same time. She took the ever popular notion of combining the primitive and the classic to a whole unique place.

Images from http://www.dkds.dk/Afgangsprojekter/2009/AnneSofieMadsen

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