Monthly Archives: February 2011

British Fashion Week: Part One

Friday: Day One: Martina Spetlova Alas my favourite Czech Chemist was only showing in a private room at Somerset house so there were no catwalk photographs to be used as reference. Ever resourceful I ripped a few frames from a … Continue reading

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The Dream (Le Reve): Happy Valentine’s Day

One of my best friends is tying the knot on March 5th so I thought I would make him a present. I seldom give away original artwork, unless it’s been comissioned, so it always means a lot to me when … Continue reading

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Dior

The artist RenĂ© Gruau ( see Fig1 above) provided the inspiration for Galliano’s latest Haute Couture collection at Dior. Gruau was a hugely influential illustrator during the 1940s. Indeed it’s not overstating the case to suggest that he changed the … Continue reading

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