7 August 2014
Hey the MLE,
I was working on a project that led me to the UEG site the other day, and I thought it was about time I write a post about this fashion brand, as they are so interesting for a number of reasons:
- They are based in Warsaw.
- Their pieces are designed to deteriorate over time, as they are all made of Tyvek, that synthetic fabric that feels like paper. "The deterioration is a way to emphasize and meditate on some of the key ideas of consumerism, like the obsession for the new and the resulting quickness with which new becomes old." Definitely the spirit of MOTHandRUST right?
- Not only do they use only one material, but they also use only 2 non-colours: black or white. No grey.
- They do not distinguish between sexes or seasons.
- One of my favourite artists, Filip Pagowski, has collaborated with them with a line created to raise the awareness of the crucial role bees play in our ecosystem (bottom picture above).
- They just launched in LA in the US of A. I love the photoshoot for the launch (pictured above).
I think MOTHandRUST has a lot in common with UEG. Perhaps a collaboration one day?
29 December 2011
Thought the Israeli illustrator Noma Bar deserved a post. Enjoy.
1 May 2011
Dear dear MLE,
The weekend last, I happened upon some lovely young lads at the Sunday Up Market drinking cans of 1664 whilst selling their wares. I got the Paris shirt, which I love dearly. Evidently a quote from Cezanne. More from this beautiful quintessentially English label can be found here:
Speak in a couple hours,
17 March 2011
Hey The MLE,
One of my oldest and dearest friends, Mr Calvert, as given us this lovely image. He actually made it a few months ago, prior to our site launch, so it is also further proof of his ability to see into my future. I really miss him. Thanks Steve!
14 March 2011
Just back from NYC, and have lots of stuff to share! The first is a show we saw at the David Zwirner gallery in Chelsea, of one of my favourite illustrators - Marcel Dzama, who happens to be a fellow Canadian from Winnipeg. His drawings are both whimsical and dark at the same time - creating this whole universe populated with a mix of humans, animals, and fantasy creatures. And a whole lotta masks, which of course always reminds me of the performance art piece that you and I did in Times Square all those years ago! This exhibit featured a mix of drawings, large sculptures and incredibly detailed dioramas, all related to a short film also on view, which mixes ballet and war in a surreal game of chess.