Kate Moross Installation

Continuing on the theme of illustration and fashion. I thought I would mention Kate Moross and her collaboration with TopShop(producing a S/S 08 capsule collection of printed Tees, jumpers and vests exclusively for TopShop) Her designs are science-inspired, hand drawn motifs, psychedelic organic designs, combined with structured spatial shapes and astrophysical typography. Her style reminds me a lot of Keith Harring. I guess it must be the use of the bold, graphic lines that Moross also employs weaving in and out of her designs but she is much more geometric in style.

This post follows on from the subject of installation and fashion, and this is precisely what Kate Moross was up to last Friday (25th Jan). She spent a whole day in one of the windows of the flagship Oxford Circus store doodling away to her hearts content, while being filmed live and broadcast via Podcasts. The mural was unplanned, though she did use elements of her work that have worked well before.

At still only 21 (my age??!), still completing her degree at Camberwell she has done incredibly well for herself. She has done plenty already and is pretty established in the art world, designing for various bands, producing commercial designs for Sony and Cadbury as well as managing her very own record label, Isomorph. I wonder if she gets a free laptop (i would love a new blue vaio) and endless supplies of Cadbury? Yum! The record label itself is art driven, aiming to repackage existing music, paying attention to the aesthetic of each record and revelling in the joy of print process, high production value and most of all, the vinyl format.

On the lines of innovation, it clearly isn’t and TopShop don’t claim it to be either. This installation is very different to that of the forthcoming video installation from Prada. Just the comparison of a public window installation compared to an invite-only installation promotes very different audiences. However, lets steer away from all of that, It must been nerve-racking as she sat doodling while shoppers and commuters stopped to stare. Goldfish bowl anyone?

Still on the subject of fashion installations i thought i would mention Diane Pernet’s You Wear It Well film project, held at +46 in stockholm. It showcased a bunch of fashion films from the open submissions project. Collaborations between Nick Knight and Gareth Pugh and various! Diane Pernet and Sarah Backlund were among the many who attended the screening. Just goes to show how film projects are popping up all over the place lately!