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Martin Margiela’s Three Fs: Fashion, Fetish, Fabulous

A few thoughts on fashion’s inspired Belgian designer, Martin Margiela and his new collection.

Somewhere between the past and the future of fashion lies the Artisanal collection of Maison Martin Margiela’s Ligne 1.

The ideas in the collection may not translate to our everyday closet, but looking at the inspiration and utility of his mixed mediums, there are some exciting thoughts as to where fashion, design and ideas can take us, as something old creates something new.

Not only does Margiela fuse reuse with new fabrics and concepts, his collaboration with Swarovski created, Crystalacite, fusing crystal with white resin.  Without the use of glue, the project comes up with couture quality results,  that can be applied to the every day. 

As past and future come together in this genre of mixed use, mixed trends and mixed media, the ideas speak to now, with nods in all the right directions.

Nice.

Inspired by a post on DazedDigital.

The Neglect of a Loved One: Back to MixingReality

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you.  Whether it’s getting to the taxes that you filed an extension for, touching up the roots on your do, or finally getting the house painted after many years of hemming and hawing about costs and colors…time marches on.

So with no excuses, only time passing, I am back to my blog here at mixingreality.

For about 18 months I wrote a weekly column at EcoSalon, a blog I created for a client many years ago.  The column was called heARTbeat, and weekly, I attempted to create a connection between art and conscious living/thinking; the editorial direction of the publication.   My editors gave me full rein, and I thoroughly enjoyed this weekly exercise.  Though the publication continues, my team published their last posts, and my weekly ritual ended.

I also took a full time gig as a content strategist/director/curator for a digital agency, and mixingreality soon took a backseat to that thing called life.

At times, I wondered what would become of my baby.  After all, mixingreality reflects some of my work.  People referred to my writing and curation as a reason to know and work with me…such neglect.

So I’m back.  I’ve reassessed the way I will mix it up here.  We shall see where it goes.  But for now here are a few things I’ve noticed and want to share with you.

Apple Hires Former Yves Saint Laurent CEO for “Special Projects”

Naturally Clicquot, the first 100% biodegradable isothermal packaging ever created for a Champagne. via Feel Desain