Wishing BLOW Presents designer, Jane Bowler the best of luck at the Look of Style Awards on the 6th November!
The Look of Style Awards is an annual fashion competition in Manila, run by the British Council in affiliation with Philippine fashion magazine, Look, Samsung and Philippine national newspaper, The Inquirer.
The competition is aimed at the most talented upcoming Filipino designers and the winner will receive an all expenses paid trip to London, where they will be enrolled on a short course of their choice at the prestigious Central Saint Martins.
Bowler will be showcasing her SS12 collection and in keeping with this year’s competition theme, Eco Chic, Bowler has been selected to judge on the panel and will be giving a talk promoting the use of sustainable materials in fashion. In previous collections, Bowler has resourcefully used off cuts from shower curtains to create her avant garde designs. Bowler is also an advocate of her zero waste policy, using off cuts from the dresses in her SS13 collection to create her beautiful accompanying accessories.
…Favourite song from Saturday ❤
Having previously seen the PINS girls play in Paris, I was more than a little excited to see them play at the Soup Kitchen in their hometown, Manchester. Never failing to disappoint, the venue was packed to the rafters and in all the excitement, I took a tumble down the stairs.
Thoroughly impressed, first thing the next day I bought more tickets for their gig at the Sebright Arms in London on the 24th October.
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Last night, the BLOW Presents team popped down to Tim Noble & Sue Webster’s private view at the BLAIN|SOUTHERN Gallery. The dualistic title refers to the ‘oppositional forces present within these works’. Examples given were the idea the show is constructive as well as destructive, hopeful and despairing. The show also uses light and shadow to enhance the sculptures.
The exhibition, the first major exhibition from the two since 2006, is compiled from 6 large scale sculptures that appear to be half formed giving the impression they are either materialising or disintegrating. The artists wanted to invoke a sense of ‘urban disorder’ with the sculptures being produced mainly from discarded wood and surrounded by the splinters, shavings and gathered sawdust from the materials.
Perhaps one of the most interesting parts of the exhibition was the shadow cast when the sculptures were illuminated, depicting portraits of the artists both alone and together. The intention of the light was to shift the focus onto the delicate material composition and suggest the sense of it’s impending doom.
You can catch these works until at the 24th November at the BLAIN|SOUTHERN.
Big love to AOFM for sending over this amazing CABINET of chocolates!!