yesterday at the home office we had a visit from isby lubin, a very talented young lady who is designing her own line of tshirts, called LoLA, and she’s only in her sophomore year of high school!
all of isby’s shirts are handmade – she draws the designs, burns them into screens, dyes her own plain white shirts, mixes her own custom inks and prints the shirts herself. t love the print with the little family and dog! she says that this first collection was inspired by her family, specifically her brothers and how they helped her and are still helping her become the person she is today.
i love the colors she chooses! isby just moved from california to nyc where she is pursuing her dream of designing shirts.
My obsession for denim has increased to a maximum high, I’m lov’in everything from cute cut offs, straight legged ripped jeans and waistcoats. I have in mind ‘Penny Lane’ with an ‘I’m with the band’ attitude!
as i told you last week, dan martensen was the photographer for our new february catalog. the photos were shot in california in two outdoor locations and in a studio. the first location was zuma beach, a large and popular beach in malibu, california that is known for its good surf. our producer took these pics while our team was shooting – i wish i was there now!
you can read more about the inspiration behind the catalog here - and stay tuned for more photos!
My heart sank this morning when i logged on to The Guardian to check on the local news back home in England.
Alexander McQueen had Passed away, I couldn’t help but grieve.
He has been a maverick to the English Fashion Scene and an Iconic one at that. With a label such as “The Bad Boy” which came from his invention of the ‘Bumster’ in the 90′s. This Designer was out there to make a statement and that he managed to do every season.
Everyone warmed to him and his cheeky, daring attitude to Fashion.
I admired him for years and he was often an Inspiration to me when i was studying Fashion/Textile Design.
His Spring/Summer 2010 collection blew me away- It was Fashion/Art at its best!
it’s about that time for the thursday poll! last week i asked about our cute printed bras and the winner was the printed rouched bralette with 32% of the vote! that was my favorite too. this week, everyone’s got valentine’s day on the brain, so i’m going to ask about some more intimately items – this time our cute undies! which ones do you like best?
we thought it would be fun to give you a little glimpse into the world of some of our fp girls, so to start out, we followed one of our designers for a week! we watched as she designed a garment from start to finish, had some of her designs tested out on a fit model and presented concepts and finished items to our design team. i can’t show you too much yet, but here’s a preview of what you’ll see in the video (coming soon)! stay tuned!
the theme for the catalog is “raw,” heavily inspired by nature – flowers, feathers, shells and raw materials, as well as lace, crochet and fringe. the above beach shots were very inspirational, as well as the photographer dan martensen’s past shoots at the bonnaroo festival and with fashion muse erin wasson.
i think the end result is lovely!
check out all the items from the new catalog here.
kris chau is one of our fp girls, and she’s also a really talented artist. she has a show opening tonight at topstitch boutique in philly (54 n. 3rd) called “puppy face” featuring some of her new works, so i thought i’d ask her a few questions!
where do you draw inspiration for your work?
i draw inspiration from the girls around me, lyrics from hilarious songs, my dog, flowers i see, and artists i admire.
who are some of the artists you admire?
yuko shimizu, zeloot, genevieve castree, tim gough, rob sato, ako castuera.
what is your favorite thing to draw?
well ladies of course. ladies, ruffles, shoes, and puppies.
with a full time job here at fp, when do you find time for your artwork?
sigh, that is a question i get quite a bit and i ask myself the same thing. i give up a lot of social things and maybe grooming to do both. my life at free people gives me many opportunities that i will forever be grateful for, and due to my lack of free time making art has become incredibly important to me. it becomes something very serious in a way, i now create things that i do not compromise, i’ve taken a less illustrative and more arty route these days. my position at free people is also creative, so creatively i feel like every week i run a marathon and i am constantly trying to balance it all.
do you listen to music while you draw? what do you listen to?
i listen to a lot of podcasts (thank you fresh air and ira glass i will send you more money) as well as booty shakin jams to keep my spirits up.
what are some of your other hobbies?
gardening and playing with my sweet sweet puppy.
if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?
my sweet tim, my sweet puppy, and a lifetime supply of cucumber soda.
if you’re in philly stop by topstitch boutique tonight between 6 and 10pm! a bunch of us fp girls will be there :)
also check out more of chau’s amazing work on her website!
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