While waiting for New York Fashion Week to kick off, I have been wondering about what we will see on the different runways.
Will we see any special colours, shapes, silhouettes or prints? We'll discover it soon.
What I do hope is that there will be some interesting and inspiring connection with technology. I would for example love to see printed on silk garments one day images by German artist, photographer and video director Hubert Blanz.
Born in 1969, Blanz has been inspired in his recent work by urban environments and architectural sites, creating interesting images that often feature highways and streets.
Roads and highways bend, twist and intertwine in the images that are part of the Roadshow or Monokultur series, creating optical illusions, misleading our perceptions and deceiving our brain’s visual system, depicting scenes that provide an alternative to reality.
At times Blanz experiments in his works with the geometry of perspective and with anamorphic points of view.
From 2000 on, almost working as a digital cartographer or an alternative town planner, Blanz experimented with digital cities and spaces using electronic components, creating analogies between the source materials and the morphology of a urban landscape.
Though such densely scattered urban agglomerations look rather intriguing, I find the images from Blanz’s Geospaces more apt for fashion projects like prints on silk garments.
The boards - layered and perforated - form complex urban environments that create aerial and spatial continuities in texture and shape and call to mind satellite images.
I find these impressions of alternative cityscapes interesting and inspiring and I’m sure they would create intriguing fashion inspirations, while sparking up also dialogues about self-deception, realism and architecture.
For further inspirations taken from Blanz's work, check out the international group show entitled “Identity II: Forming Identity” at Fotogalerie Wien in Vienna until 29th September.Member of the Boxxet Network of Blogs, Videos and Photos Member of the Boxxet Network of Blogs, Videos and Photos Add to Technorati Favorites Lijit Search