Woody Woody…

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>> This has been knocking around for a bit and I keep forgetting that I need to get myself over to the Kemistry Gallery to check out illustrator/artist Damien Poulain's cute totems.  'Cute' is I guess a bit of a derogatory term I guess for Poulain's efforts to capture moments of 20th-21st century history in wooden 'totems'. A totem is apparently

"any supposed entity that watches over or assists a group of people, such as a family, clan, or tribe"

In Damien's world events like Britney shaving her head, the fall of the Berlin Wal and the TV test card all deserve to be made into totems, carved out of reclaimed wood and hand-painted.  He also has added a few designers that for him are significant fashion 'events' of he past…

Gareth Pugh

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Comme des Garcons

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Viktor & Rolf

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If I was skilled enough to carve anything into wood (never ever worked with wood in D.T…), I'd have a different set of fashion events/figures to carve, entirely personal to me and not in any way significant in the grand scheme of things probably…

… Alaia's contribution to fashion in general…
…Boudicca's V&A Fashion in Motion show which I accidentally walked into…
…Discovering vintage for the first time in Rokit when I was 13…
…The Face (old, not the supposedly new digital version which someone is trying to unleash…)…
…Katy England…
…A pair of old Miu Miu platform shoes that were officially my first pair of proper serious heels…

13 Replies to “Woody Woody…”

  1. Is it immature of me that i giggled when i saw the print of those tights, and then the title of this post?

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