>> I've been holed up in a hotel in Hong Kong where the rooms have oddities such as a rocking horse and a King Charles spaniel dog lamp base.  It's all "surreal", Surrealist nods and being in Hong Kong led me to dig up these images by HK-based sock label Da Sein.  We're not short of quirky socks thes days – Happy Socks will meet most graphic and bright sock needs, Ayame has the beautiful fabric experimenations covered and Tabio is my go-to place fo all types of hoisery.  Brother and sister Jessica and Carson started Da Sein last year, in a bid to turn away from the conventional sock and create something altogether more eye-catching poking from underneath a skirt or trouser length.  When paired with Rene Magritte's paintings as seen here, it's diffiuclt to write off Da Sein's designs and brand outlook as just another run-of-the mill cutesy sock label.  Magritte's paintings inspire Jessica and Carson to look at time and space in a different way and even if the bold patterns they draw on their socks aren't directly surreal, there's definitely a painter's touch in the composition and colour combinations.  Da Sein are selling via Facebook at the moment and are one to add to boost the list of names to call on when I get asked about the Hong Kong fashion scene, something that happens when people recognise me here and I fumble, blush and generally make a tit out of myself.     












Comments (37)

  1. Serdane says:

    OMG ! quite an original fantasy about the sock which seems to have a proper world where only the regulars now what it is about.

  2. Li Yin says:

    Susie, great post! I love these sock designs and can totally see myself wearing them. In the meantime, would you mind helping with a survey for important research on vintage fashion and fashion publications? I think it may be of interest to you as well. Will appreciate any response. Many thanks! x http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/D2LJBFL

  3. WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..

  4. Haidee says:

    I love the colours, they are crazy amazing

  5. I love beautiful legs, unusual socks, tights and stockings.

  6. danielle says:

    So rad! LOVE these kooky socks!

  7. Sophie says:

    Who knew socks could be this good? I adore when art and fashion collide!

  8. Suzi says:

    I love these photos! The socks are really amazing too!
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  9. LOVE the Magritte inspired stuff!

  10. Is it just me or are these socks sort of pop art reminicent?
    Material Fixations

  11. Mariana says:

    I’m a sucker for socks. These are amazing!

  12. Nathan Niche says:

    I just love love love surrealism art, and to put that with socks! well that’s just like putting whip cream ON whip cream!
    These pieces should actually be hung in a gallery! lol

  13. Beautiful socks!! I love the way in which they set up the campaign!
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  14. Anahita says:

    It’s rather interesting how surrealism has definitely established its relation to commerce, remember some of the widow displays during of Selfridges Bright Young Things?

  15. these pictures are amazing this is what I called true art

  16. Moritz says:

    what a fun way to show socks… this shows you can still have fun and be creative

  17. steffi says:

    This is the most amazing socks kamp in general.
    I do not, the link between surrealism and socks, as these under my awareness not so much affect, but perhaps it is still
    wonderful post

  18. Curious and cute at the same time!!….
    I love it when surreal images and a kind of naive environment blend together. Wonderfully spotted!!
    i’ll post this in my blog as well…

  19. This really solidifies fashion as a form of artwork. I love surrealism and I love these socks!! Great post!! Xx

  20. Thea vintage says:

    Lovely and creative adverts for socks !

  21. plumbing says:

    Wow. This is so beyond my daily life. I love everything about it. Thank you so much for sharing!

  22. those are really fun to look at 🙂

  23. Emily Coles says:

    Love a bit of surrealism and these socks make it great. http://emsdarkroom.blogspot.co.uk/ Emily xx

  24. I love the photography, the colours, the focusing. It’s beautiful.

  25. OH! Great post..I was so impressed I’ve found this kind of blog..Thanks.

  26. Purple says:

    Such a fun post! Thanks so much for sharing.

  27. Alice says:

    We specialize in this field for long and have passed Target,Disney,Primark and Sedex audit.
    Attached pls find the price lists including main products(socks)we have been dealing with.
    If any needs, pls do not hesitate to contact us.

  28. George Peterson says:

    Really beautiful! I am sure that these were inspired by the work of René Magritte!
    I love quirky socks and my current favourites are http://www.chattyfeet.com
    which have funny characters!

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