Tetris Power

Tetris Power

>> I can't believe the 25th anniversary of Tetris passed me by and I somehow FAILED to mention it on the blog.  You know how I love to work in completely non-fashion related references somewhere in the crevices of this blog to keep reminding myself that life does not in fact revolve around distressed denim, gigantic florals and toppling shoes.  Like many kidult of the 90s', I went from Gameboy original to Pocket to Colour and Tetris was there throughout every stage.  I think in my natural state of rest, my fingers actually twitch in anticipation of the next block that might be falling down to complete a row.  Take that sentence to whatever metaphorical stages you want…

Timothy James Andrews, ker-razy knitwear extraordinaire, also must have had similar brick formations in his head especially when you look at his new collection 'A-Block-A-Brick-Toe' that is very openly inspired by Tetris and its colourful bricks…recreating them in gem embellishments and in the physical cube shapes of the bracelet.  In a way, TJA's collections have always been about colourful blocks fitting together in their various formations that he's feeling at the time so with this collection's literal reference to Tetris, he's probably reconciling a lifelong love with the game that has informed his work…

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(Photography by Akio)

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  1. Hannah

    2009-06-22 at 8:21 PM

    I LOVE the last piece – reminds me of the patterns we made at the Waldorf school I went to. Beautifully photographed too.

  2. amanda

    2009-06-22 at 8:26 PM

    although my boyfriend would most def. tell me i look like a raver if i wore it, i’m loving that backpack accessory thing. so cool!

  3. romy

    2009-06-22 at 8:32 PM

    the first photo is awesomeeeeee!
    xoxo romylicious.blogspot.com

  4. Nicole

    2009-06-22 at 8:50 PM

    I really love the top in the third picture, I wish I could see it in person, its amazing! The pattern creates a beautiful mosaic, very tetris like indeed!!
    xoNicolexo
    (www.nicolelindner.etsy.com)

  5. calamityjem

    2009-06-22 at 9:08 PM

    I love all these designs; they are like a wearable version of a baby activity mat with all the senses catered for, genius!
    I’d love a pair of arm cubes, delightfully quirky.

  6. Isabel

    2009-06-22 at 9:11 PM

    These are so amazing. Tetris is a lot of fun.

  7. knitkicks

    2009-06-22 at 9:15 PM

    Saw his collection on dazed digital, i’m glad he’s sticking to his crazy coloured usual designs.
    when i was little I used to play tetris so much that when I closed my eyes i would still see the pieces moving down!

  8. stefan

    2009-06-22 at 9:49 PM

    the quilted piece at the bottom is fucking cool, appeals to the part of me that wants to wrap myself in great grandmother’s quilts but somehow jumping up and down really fast at the same time while drinking kool-aid.

  9. Market Publique

    2009-06-22 at 10:22 PM

    hehehe, my nerdy hubby reminded me of the Tetris anniversary – I was surprised to know Tetris is younger than I am, somehow it seems like it’s been around forever!
    Love the Tetris inspired fashion!
    – Pamela

  10. The Fashion Assistant

    2009-06-22 at 10:53 PM

    Brilliant work!!!!

  11. KD

    2009-06-23 at 12:06 AM

    Absolutely stellar stuff! Have you seen A. Wang’s silk stud print tank? First thing I thought when I saw that “Tetris!” Of course, its nowhere near as cool as these pieces.

  12. Philosophia

    2009-06-23 at 3:19 PM

    Wow, I think this will be in my dreams tonight. Especially the quilting in the last photo is incredible. I would love to wear that.
    xxx

  13. lady coveted

    2009-06-23 at 4:15 PM

    oh my goodness, i was a total tetris addict too! the song would play in my head all the time. however, now i can’t remember it, ans when i try to conjure it up, all i get is the super mario brothers song. which is cute too.

  14. Meream

    2009-06-23 at 7:30 PM

    Haha my dad used to scold me silly for spending hours playing tetris instead of doing my homework.

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