Showing posts with label animal hair hats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label animal hair hats. Show all posts

Hats Off To Thom Browne and Stephen Jones For Some Seriously Strange Headwear.

Thom Browne's menswear collection for Fall Winter 2014 is both sartorial and satirical, to say the least. Ragged edge plaids, giant fat silhouette suits and autumnal leaf camo face make-up are topped off, literally, by unusual grey flannel and plaid hats and headgear in the shapes of animals. Rabbits as top hats, masks, caps and eyepatches, elephant heads, badger and frog caps, pinstripe bowlers as bears, hunting caps with antlers, driving caps with eyes and cage-like construction. There's even a Bear with a salmon in its mouth as a hat. Designed by Browne, the hats were made with the help of well-known milliner Stephen Jones.

Jewelry The Cat Coughed Up. Feline Furball Necklaces, Earrings and Rings.

Okay, so it hasn't actually been digested by a cat, but the custom jewelry by Moderncat blogger and jewelry designer Heidi Abrahamson, is actually made from the fur of a feline.

The one-of-a-kind pieces where made when Kate Benjamin (shown modeling the jewelry above) gave several cats a good grooming (she recommends the Furminator) and then hand-rolled each ball of cat fur into a tight bead. By rolling the loose fur between her palms, the strands become felted together, forming a solid little bead. Her friend Heidi then added her silversmithing skills by attaching jewelry findings to the furballs and then mounting them on earrings, ring shanks and chains.

Yes, Heidi said she would be happy to create custom hairball jewelry for you, too! Feel free to contact her for pricing and details.

all photos by Kate Benjamin. Info and images courtesy of Modern Cat

If you think this is bizarre, check out the people who make sweaters from their dog's fur here

A Big Loss To the Creative Community: Nagi Noda and A Look at Her Work.

Above: Nagi Noda (1973-2008)

The creative world lost a great talent last week. Sadly, Nagi Noda, the Japanese artist/designer/art director, (and most recently fashion designer) as well as the creator of hanpanda, passed away on Sunday, September 7. She was only 35. Noda had experienced ongoing complications related to a bad car accident last year that resulted in chronic pain. The exact cause of death was not specified.

Above: Hanpanda

Sheila Stepanek, CEO/EP Partizan US, who represented Noda, says that Noda passed "in her Mark Ryden dress, Chanel boots, perfect make-up with Viktor & Rolf lace black eye lashes."

Noda was best known in the ad industry for her fantastic "Sentimental Journey" clip for Japanese pop star Yuki, which featured multiple "analog" clones of the singer and was featured in Saatchi's 2006 New Directors Showcase.

However, her recent fashion collaboration with artist Mark Ryden and her 'hair hats' are what I will always remember and if you never saw either of them, I'd like to share them with you here.

Shot by photographer Kenneth Cappello this past April (shown seated below on the far right), her hair hats are hair shaped into various animals.

Her foray into fashion with Mark Ryden gave us some fabulous clothes and some unforgettable branding:

Most recently she collaborated with ultra popular artist Mark Ryden to come out with a clothing label named Broken Label, sold at Colette in Paris. Below are some of the pieces from their line:

And some ads for the brand (note the meat on the floor on the ads - very Mark Ryden):

And here are some pics from her own online diary that break my heart:


See more of her work here. And her music videos here.

May she forever rest in peace.

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