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the design musuem always has very current and exciting exhibitions on, this one entitled sustainable future. the exhibition is divided into 5 main sections: cities, energy and economies, food, materiality and the creative citizen.
in fashion bit there were several designers that are utilizing sustainable and renewable materials. christopher raeburn created fashionable garments by using unusable parachute silk. miriam ridha has worked with hemp to create these delicate dresses that were frayed around the edges and knotted together to form the seams. miriam also used natural dyes to colour the fabric which creates a great muted natural colour palette.
for more details on the exhibition go to: http://www.designmuseum.org
kat was one of my first favourite fashion illustrators from way back when i was in school.. i love her use of layers, textures, and colours using watercolours, fabrics and paper amongst her designs. kat also illustrates for a blog called michi girl (www.michigirl.com) and amongst many other things has also illustrated a cute cocktail book i got from new york:
kat now runs a graphic design company called ortolan which can be found at: http://www.ortolan.com.au
robin pearl brown is the american designer behind magnolia pearl. her clothes and designs are ott and ott again but somehow it works! check out the jam packed website at: www.magnoliapearl.com