Artist Lisa Snelling creates fantastical art that tends to inspire stories. Defying classification, she uses a variety of materials and techniques, mixing two and three dimensions, kinetics and even writings. She is most known for her Poppet creations, which comes in various forms of art such as sculptures, figurines, paintings and toys.
So what are Poppets exactly and how did they come to be? More »
Joy Kampia is a graduate from Messiah College with a degree in Studio Art and an emphasis on textiles. She specializes in crocheted sculptures and wearable art, exhibiting them in shows all across the U.S. More »
Born and raised in Chicago, Lawrence Yang first started out as a computer science major, who switched to biology, and then finally finished with industrial design where he found his passion in interaction design art.
Influenced by graffiti and traditional Chinese painting, he works with ink, marker, and watercolor to communicate atmosphere and emotion, trying to create order out of chaos (& vice versa). More »
Not to be confused with Jpop singer Hiromi Sato, artist Hiromi Sato makes some of the cutest, most girly, illustrated artwork I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, due to my lack of Japanese knowledge, there isn’t much I could find about her background. What you can discern from her illustrations is that she creates art that appeals to simple childhood fantasy. For me, it seems like everything that was great about my childhood is represented in a lot of her illustrations. More »
I wish this was me but at least we share the same name! Lan Nguyen is a London girl that taught herself makeup artistry. She first started as a fill in even though she had no training; people saw that she had talent. Soon enough, she was doing fashion shows all the time and then decided to pursue it as a career. Now she’s a pro and she’s got her edgy style to thank for it. Go us!
I randomly found her while Googling myself one day. She’s now one of my idols just because she’s come really far just by being herself. I hope eventually I’ll meet her someday. I wonder if she has a London accent.
I am a sucker for big brand names like BCBG and Vera Wang (who isn’t), but oddly enough I’m even more interested in seeing runway shows put on by smaller names since it’s a great chance to broaden one’s scope of up-and-coming and/or international designers. Here are five designers (in order of appearance during Fashion Week) that may not be as prominent, but I for one am an instant fan:
1. Michael Angel: According to his site, Angel’s Fall 08-09 collection was inspired by “high renaissance artists, Irving Penn, Pierre at Gilles photographs, and 80’s band Shakespeare’s sister.” Quirky yet rooted in classic aesthetic forms. My kind of designer. His look is geometric and architectural without being stiff, an effect primarily created through his conscious use of incredible washes of color framed by black and white patterns. Best of all, he has a blog! A people’s designer as well as a genuine artist.
2. Rubin Singer: Maybe I’m boring but I like a limited color palette and my own wardrobe is heavy on the black/grey and brown/beige scheme. Singer’s collections tune into tastes like mine and are beautiful in an understated way color-wise but bold in its angularity and proportions - an aesthetic that I appreciate immensely in a world of ever louder and crazier fashion pieces. He’s a definite newcomer (premiered with New York Fashion Week in Feb 2007), but his runway shows are theme-conscious in the manner of a seasoned designer. And he’s Russian to boot (Russophiles unite!). Take a look it’s well worth it. More »