Saturday, 2 October 2010
These boys are Ah-mazing !
After an amazing time at London Fashion week, dashing from show to show wearing inappropriate footwear for the cobbles of Somerset House, I came across some extremely talented people. London fashion week has become the essential starting place for many up and coming young talents in the fashion industry.
They were some of the best dressed people I had seen and the fashion press went mad for them….I had to know more…
The first was Patrick Cs Church, I first spotted him bopping away to the music in the Charlie Le Mindu show, after the show ended I saw him numerous times looking ever so fashionable around the courtyard of Somerset House. I got in touch with him and discovered he was an amazing emerging artist. By looking at Patrick it was clear that he was a creative at heart, just by the way he wears things. Studs, rips and holes, Patrick’s look makes imperfection become a picture of unique perfection.
Patrick’s art work involves a highly evocative and emotional response to his autobiographical life experiences. He incorporates a true yet bluntly honest observation on life, events and emotion.
I think the images are beautifully graphic and raw demonstrating true emotion and passion thrown together so abstractly onto a canvas. ‘I feel art doesn’t have to be pleasing to the eye.’
It is obvious when looking at Patrick’s artwork that the messages portrayed are really personal to and the canvas’s emulates what he as a person is all about. ‘I wanted to tell a story that wasn’t so nice to tell but I got through it and I think it shows in the work so far.’ The art is a combination of abstract human forms and faces with true feelings and messages sprawled across them like an emotional graphic self portrait.
I have included some of Patrick’s stunning work
Check out more of Patrick’s work here:
Secondly was Andrea Merlot, I noticed him straight away outside the shows before they started. Every one of the fashion paparazzi wanted a picture of Andrea and everyone of his fashion week outfits were stunning and he ended up on every website covering London Fashion Week including Vogue.
Andrea is the founder of fashion label and brand ‘Ah-mazing’. This brands mission is to emphasize the artistic side of fashion in a world where consumerism and capitalism have almost accomplished to "destroy" the true meaning of art and Andrea decided to try and do something about it with the help of some of his favourite designers, artists and friends whose artwork he has always admired. ‘Ah-mazing isn't meant to be just a brand like many others, it's meant to be a life-style, a way of being and thinking. It's a cue to look at fashion in a whole different way and to get the world to understand that fashion is not just a synonym of "labels" but there's more to it.’
Patrick and Andrea have formed a collaboration and a strong friendship through Andrea’s label ‘Ah-mazing’. Meeting just last year at Milan Fashion Week they instantly formed a strong connection. The collaboration is a series of garments from Andrea’s label that incorporate Patrick’s artwork within each piece. Patrick admits that Andreas is one of his main inspirations due to being brave and bold enough to do his own thing which gave Patrick the drive and self confidence to really push his art work.
Both Patrick and Andreas at London Fashion Week
I just can’t wait to see what the future holds for these two…but with out a doubt what ever it is its going to be BIG.
Check out Andrea’s label Ah-mazing here:
And his Blog here: