Friday, March 23, 2007


Boudicca is quickly quickly becoming one of my favorite design houses, fashion or otherwise. I think their work and process deserves to be explored in detail, so this will be the first of three posts.

" exploration and documentary of ourselves and the world we live in.

The collections from B O U D I CC A are stories, short scenes from films, that at times are simple and reference the obvious, at others become complex and ill fitting. The modern paranoia of human life, the beauty and the vanity of modern life, the anger of another, the fake lies that we are told and the real truths we forget..."

Designers Brian Kirkby and Zowie Broach's collections are highly informed by history and art, film and literature, cultures and fetishes, memories and fantasies. Their garments strike a near perfect balance between the new and the familiar, and between the avant-garde and the functional.

Although ispired by the work of Joseph Cornell and the Brothers Quay, their Spring 2006 collection, The Romantic Museum reminds me of Blade Runner, with its blend of 1940s film noir, Japanese influence, and touches of science fiction - a crisp yet playful globalized retro-futurism.

More soon.

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