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  1. Urban Stylin

    Urban Stylin ɐʎ ʎǝɥ

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    I just saw this label on a programme calledeuromaxx on dw tv
    Their stuff is really imaginative
    They said that according to ID they are among the most influential fashion labels in the world1
    Anyone heard of them?

    From manifesta.org
    ++++ Bless have always understood how to turn an unfavourable situation into a favourable one. When the two fashion students met each other, they found it very strenuous, for instance, that there was so much competition in their chosen course of study. Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiß therefore joined forces and from then on invented things in common which had not existed before. A wig made of fur, for example. They sent their idea to the British lifestyle magazine iD where they were discovered by the fashion designer, Martin Margiela, who immediately ordered some for his show. Ines and Desiree soon noticed that they had to establish a company so that people could also order their things.
    This is how the Bless label came about, and the two women no longer had to worry about how they could find work in their sector. They simply made it for themselves.
    In a meantime, the two designers who work in Paris and Berlin have issued almost twenty editions starting with once only T-shirts through self-designed shoes to clothes for furniture. Their works are characterized above all by their unspectacular appearance. The materials frequently come from contexts of use which do not have anything to do with questions of style. Thus, the T-shirts arose from ironing-board cloth, the oversized chair cushions came from old jeans, and an equally chic and practical purse is simply a ready-made small leather bag with four rings sewn on for holding it in the palm of your hand. Nevertheless, all the objects have a certain understatement chic.
    For Manifesta, Bless, who move in the border areas between fashion, design and art, have worked on a new thematic area, household appliances and their aesthetic qualities which are, if you look closely at a vacuum cleaner, a juicer or an iron, quite minimal. But Bless looks for solutions and in the case of the vacuum cleaner the solution is a hiding place in a chair. Bless built an attractive wooden chair on rollers around the ugly suction device which no longer had to be taken out, and in spite of this, both utensils can fulfil their respective functions almost completely without interfering with each other. hoh
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  2. faust

    faust New Member

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    yes, they've been around for some time. They've been mentioned by i-D a few times. I also think I've read about them in Surface a while ago. I like their style.
     
  3. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    they've been around for years and are always absolutely creative, i have a Bless card stuck on my 'inspiration board' they are adorable :heart:
     
  4. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    interesting...never heard of them or manifesta...thanks for posting :flower:
     
  5. faust

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    I beleive Seven (the store on LES) has some of their stuff
     
  6. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    thanks faust..i haven't been there in ages...not since zao closed... :innocent:
     
  7. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    LolitaLuxe Vision of Paradise

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    :heart: bless B) thnkx for the link lena ;)
     
  9. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    hmmm... thanks lena...i checked it out...they seem more like graphic designers than fashion designers...\? the project for hotel costes is interesting, very conceptual...it seems a lot of designers don't want to be pigeon-holed into one category these days ...

    for example, my boyfriend's an architect and if he could, he would design clothing and leathergoods and furniture and signage...just about everything...he'd like to create his own universe... i have a number of friends like that...

    i've always been of the school of thought that you should just concentrate on one thing and do it very well...maybe that's an old-fashioned idea in this millenium? it's certainly interesting to work on different projects...

    i like their style
     
  10. Scott

    Scott Stitch:the Hand

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    They are very conceptual but its very realistic,almost familiar where they get their ideas. Love 'em! Unique and always unpredictable where they're going in the next season. And to suggest to some that may be looking to add some quirkiness without going too far,head to Seven,Colette or Pineal Eye in London and get hold of some of their accessories ;)
     
  11. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    loved their recent 'hotel wardrobe' project
    of course its not 'traditional fashion' thats what makes them so fresh
    and non boring ;)

    glad you liked them lolita ;)
     
  12. Spacemiu

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    I love bless :heart: :shock:
     
  13. Urban Stylin

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    i loved the bed sheets thAt looked like someone was sleeping in the bed
     
  14. runner

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    from A/W 04 collection


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    Bless A/W 04

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    Bless is very cool and very forward-thinking. :heart:
     
  17. Scott

    Scott Stitch:the Hand

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    I love this latest work from them. Its really the first collection they've redeemed their design skills.
     
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    Runner Thanks!! You always come thru!
     
  19. faust

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    2nd. runner is now an indespensible asset to tFS.
     
  20. LolitaLuxe

    LolitaLuxe Vision of Paradise

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    this scarf !!! :heart: i love it. my avatar is bless too, btw. great pics runner, thankx.

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