Wednesday, 17 March 2010

A different kind of Camouflague


After all of the military and aviation references seen during the A/W 2010 Fashion Weeks, especially Burberry (pictured above), I got thinking about different kinds of militia within fashion.

My mind immediately went to the film 'True Stories', directed by the little bit wonderful David Byrne, and the costumes featured in it. Adelle Lutz is the genius behind these pieces (pictured at the top of this post) who described them by saying 'These costumes are generic, they are not terribly subtle...' which, as quotes go, is a pretty good one. Though the costumes aren't terribly subtle, they are definitely not generic. I love the 70's wood grain on the suit and grassy blazers, they're all very strange but fit the scene perfectly.

I also found the work of an artist who creates similar pieces. Desiree Palmen brings her subjects into the landscape, incorporating them into part of the street, park bench, train or whatever tickles her fancy. She uses CCTV to capture peoples' reactions to her work, my favourite is the confused Nun.

See here for more information on 'True Stories' and click here to visit Desiree Palmen's website for more weird and wonderful artwork. The Burberry images are from Dazed Digital.

Also, thank you and hello to all my new followers! Do come and say hello, I'm nice honest...
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27 comments

  1. I LOVE the pictures.!!
    I followed your blog.
    Can you please follow me back?
    http://redheelpearls.blogspot.com

    thanks!!

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  2. you had me at the wood grain! reminded me instantly of this: http://www.donnawilson.com/product.php?id_product=102, which i love. she does cushions in the same fabric, it's crying out to be built up into an indoor forest. amazing pieces, though! they must have taken such work.

    http://fanfareforlibrarians.wordpress.com

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  3. very interesting
    thanks for sharing!

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  4. some scary and original

    thepinktinyelephant.blogspot.com

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  5. I love your blog! it's so creative, I'll sure get back to u!

    xx Anniken

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  6. it sort of reminds me of those depression commercials... I don't know if you have them there. Not that this isn't still awesome.

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  7. Great Images!

    http://launchinitiative.blogspot.com/

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  8. LOOL. these pictures made me giggle!

    actual amazing photos right here, thanks for sharingg themm :)

    feeling lucky to have stumbled across your blog, x

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  9. hi clare
    its great
    nice pictures 4 th image i felt it was road


    cool it looks great

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  10. great blog! i love the camo pictures. so interesting to see a different perspective.

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  11. Great post!! Heading over to Ms Palme's website, thank you for the tip!

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  12. Desiree Palmen's images are just brilliant. I would freak out if I saw people dressed like this on the street, haha. Perhaps I'll go check out the passerby reactions.
    Great post!
    Romany
    xx

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  13. i LOVE those military jackets :o)

    thanks for visiting my blog. i´m SURE your new follower! great work!

    smooches from germany!

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  14. Interesting & funny images! Thanks for dropping by=)

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  15. Just found your blog!
    Greetings from Italy,
    Federica.

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  16. Love the artistry in this post, creativity is key to progress in fashion and style!

    http://the-shoe-snob.blogspot.com/

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  17. very very interesting selections to demonstrate camouflage - really like it, xx

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  18. gosh...the camuflage is so damn cool... love ur blog...

    xoxo

    d i t a

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  19. the camouflage photos are just toooo good!!
    love love love your blog :)

    http://themaverickdiva.blogspot.com

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  20. I adore those cameleon style outfits. What an amazing optical illusion. It reminds me of this man who 'hides' in photos by blending into the background. There's a link in my twitter stream. I could find it if you like.

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