Weekend Inspiration

23 04 2011

I had to do a few double takes when I stumbled upon these beauties.  Isabelle de Borchgrave creates historical dress creations out of paper. PAPER! The one below is inspired by Marie de Medici from 1555. Her works are on display in a show called “Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgravea” at the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums in San Francisco.

This dress is based off of a Charles Frederick Worth dress from 1898.

Her works are about “loving something, absorbing it, and giving it back. My goal is to find myself in front of a dress that gives me the same shock I got at the Metropolitan.” Isabelle de Borchgrave

If you are in San Francisco.  You should definitely go check it out.  The show is on exhibit until 5th June.

Please visit Katherine today at the shop.  Enjoy this gorgeous sunshine in Portland everyone!


Weekend Inspiration

16 04 2011

Stunning editorial shot by Patrick Demarchelier for House of Culture celebrating an upcoming Moscow exhibit.  Maryna Linchuk modeled couture gowns from Dior’s archives for the May 2011 cover shoot of Vogue Russia.  I’m so inspired by nomad tribal influence these days.  This is definitively a feast to an eye.

Swing by and visit our lovely Katherine today.  She can help you find the most splendid treasure for your wardrobe.  We think that she is amazing!  You would love her too.  Wishing you a brilliant weekend!

Busy Bees

6 10 2010

We are waking up way too early this morning.  Heading off to our installation show today.  We are also very excited to be having trunk show for First Thursday at our beloved shoe oasis of all time , Solestruck!   We can’t wait for this Thursday night fun.  We will be there at 4-7 pm at their flag ship store in the Pearl with our favorite IDOM girl Lindsay.  Come to installation show tonight and then join us on Thursday night for more wonderful time and amazing shoes at Solestruck 718 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209.

Hope to see you tonight at installation show.  You can purchase tickets here.

Please note that IDOM will be closed today (Wed. 6th Oct).  You can catch us at the show tonight. 

See you soon.

Evangelina + Caitlin + Modi

Installation Show on Wed 6th Oct

5 10 2010

We have been working hard on getting ready for the installation show for tomorrow night Portland Fashion Week.  Please come join us tomorrow at Vigor Industrial Shipyard 5555 N Channel Ave Portland, OR 97217-7655.  Installation show opens to public at 7 pm.

New piece for Spring/Summer 11.

Draping my life away.

Can’t get enough of folding techniques.

Katie’s genius prop.

Please view PFW website for your tickets here.

Many thanks to my dear friends Evangelina, Katie, Caitlin, and Miles for their amazing insight and installation concept.  We hope to see tomorrow night.  Enjoy the beautiful day!

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Thank you Marjorie and the Mercury!

30 09 2010

Many thanks to Marjorie Skinner and her team at the Mercury for the lovely interview of Portland designers.  You are the best!

Please read the article here.

Join us for the installation show at Portland Fashion Week for S/S 11 on Wednesday 6th October.

Have a beautiful sunny day!

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Amazing Paper Fashion Exhibition at MoMu

14 05 2009

These brilliant paper garments makes me very happy.  This exhibition is at Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp.  If you are in Belgium this summer check out the show from 3 June until 16 August 2009.  It is one of the best Fashion Museum in the world. This is a renovated historical building in the center of Antwerp.  It is a part of the Flanders Fashion Institute (the fashion department of the Antwerp University).

The Fashion Museum opened its doors in September 2002.  The MoMu collection features a very diverse collection of clothing, lace, embroidery, fabrics and tools for artisan textile processing.  Every year the MoMu organises two thematic exhibitions, with a side programme consisting of workshops, guided tours, lectures and debates.


These two dresses are quite amazing.  I think the folding techniques of Origami were employed.  They are fantastic!


Postal dress.  Very clever.


Who can go wrong with a Bob Dylan dress?


You can wear your coat and get your news at the same time.


I loved working with paper in school.  It was a lot of fun using a different medium other than fabric to make dresses.  Although, some sewing techniques worked well with paper and some were not so successful at all.  I enjoyed the sound of the crisp paper under the sewing machine.  Fun project.

I almost forgot to mention that MoMu is a famous museum because of the popularity of the Belgium Six.  It was a group of designers that gained world wide recognition after graduating in the early eighties.  They made Antwerp well known for its fashion scene.  Those six people are: Walter Van Beirendonck, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee.  Some of these designers are my personal favourites.  

All images are from antwerp fashion observer.  Check out MoMu site here.