Wednesday, 4 May 2011

'My Friend the Mosquito'

As I've been banging on about it....I can now finally unleash my latest pieces of work created as a result of my project in Taiwan. Over the past few months, whilst based in Taipei, I have been working on both research journals and a small collection of garments which come together to form my most recent series of work titled, 'My Friend the Mosquito'. Another purpose for locating myself in Taiwan for a while was to have the opportunity to work and collaborate with a new bunch of creative talents as well as get to grips with the art and design scene in a different city. This selection of images was the final stage of my mission in Taipei in which I joined forces with a local creative team on location at Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, a major landmark within the city.

Before I stop droning on, this is the official speile about the collection in case you want to peruse...
'‘My Friend the Mosquito’ is an off season collection of works developed and designed in Taipei, Taiwan 2011 as part of Emma’s position as Resident Artist at ‘Dream Community:Culture & Education Development Foundation’. The series of pieces present a juxtaposition to Emma’s previous collection focusing on camouflage and disguise techniques used by insects. The garments embrace pattern formations influenced by the features of moths native to Taiwan translated into surface embellishment and appliqué in exaggerated, saturated hues using holographic features. Other themes are inspired by the translucency and iridescence of mosquitoes alongside the idea of storytelling and methods of the heart drawing upon the concept of transformation taken from the Taiwanese folk tale, ‘The Tigress Witch’.
The collection also features a garment influenced by the annual lantern festival, which is constructed out of paper, bamboo, plastic and cotton.'

Image Credits:
Designer: Emma Bell
Photographer: Ching aLittle
Hair and Make-Up Artist: Chunyen Lee
Model: Queenga @ New Face Model Management
Assistant: Ouson Lee
And that's that....!!! Hope you like the new work!!!
Love and Sparkles
Emma xxxx

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