Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pierneef (1886 – 1957) – could his work inspire fashion today?
I went to Pierneef primary school and it is here that I fell in love with Pierneef. A Pierneef original in each class. Maybe it is during this period that I subconsciously chose minimalism as my preferred lifestyle…. Who knows?

I love the way that he seemingly without any effort make us aware of the uncomplicated lines, shapes, moods, and colours of nature – it is almost as if he photo shopped the clutter out and left us with the essential. II believe that his work has a huge fantasy element to it – one expects magic beings to jump out at you from behind these gigantic forms of nature.

In my opinion the world fashion cycle is moving in this direction again - minimalism with attention to detail and master workmanship. Detail, Fabrication, Design and Workmanship have always played a major role in Couture and high end design. I am convinced that this is the way forward - focusing on detail, simplicity and workmanship – combining design with craft to make each item slightly different from the previous allowing the customer to be individual within the group.

Have a look at this and see what you make of it.

All the pictures have been taken with my fantastic Blackberry – the way to go.

1 comment:

  1. interesting read,

    isn't it great that art still influences design 2 this day