Caitlin Mociun, at a young age developed an intense fear of coyotes and spent large amounts of time pretending to be an appaloosa. At the tender age of 12 she left her native California and spent the following 6 years living and traveling throughout Asia and Europe, with extended stays in both Malaysia and Prague. Though no longer pretending to be an appaloosa, she was accompanied at certain stages by various pets, including an emotionally challenged cat named Capella. At 18 she returned to the U.S. to attend the Rhode Island School of Design, where from 4 years later she graduated with a BFA in textiles. Throughout this period, her stepmother Marilyn was the esteemed protector of the Mociun family menagerie. Hearkening back to her childhood urges, Caitlin found the coyote-like corporate world frightening and is currently enjoying the appaloosian character of self-employment.
It was a rather simple notion, profound nonetheless, that the Bauhaus school sought to promote: the combination of art(s) and craft(s). Mociun adheres to this same, simple notion: expressed most visually in the Bauhaus-inspired prints she employs throughout her line. Similarly expressed is the influence of Karl Blossfeldt, whose plant photography ultimately served the interests of art and craft.
Mociun continues to explore and integrate the ever-emerging technologies and critical conceptions of sustainability; environmentally healthy production; and, as a type of de facto jouissance, the role of, and the products available to, the individual consumer in society at large. Perhaps like David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision”, Mociun designs inspired by an ahistorical use of various cultural textile and pattern traditions, and constructs visually and economically attractive products, likewise inspiring consumers of a similar persuasion. Images: Spring 2009 collection | See more | Online Store
FOX IN MOCIUN/ Collaboration with Alyson Fox. Small collection of limited-edition dress, tees, totes and scarfs. Available at Mociun Store | Totokaelo Seattle |
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Lizzie Fortunato’s jewels for VPL Victoria Bartlett Spring/Summer 2009. View the entire collection at LizzieFortunato
Jonathan Calugi is a hyperactive Italian graphic designer and illustrator from Pistoia. His work is crowded with tiny creatures and cute monsters, hearts, tears, smiles and frowns that create rich patterns and a whimsical universe that is light-hearted like the childish memory of a trip to the beach. View more work
“My heart cryes for you” decks. 2007
A smile for Timbuctu pattern. 2008
The sea from which fairytales could not escape. 2008
Delonghi Limited Edition Artista series. 2009
“Strange World” Engrave your book leather case for Moleskine. 2009
MILANO FASHION APARTMENT
Un vero e proprio appartamento su piu’ livelli totalmente personalizzabile con due diversi accessi uno in via Alessandria 8 l’altro in Corso Colombo 9 in piena zona Navigli/Tortona, all’interno una raccolta privata di materiale iconografico che racconta la storia della moda internazionale dalla meta’ dell’800 ad oggi. La superficie complessiva degli spazi disponibili è di circa 600 metri, 350 dei quali sullo stesso livello: una grande cucina, un’area living, un’ampissima biblioteca compongono una location le cui caratteristiche peculiari risultano del tutto uniche. La possibilità inoltre di utilizzare tutta l’attività di mailing e di promozione che la struttura è in grado di offrire consente di raggiungere un’utenza mirata e segmentata in base alle necessità dell’ospite: stampa, buyer, fashion community e altre aree di operatori della moda e del design. La qualità degli spazi sono garantiti dagli ospiti continuativi che hanno ricavato all’interno della location le loro sedi permanenti, tra gli altri spiccano: Camera Italiana dei Buyer della Moda, Mood Magazine e la nuova concessionaria di pubblicità di riviste di moda internazionali: Milano Fashion Media.
French brand A.P.C printed three anti-rock’n’roll poseurs t-shirts in collaboration with the bands Koko Von Napoo, The Teenagers and House de Rackett. Get them online at Apc.fr. for 40$
Get some fashion tips! Need a comprehensive guide to fashion etiquette? It’s the volume two of The Artist Series Guides put together by designers Matt Cassity and Sam Spratlin. An exciting, decidedly eccentric, relentlessly well-crafted, and not without hope of being lucrative venture The Artist’s Guide series. The issue was made in 2008 in collaboration with Threadless and it comes paired with a tee for $12. The book is a twenty six artists’ interpretation of what it means to dress fancy from artists like Julia Rothman (spread in the picture) Marcus Oakley, Jordan Awan, Simon Peplow and Dan Funderburgh. Get one right here!