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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Retro maps and dashing old dogs

You’ve probably noticed that psychogeography’s in fashion, but did I mention the psychogeography inspired designs by Fake London at ShopCurious? This really comfortable and easy to wear apron style dress, for instance, features a fabulous print of an antiquarian map and the English rose (and there's a scarf in the same fabric too).














Also just in are some new super-soft cashmere cardigans for men, featuring Fake’s trademark Union Jack logo. This cardie definitely qualifies as a timeless modern classic and is a great investment, as it’ll keep you warm for years to come. Something to consider for Fashion's Night In next Monday...



Talking of menswear, I recently produced some of my own DIY design men’s waistcoats, with suede at the front and vintage silk on the reverse side. One of these is made using retro tourist silk scarf fabric featuring a map of Italy. The simple waistcoat style, updated using upcycled offcuts of exotic fabric, looks flattering on everyone from cool young dudes to dashing old dogs.







Which reminds me of the typically quirky Fake London video, showing a British-looking dog getting up to all sorts of curious mischief. Come to think of it a book on the psychogeogaphy of dogs is rather a novel idea. A sort of four legged tour of trees and lamp posts… Might be rather amusing, don’t you think?

Do you?

7 comments:

Ivania santos By DIAMOND said...

Loveee the second cardigan!!

<3

Jan said...

Like the cardis - and the waistcoats - not sure about the dog, looks like he'd eat anything.
:)

Gaw said...

Love that dog (and the one in the video). However, I'm sad to say they don't look as good on the pavements of Islington at the end of a lead held by someone wearing a hood!

Susan said...

I agree Gaw - just the other day one of 'those dogs' was leading its owner down the street - dog slavering and snarling at passers by, who all seemed to be crossing over to the other side of the road (me included!) Not nice.

Meagen said...

Great stuff! I'm getting a kick out of reading blog.

worm said...

dog cam

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9101221843782890444#

Susan said...

That's so funny, worm! Trust you to find a psychogeographic record of a dog's world. Though I have to say it looks a little dull - all those dirt tracks and grey pebbles. Guess 'a dog's life' isn't all it's cracked up to be then?