Uldus Bakhtiozina is a Russian photographer and visual artist who studied Photography at University of Arts, London, at Central Saint Martins College. She worked as a fashion and art photographer and is now back in Russia working from her own studio of visual arts.
Hello my little sausage sandwiches. I’ve got lots of exciting things coming up which I shall share with you when the time has risen from her bed chambers for her morning fry up.
You may have noticed that, as well as weird fiction, I also like weird fashion, art and films etc. Fashion is an art too so let’s celebrate it with a a few full length video treats, some short and some quite a bit longer.
1. The Artist Is Absent: A Short Film On Martin Margiela is a ten minute film on a designer who liked to hide his model’s faces with fabric masks, lending the show a rather unsettling feeling:
2. The Legend of Leigh Bowery. When it came to fashion or art or… pretty much anything you couldn’t get much weirder than Leigh Bowery. This documentary contains some things not suitable for children or people with delicate eyes:
3. Style Out There – What Do Harajuku Girls Really Look Like? The modern crazy dressing Japanese girl is explored in this eye-meltingly colourful short:
4. Mcqueen and I. Alexander Mcqueen was known for his bizarre shows and tendency to shock and Isabella Blow was the first one to spot his potential. She also wore crazy hats:
5. Notebook On Cities And Clothes is a documentary by Wim Wenders on designer Yohji Yamamoto. I don’t have the full thing but here’s a small clip and the IMDB is here.
6. Dutch Profiles: Iris Van Herpen shows the designer’s hypnotically bizarre and alienesque designs, enjoyed by the likes of Bjork and Lady Gaga:
Australian artist Pip and Pop, aka Tanya Schultz, creates installations and artworks out of candy (sweeties), plastic and all kinds of bits and bobs. Just one look at a piece by her is enough to melt both your eyes and half your nose. It’s worth it though.
Love these new (ish) clothes kittens or hate them, you can’t deny they’ll stick in your mind.
First is Jylle Navarro, somehow bringing punk, zombies and 90s rave to knitwear. This first clip is from Alternative Fashion Week and the beginning features a lot of standing around so you may want to skip on a bit:
This next clip from Brighton Fashion Week is probably the liveliest runway/rave/alien/fashion thing I’ve seen, however I’ve not seen many so let me know of any others:
And lastly here she is being interviewed at the London art cafe and shop for groovy kids Cult Mountain:
Next is the rather cute Wonderland collection from Victoria Bramwell, seen a bit first at London Alternative Fashion Week:
And more fully at The El Rey Theatre. The camera’s vantage point is a little unfortunate, almost looking up the model’s dresses, but at least you can see all the outfits:
Freya Von Bulow makes apocalyptic dresses out of tissue paper! Here’s a short interview with her:
And her show:
Here are some vintage frills and embroidered gas masks by Gemma McDonald:
And lastly here are some angry industrial aliens by Katarzyna Konieczka
For all your weird art, fashion and other eyeball needs, visit this one stop gathering together of shops, Who Killed Bambi?
Need any anatomical heart hats? Look no further!
Want to surprise your partner with skeleton underpants? This is the place!
Not only that but photography, performance and visual art and music and toys and BKWOOOOHH (I exploded).
Below is a rather upsetting video by Banksy:
Have a look through the crazy editorial pictures of Tim Walker, they’re great!
I’m not sure why some of these inventions didn’t catch on, like this wooden bathing suit (“Oh god I’m drowning, why isn’t anyone helping me?!”) or suspended baby cage. Have a look.
Coz us girls get nervous if we stray too far!
Have a look at these futuristic designs which are available right now, from a dress that comes from a spray can to outfits that charge your phone.
Now have a peek at this clip from the 30s predicting what we might be wearing in the year 2000. Ooh, swish!