Thursday, 12 February 2015

Armadillos, Descience, Flanders and Swann

"Vive l'amore, vie l'armadillo/Be my darling armadillo all the day".  Unlike Flanders and Swann, I didn't write an ode to an armour-shelled mammal but instead fell in love with the look of a building resembling those cute creatures. So much so that the Clyde Auditorium, nicknamed the Armadillo, was the inspiration behind my latest project at Glasgow Clyde College.


Armadillo, Black Milk bummers, Calzedonia, Clyde Auditorium, crop top, Descience, Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow Science Centre, hot pants, houndstooth, Raglan sleeve, Remnant Kings, scuba, semi-circle skirt, yoke,
Source: http://www.architectureglasgow.co.uk


The final collection is still under construction, but I used one of the designs/patterns to create something out of a different fabric. The result is this black houndstooth scuba (Remnant Kings) crop top with raglan sleeve with the yoke that creates the required angular look.



Armadillo, Black Milk bummers, Calzedonia, Clyde Auditorium, crop top, Descience, Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow Science Centre, hot pants, houndstooth, Raglan sleeve, Remnant Kings, scuba, semi-circle skirt, yoke,


It is here worn with a Tocha's World black pleather semi-circle skirt, Black Milk bummers, Calzedonia tights, red Centro boots and second-hand bag.



Armadillo, Black Milk bummers, Calzedonia, Clyde Auditorium, crop top, Descience, Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow Science Centre, hot pants, houndstooth, Raglan sleeve, Remnant Kings, scuba, semi-circle skirt, yoke,


We took the chance on one of those rare wintry sunny days to take the photographs outside the Glasgow Science Centre, which I thought was rather appropriate given the disciplines that came together in its creation (I plan to take photos of the final project outside the Armadillo itself).



Armadillo, Black Milk bummers, Calzedonia, Clyde Auditorium, crop top, Descience, Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow Science Centre, hot pants, houndstooth, Raglan sleeve, Remnant Kings, scuba, semi-circle skirt, yoke,



Armadillo, Black Milk bummers, Calzedonia, Clyde Auditorium, crop top, Descience, Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow Science Centre, hot pants, houndstooth, Raglan sleeve, Remnant Kings, scuba, semi-circle skirt, yoke,



Armadillo, Black Milk bummers, Calzedonia, Clyde Auditorium, crop top, Descience, Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow Science Centre, hot pants, houndstooth, Raglan sleeve, Remnant Kings, scuba, semi-circle skirt, yoke,



Armadillo, Black Milk bummers, Calzedonia, Clyde Auditorium, crop top, Descience, Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow Science Centre, hot pants, houndstooth, Raglan sleeve, Remnant Kings, scuba, semi-circle skirt, yoke,
Raglan sleeve with the yoke


Once more, my Eureka moment was somewhat dissipated by the discovery that some Italians had beat me to this combination of science and fashion by last year launching "Descience", a project to bring together designers and scientists in creating new clothes collections.

Quoting doctor, dancer and first African American in space Mae Jemison, the Descience website states: "The difference between science and the arts is not that they are different sides of the same coin..., or even different parts of the same continuum, but rather they are manifestations of the same thing. The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity."


Armadillo, Black Milk bummers, Calzedonia, Clyde Auditorium, crop top, Descience, Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow Science Centre, hot pants, houndstooth, Raglan sleeve, Remnant Kings, scuba, semi-circle skirt, yoke,


Armadillo, Black Milk bummers, Calzedonia, Clyde Auditorium, crop top, Descience, Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow Science Centre, hot pants, houndstooth, Raglan sleeve, Remnant Kings, scuba, semi-circle skirt, yoke,





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