Sunday, 8 February 2015

Retrofuturism, Google, Wikipedia and Edwyn Collins

I was watching a lovely documentary film the other night about how Edwyn Collins has battled back from a brain haemorrhage to once again be one of Britain's best singer-songwriters. It was entitled "The Possibilities Are Endless" - his mantra as the Scotsman emerged from his coma - and it is mine when considering the potential of a new fabric.

And so, what next to make with these black houndstooth and flowery scuba fabrics from Remnant Kings? After the skirt and top combo, I thought I would try them together in a mini-dress.




bodycon, Edwyn Collins, flowers, Google, houndstooth, knitted fabric, Remnant Kings, Retrofuturism, scuba, The Possibilities Are Endless, Wikipedia,

Flowery fabrics have a certain retro feel about them, while the houndstooth has a futuristic edge. However, I hope you agree that they combine to great effect.

bodycon, Edwyn Collins, flowers, Google, houndstooth, knitted fabric, Remnant Kings, Retrofuturism, scuba, The Possibilities Are Endless, Wikipedia,


Indeed, I thought I was about to create a new genre, even a new word. That's until I did a Google search and found that Retrofuturism already is a thing and even has its own Wikipedia page!


bodycon, Edwyn Collins, flowers, Google, houndstooth, knitted fabric, Remnant Kings, Retrofuturism, scuba, The Possibilities Are Endless, Wikipedia,


Oh well, back to the drawing board as far as being a philosophical genius is concerned (somebody once said you have to have two original ideas for that anyway). I'll settle for chasing my goal of being a good designer/pattern cutter some day. Am I getting there? ;)







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