Wednesday, June 19th 2013

Bjork at Bonaroo wearing Maiko Takedo
"Takeda took that idea of turning the intangible into a physical of adorning oneself again when she embarked on her MA at the Royal College of Art.  From the very beginning, she was fixated with creating a swirl of cloud or smoke around the head, inspired by Phillip Glass’ opera Einstein on the Beach, but found it difficult to find the right materials to do so.  After trials of using different plastics and mounting them on to knitted bases and fabrics, she settled on turning humble acetate sheets into light reflecting shards.  She’d load up her inkjet printer at home with acetate sheets overnight to print out gradiated ombre coloured sheets and then cut them up in to the required shapes, playing with proportions and colours.  The result is a precisely fine-tuned collection of visible auras, which waft around the head in spherical form, as a visor, or around the upper body in in a mind-bending cloud or a balaclava/shrug hybrid where a knitwear base collaboration with Nicola Jones, allows Takeda’s work to crossover into garments.  Metal supports, plastic hair grips, and the actual ring construction of holding all the shards together are almost cleverly invisible because Takeda invades your senses with a sort of magical Northern Lights-esque colour movement and light reflecting shape shifting as the delicate acetate pieces bounce up and down on the head or on the body.  It’s no wonder Takeda got Björk’s patronage.  Takeda whilst keen on setting up her own thing, isn’t necessarily setttled on millinery as her discipline as she seems to have an affinity with unusual materials in general, which could see her go in several different directions.  For now though, her head-bound atmospherics should be marvelled at.”
See more about these beautiful masks here

Bjork at Bonaroo wearing Maiko Takedo

"Takeda took that idea of turning the intangible into a physical of adorning oneself again when she embarked on her MA at the Royal College of Art.  From the very beginning, she was fixated with creating a swirl of cloud or smoke around the head, inspired by Phillip Glass’ opera Einstein on the Beach, but found it difficult to find the right materials to do so.  After trials of using different plastics and mounting them on to knitted bases and fabrics, she settled on turning humble acetate sheets into light reflecting shards.  She’d load up her inkjet printer at home with acetate sheets overnight to print out gradiated ombre coloured sheets and then cut them up in to the required shapes, playing with proportions and colours.  The result is a precisely fine-tuned collection of visible auras, which waft around the head in spherical form, as a visor, or around the upper body in in a mind-bending cloud or a balaclava/shrug hybrid where a knitwear base collaboration with Nicola Jones, allows Takeda’s work to crossover into garments.  Metal supports, plastic hair grips, and the actual ring construction of holding all the shards together are almost cleverly invisible because Takeda invades your senses with a sort of magical Northern Lights-esque colour movement and light reflecting shape shifting as the delicate acetate pieces bounce up and down on the head or on the body.  It’s no wonder Takeda got Björk’s patronage.  Takeda whilst keen on setting up her own thing, isn’t necessarily setttled on millinery as her discipline as she seems to have an affinity with unusual materials in general, which could see her go in several different directions.  For now though, her head-bound atmospherics should be marvelled at.”

See more about these beautiful masks here

Tag(s): Bjork Maiko Takeda Bonnaroo

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