Spring Summer 2010 Inspiration
For Spring Summer 2010 Matthew took inspiration from the work of Scottish artist Jim Lambie.
Materialising through the use of abstracted tropical floral prints combined with strong graphic elements, this influence was also expressed through the tailoring which incorporated triangular seams, panels, and exposed darts.
The geometric component was further articulated throughout the collection via bespoke graphic weaves, and the contrast of sheer and solid fabrics.
Lambie’s influence can be seen through abstracted tropical floral prints which are combined with strong graphic elements Also seen through the contrast panelling of sheer and solid fabrics.
Born in Glasgow in 1964, Lambie studied at the Glasgow School of Art and he continues to live and work in his hometown. He has exhibited worldwide with several solo exhibitions including the recent Television is 2009 at the Sadie Cole Gallery.
Here, Lambie presented the latest in a series of hypnotic works made from vinyl tape applied to the floor. Triangular shapes expanded outwards from the corners of the room and combined with areas of cross-hatched tape, an action Lambie describes as ‘shading’.
This work forms a kaleidoscopic platform for his sculptures: specially commissioned enlargements of bird ornaments, found in junk shops, are subjected to a characteristic process of customisation.
Lambie also represented Scotland at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003 and was nominated for The Turner Prize in 2005.