The Aram Gallery is a contemporary design gallery whose focus is on exhibiting experimental and new work. To coincide with both London Fashion Week and the London Design Festival, The Aram Gallery has opened an exhibition on the work of design partnership Eley Kishimoto. I made my way over to the gallery last week to check out Living with Patterns as well as the launch of Eley Kishimoto’s SS13 Womenswear Collection called In Shape. The exhibition is an explosion of traditional and quirky, a clash of modern and retro, and a pairing of the decorative with the simple. In her own words, Wakako explained to me that “this exhibition looks into the core of all shapes; how everything would end up in the simplest of geometric forms.” More on the reverse.
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In a decade where so far, prints have ruled, the SS13 Womenswear Collection, offers a fresh direction with timeless credentials. Husband and wife Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto are the creative force behind the label, a union which brings together the traditional craftsmanship of Eley’s native Britain and Kishimoto’s Japanese design heritage. Eley has also teamed up with Clarks to create a small capsule line of court shoes and the classic Dessert Boot. Must get a pair in the iconic Flash print.
Living with Patterns is at the Aram gallery, 110 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5SG until 27th October 2012.