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LOVES & INSPIRATIONS: MARTYN ON "VAN GOGH" via the MTS TUMBLR

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Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat. Paris, September - October 1887 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890). Van Gogh Museum

Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat. Paris, September - October 1887 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890). Van Gogh Museum

The MTS tumblr page is a  personal source of inspiration — a curation of things I love from a very broad spectrum of painting, music, people and interiors — compiled monthly by
Dove Drury Hornbuckle. 

It’s an ode to beauty (in my opinion that is…)

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The Sower. Arles, November 1888 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890). Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

The Sower. Arles, November 1888 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890). Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

MARTYN on VAN GOGH

"On a trip to London when I was 16, I went to an exhibition at the Tate called, if I remember correctly,”The Post Impressionists”… I've been to many museums since, but this visit has always stayed with me… At that age I had only ever seen these paintings on postcards and in text books. In reality they were entrancing… I had never imagined to 3 dimensionality of the paint.

The Van Goghs were the most alluring of all… I just had to touch one…"

Sunflowers Gone to Seed. Paris, August - September 1887 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890). Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Sunflowers Gone to Seed. Paris, August - September 1887 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890). Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Window in the Studio. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, September - October 1889 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890).

Window in the Studio. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, September - October 1889 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890).

An Old Woman of Arles. Arles, February 1888 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890). Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

An Old Woman of Arles. Arles, February 1888 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890). Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Basket of Pansies. Paris, May 1887 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890). Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Basket of Pansies. Paris, May 1887 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890). Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

 

 

LOVES & INSPIRATIONS: MARTYN ON VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

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Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm McLaren "Nostalgia de la Boue (Nostalgia of Mud) / Buffalo" Collection 1982.

Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm McLaren "Nostalgia de la Boue (Nostalgia of Mud) / Buffalo" Collection 1982.

MARTYN ON VIVIENNE

"Vivienne Westwood is an idol of mine. I love her singular vision and her eye for twisting historic references. Her work as an activist is totally inspiring. She is utterly untiring in her quest to, quite literally, save the world!"

An ensemble from the 1982 "Buffalo" collection at the V&A Museum.

An ensemble from the 1982 "Buffalo" collection at the V&A Museum.

Martyn wearing a self-made outfit at Prince Street, NYC.

Martyn wearing a self-made outfit at Prince Street, NYC.

MARTYN ON VIVIENNE

"I started making my clothes when I was quite young and was totally enamored of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren. I didn't really think anything could get better than New Romanticism, but when their Buffalo Girls / "Nostalgia of Mud" collection came out I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. It’s still my fave fashion moment ever!"

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A model wearing an outfit from Westwood's 1982 "Buffalo" collection.

A model wearing an outfit from Westwood's 1982 "Buffalo" collection.

The invitation to the "Nostalgia de la Boue" show, 1982.

The invitation to the "Nostalgia de la Boue" show, 1982.

An ensemble from the 1982 "Buffalo" collection at The Museum at FIT

An ensemble from the 1982 "Buffalo" collection at The Museum at FIT

SOME HISTORY

Vivienne Westwood is one of the most important designers to have emerged from London in the late 20th century. Her stylistic extremism was initially associated with the punk subculture, but by the 1980s she had moved on to explore new ideas, such as the clothing of the past and of other cultures.

Her third solo collection, Buffalo (1982), also called Nostalgia de la Boue [Nostalgia of Mud], incorporated cross-cultural, “tribal” themes. The skirts, for example, were inspired by the clothing of Peruvian women. Westwood’s program notes also urged the reader to “Take your mother’s old brassiere and wear it undisguised over your school jumper [sweater].” The idea of underwear-as-outerwear would prove immensely influential.

via The Museum at FIT

ABOUT THE MTS TUMBLR

The MTS tumblr page is a  personal source of inspiration — a curation of things I love from a very broad spectrum of painting, music, people and interiors — compiled monthly by
Dove Drury Hornbuckle. 

It’s an ode to beauty (in my opinion that is…)

Xm