This week I had the fortunate opportunity of being able to see Gerald Scarfe’s art exhibit at the Kampa Art Museum in Prague. Since, I am studying in the Czech Republic this semester I have made some goals to see as many art exhibitions in the area as I can. Geralde’s happened to be one of the many great exhibits being held at the Kampa museum. However, Gerald Scarfe had the largest exhibit by far and the most appealing design/art skills that I enjoy. His art skills are very loose, filled with action, and have a striking language at the same time. Luckily, the museum allowed viewers to take pictures of the exhibit. Here’s some of the exhibit. Enjoy.
Every piece of apparel you buy is going to be cut universally to a certain size when it is manufactured. Whether it be a small, large, size 2, 3, classic, or sharp it is going to be cut to a specified measurement as designed by the original clothing company. Every brand is going to have its unique trims and fittings that will make it slightly different from other companies out there. However, it is still going to be produced at a mass amount of a certain scale that will fit most people that wear that size.
After I started my internship at Nordstroms, I started realizing how all the little details and cuts can make the biggest difference in a piece of clothing. Getting any pair of pants, winter jackets, or shirts you buy to get tailored is one of the greatest decisions you can make in customizing your wardrobe. That large dress shirt you bought could be tucked in a bit on the sides to make you look just a bit fitter. That new pair of pants could be hemmed just the right amount to help visibly elongate your legs to your favor. After having a few pair of pants of my own hemmed I can notice a greater fit on how just a couple touchups make it look like the pants were designed just for me. Don’t stick with that out of the box cut. Pay that few extra bucks and wait the couple days to get your garment back from the tailor shop. It will be one of the wisest investments you can make with your wardrobe and I guarantee you will be an even happier than when you first set your dreamy eyes on the piece of apparel.
We never really think to realize how skilled and artistically talented you have to be to produce many of the fine, designer crafted brands that are built today. There are numerous companies out there that use machinery and robots to do a majority of the producing of a single garment or pair of shoes. However, the more exquisite and unique designs come from some of the most skilled hands that slowly, but continuously produce masterpieces. These are the pieces you can really appreciate and feel a great sense of pride in wearing since you know each is individually made with great tie and effort. These videos really showcase that true designer within.