Naturalistic Garden – Keiko Nishiyama MA show
By Patternbank On July 8, 2013 · In Print + Pattern
Patternbank are loving Keiko Nishiyama’s picturesque garden inspired collection from her MA graduate show. Keiko Nishiyama studied BA Fashion and performance in Tokyo. after working for an assistant designer, completed an MA in fashion design at London College of Fashion. The idea of printing ‘hybrid imported plants’ in which new flowers were mixed to create an atmosphere of mystery. All the draft prints are hand-drawn creating the illusion of distance to rearrange and reposition the flowers.
“Anthology of Art”
This collection born out of English picturesque garden. The garden would compare anthology of art. In 18th century,Despite the British devotion to naturalism, features such as ruins and follies hybrid flowers became gradually more and more ornamental. The idea that the inclusion of artificial elements in fact contributes to the concept of a ‘naturalistic garden’
I left Delpozo yesterday afternoon on a fashion high. Creative director (and genius) Josep Font’s spring collection was influenced by Corot’s Gypsy Woman with Tambourine and glass cathedral windows – two elements that came together so beautifully in inspiring the accentuated volumes, sheer draping, delicate pleating, and oh-so-sweet heart-shaped necklines. Each ensemble, oozing with romance and drama, swept me off my feet … one after another. It was hands down one of my favorite collections thus far.