Meet Astrud Crisologo. She is a Filipina designer of funky fashion.
Yesterday I told you about a special art exhibit I attended. Astrud and some of her creations were there. I did not interview her in any way, but we did chat a bit. I like her fun, friendly and funky style, in both her personality and her work.
I'll let my fotos do the talking, but her flexibility is clear. Look at her photographs printed on her reverse satin dresses; French toile inspired Filipino images on chair seats, lamp shades, even water bottles; metal chandelier with blue roses; bags and accessories.
But perhaps the funkiest of her fashion creations is her footwear. About these a sign says:
These shoes represent the artist's love affair with fashion - something Filipino but with Occidental influences. It depicts the constant struggle between practicality and frivolity, vanity and modesty, comfort and pain. It serves as a weapon and a security blanket all at the same time. The artists reflects the good vs the bad in the contrast of textures, the sharp with the blunt, the familiar with the strange.
Fabulous, right? So without further fanfare, a potpourri of images; each can be enlarged:
And this is my F post for Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday. It's a fine bunch and there are always fantastic takes on the week's letter.