Eley Kishimoto: Living with Patterns
14 September – 27 October 2012
In 2012 to coincide with both London Fashion Week and London Design Festival,The Aram Gallery opened an exhibition of the work of design partnership Eley Kishimoto.
The London based designers are predominantly known for their biannual fashion collections but are increasingly attracting attention for their cross-disciplinary collaborations. These collaborations vary in scale from a BMW motorbike to iPhone accessories for Incase, and in medium from textile to ceramic. Despite this diversity in output each products use of print acts as a powerful aesthetic link to unite them.
The exhibition at The Aram Gallery showed their latest experimental work with Moorcroft ceramics and MYB Textiles. Incorporating the trademark ‘Flash’ print, these projects will be supplemented by the launch of Eley Kishimoto’s womenswear SS13 collection and their recent partnership with Clarks shoes.
Visitors were invited to snake around each projects’ exhibits to contemplate the versatility of Eley Kishimoto’s print design how it is adapted or tweaked for each new design brief. Referred to as the ‘patron saints of print’ the exhibition will be an explosion of traditional and fantasy, a clash of modern and retro, a fusion of geometric with floral and a pairing of the decorative with the simple… all with a surrealistic twist.