Sunday, 8 May 2011

A Stitch In Time

While fashionistas across the globe will, I'm sure, attest to Vogue already being a work of art, one student has taken this sentiment to its literal end.

Inge Jacobson, a London-based photography student, has turned three British Vogue covers into embroideries to connect the "two feminine past times" of embroidery and fashion.

Inspired by her Grandmother's work, each piece takes 40-50 hours with Jacobsen making each thread hole by hand making each piece 100% unique. 

Inge has also worked her way through several Vogue fashion shoots and a Chanel campaign, as well as other found images:

"The images I use are from women’s high fashion magazines and pornographic images found on the internet. These make up the basis of most of my work although I am starting to explore newspaper imagery as well. My main concern as an artist is how one responds to the mass of imagery in the world.  Altering these is central to a lot of my work." [source]

1 comment:

Marthaamay O_o said...

Good thing is, that if you read this in bed and fell asleep, at least you'd have a nice cosy pillow!