Thursday, March 3, 2011

THIMISTER MMXI-MMXII

I’ve just returned from Paris fashion week where I was to see a collection of Josephus Thimister, for whom I made 2 coats and several capelets. And… I don’t want to say more right now except the text of Josephus that accompanied the collection…


THIMISTER MMXI-MMXII
SNOW MYSTIC CIRCLES OF FALLEN ANGELS
DARKNESS STARES OUT THROUGH ENDLESS TIME AND YOUTH, TAKING FORM OF FALLEN ANGELS – BLACK COMPILES ILLUSION AS INNOCENT SOULS ENLIGHTEN SHADOWS – BROKEN WINGS GROW OUT OF CIRCLES, TOUCHING EARTH WITH FLOWING MEMENTOS – INTRICATE CUTTING OF FABRICS, ENVELOPE BODIES LIKE FLUID SCULPTURES RUNNING FROM MEDIEVAL CLOISTERS AS MODERN WARRIORS – BIG BLACK COATS BECOME SHRINES OF SOULS – CONFUSED THOUGHTS ARE FROZEN INTO WILD KNITS AS WHITE OPPOSES BLACK – THUNDER AND LIGHTENING STRIKE THROUGH THE MUSIC THAT RINGS IN OUR EARS ACCOMPANIED BY THE ECHOES OF SHATTERING HEELS – EPHEMERAL WRAPPINGS STORM AROUND BODIES WITH HURRICANE FORCE – THE SOIL IS ALIVE AND PROCESSING WHILE NATURE RECOGNIZES ITS BALANCE – STORMY CLOUDS DESCEND UPON SHOULDERS COVERING THEM IN HUES OF GREY – NORTHERN LIGHT APPEARS FROM THE DEEPEST PROFOUNDNESS – SNOWFLAKES MURMUR QUESTIONS AS BLACK SNOW BREEZES SOFT POETRY – BIBLICAL WOOL OF JACOBIN SHEEP IS FELTED IN ANCESTRAL WAYS INTO CAPES AND COATS TRAILED BY ETHEREAL CHIFFON – SNOW BREATHS THE REMINISCENT AIR OF OUR DEAR TOLSTOI
- JOSEPHUS MELCHOIR THIMISTER


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These are the felt pieces I made for Josephus. See the whole collection at style.com

10 comments:

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Ethereal is the word that comes to mind...I'm without words--it's so beautiful. Congratulations!

paula said...

i just feel stunned by how strong your pieces are...never seen anything like it and i'll bet no one else has either

Licho_Nie_Spi said...

Congratulations!

Marvellous shreds and styling!

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow Vilte...I'm speechless...And, that doesn't happen too often;-) Absolutely stunning! I'm so happy for you and your success....All of the love and hard work that you pour into your work really shows.

martine said...

Am just curious as to why he gets the credit when you made the pieces?
best wishes
martine

Vilte said...

thank you everyone for your wonderful comments!

Martine, it's absolutely normal - he is the designer, he has a vision of his collection, he imagines everything and then he gets people make things for him. He saw my designs, he liked them and we collaborated - I made texture design for him, he sent me patterns of coats. So the design of coats and the way everything is presented there is his work - work of designer, and mine is only felting and texture design. When we see designs on the runway we never know who knitted, made a design of fabric the designer used in his collection, etc. And that's they way it is always. Anyway, Josephus didn't control me in what I did except giving me patterns, so I really loved this collaboration...he is great! I hope it's not the last time.

wooldancer said...

Congratulations Vilte! You Felt a Vision.. What an honour to work in such a way & to have your felt on a high-end fashion runway. Bravo! As a hand-spinner I wonder if designers know about Art Yarn & it's potential for high-end textural expression! haha! Your pieces are truly inspiring ;)
Michelle

Vilte said...

hi, Michelle, thank you so much! I believe designers know many things but I have no idea how they decide to choose something for their collections.

Rosina at Middle Ageless said...

Absolutely amazing Vilte. You must be very proud! (As I am wearing that spectacular warm brown tunic I just bought from you...) Gorgeous, gorgeous work.

Vilte said...

More happy to have had this opportunity and experience than proud :)
I hope you and tunic will get along and will love each other! Thank you again!

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