head in the clouds

It’s always interesting to see where designers draw their inspiration from. I was flicking through an old issue of Russh (July/August 2008 FYI) and found myself re-reading an article on Josh Goot’s Spring Summer 08/09 collection, which used manipulated digital prints of the sky to create some breathtaking garments. It seems that Goot was on to a good thing. More recently, local label Limedrop used prints of fluffy white clouds on an array of garments for its A/W 2010 collection. And who could forget Christopher Kane’s Resort 2010 collection? You know, the one with the vivid orange and yellow skyscapes and an almost doomsday feel about it (which was further exemplified by the use of prints of an atomic bomb cloud). From Goot’s marbled prints, to Kane’s almost apocalyptic interpretation, it’s always interesting to see how different designers interpret what is essentially the same subject matter.

Josh Goot S/S 2008

Limedrop A/W 2010

Christoper Kane Resort 2010

Now, all this talk has got me in the mood for some cloud watching.

Images: my own photo (digitally edited), vogue.com.au, grandsocial, style.com


  1. avalonne April 7, 2010

    Absolutely enamored by the print, it is so mesmerizing. Seems like an acid trip, but a surreal, dreamlike kind of acid trip. Very breathtaking indeed πŸ™‚ I like the left dress!

  2. muchlove April 7, 2010

    At first I just thought it was tie dyed, especially the Josh Goot ones, but now that I see the soft cloud pattern, I just think it's amazing.

  3. kelly ann April 7, 2010

    that photo you took is INCREDIBLE. i want it framed and on my wall right now! πŸ˜‰ so beautiful.

  4. Hannah April 7, 2010

    Even though the colours aren't what I'd usually go for, I have to say that Christopher Kane's collection appeals to me the most. I'd especially love to get my hands on this beauty:


    but that'll probably never happen! I did however manage to find one of his dresses from the Topshop collaboration in '07 the other day on ebay, I am so, so excited about it arriving!

  5. CCWai April 7, 2010

    I really love those cloud prints. They give a fantasy-feel.

  6. molly YEH! April 7, 2010

    wow! i just found your blog and i am absolutely in love with all of these outfits. the cloud/tie dye prints are amazing!!

  7. Kallie April 7, 2010

    that christopher kane dress on the right is incredible, I love nature inspired garments that are subtle like that.

  8. Amie April 7, 2010

    wow i didn't know christopher kane's collection used atom bomb cloud images πŸ˜€ that's really cool, i love those little subtle references you wouldn't ordinarily notice in clothing

  9. Erin April 7, 2010

    wow the white and blue cloud clothes have such a cool fantasy feel

  10. trishie April 7, 2010

    Love these. So awesome that the designs are inspired by clouds.

  11. ASYMMETRICERA April 8, 2010

    lovee the dreamy tie dye, definitely has a cloudy effect.


  12. Dylana Suarez April 8, 2010

    Amazingly gorgeous prints!

  13. The Man from Amsterdam April 8, 2010

    BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for sharing. Loving these clouds on fabric.

  14. LittleOwl April 9, 2010

    I adore the magazine 'Russh, it is one of my favourites.
    I love clothes that are inspired by nature and the weather, they just have a totally different … 'feel' about them!

  15. Every Little Counts April 9, 2010

    oh so beautiful. this reminds me i've been meaning to experiment with dye treatments in my own work. better get to work…

  16. lineandree April 10, 2010

    Love the Josh Goot dress the the left. It's beautiful!

  17. Amy T April 12, 2010

    brilliant post, i love all these patterns.

    especially christopher kane's… i fell in love with the mushroom cloud one!


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