Babylon Mash

The Confusion of Tongues melts before our eyes .... Mix it Up: Ethnic //// Contemporary //// NorthSouthEastWest \\ // Folk // Crafts \\ Design // Art \\ Fashion // Tech \\\\\ lets share our Cultural Currency

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This is the new Woww collection by Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer (found via Bloesem). Bright colors and graphics characterize the designs of Mae Engelgeer. This new collection include plaids, cushions and scarfs. The fabrics area mixture of mohair, cash wool, cotton and acrylic yarns.

Australian designer Jenny Kee has the longest breath… In fashion in the eighties, out of fashion in the nineties, now right back in the spotlight. Cantonese/Italian roots, influenced by Skandinavian, African, Indian and Aboriginal art. 

Frida Kahlo, a true original. 

Frida Kahlo, a true original. 

British electro meets South-Africa township house in ‘Control’, the fourth video from Spoek Mathambo’s debut album Mshini Wam. It is a darkwave township cover of the Joy Division classic ‘She’s Lost Control’. For the music video, Spoek has collaborated with one of South Africa’s most celebrated photographers, Pieter Hugo & cinematographer Michael Cleary. It explores the world of township cults, street preaches and teen gangs and was shot on location in a squatted train boarding house in Langa, Cape Town. The cast is mainly made up of the neighborhood kids who run their own dance troop, Happy Feet.

Saloon Type meets Swedish Illustrator with Linnaeus fetish

Saloon Type meets Swedish Illustrator with Linnaeus fetish

Russia meets Run DMC. Is the Red Army the breeding ground of Break Dancing and Battles? Food for thought…

American comfort shoes meet Middle East poetic sensibility. I detest Crocs, but I do love these Arabic Alphabet pins to pin onto your nasty purple plastic clogs. 

(Source: hayanmaani.com)

Indonesian Batik meet Dutch textile makers meet the African public. Unknown to most people, the colorful fabrics that have become the fashion statement of the African continent originated in Indonesia (where painting fabric is called Batik), and was taken to the Netherlands for expansion in production, and later to be sold in Africa, where the bold patterns and colors became a sensation. As early as 1846, the Vlisco company, based in Helmond, served the West African market with Dutch Wax textiles. From 29 January through 6 May, 2012, the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem will present Six Yards Guaranteed Dutch Design, an exhibition about how Vlisco’s Dutch textiles became a part of various West African cultures and found their way into international fashion, the visual arts, and photography. The exhibition Six Yards is a tribute to Vlisco textiles: over a hundred years old, born in Indonesia, designed in the Netherlands, loved in Africa, and desired in the West. These colorful fabrics make their way to fashion shows in Paris, the markets in Ghana, and galleries in London and New York. The exhibition Six Yards focuses on all the relevant angles, from their presence and meaning in the work of artist Yinka Shonibare, to the stories in the oral tradition that have come from the fabrics.

(Source: mmkarnhem.nl)

African tribal meets Dutch graphic minimalism. Since 2012, Dutch designer Bert Jan Pot has been creating masks from textile with stunning results.

(Source: bertjanpot.nl)

Belgium designer Dries van Noten and dutch type designer Gijs Frieling in a mix of European high fashion, batik and folk influences that come together in set design and textile during a live performance. Via galvanisethedog