I met Mike on a course at Central St Martins, and have been raving about his work ever since. The mikevensel brand is futuristic, minimalist sportswear made of simple, yet luxurious eco friendly materials.
Mike trained in architecture and he designs, makes and photographs his own collections. As well as this he edits his own online and offline magazine ‘Kitten’ from his base in LA.
I’ll let the work speak for itself…Pictures below are from previous collections. To find out more about Mike view http://www.mikevensel.com/
I was lucky enough to art direct a shoot for Haute Magazine recently in which we shot the amazing work of Una Burke. Una creates wearable pieces of art made out of leather giving a conceptual and evocative slant to the traditional ‘corset’; her sculptural forms created around the shape of the contorted female body. Some of the pieces in her collection are reminiscent of prosthetics and medical braces, and can be worn as arm, leg, head, chest shoulder pieces which can be worn with contrasting fabrics such as sheer, flowing fabrics.
Thank you Stylist Marie-Claude (http://marie-claudelamb.blogspot.com/), for introducing me to Una’s work.
See below one of the shots from the editorial using one of Una’s pieces. The full shoot can be viewed at http://annettesloly.carbonmade.com/