On|Off September 2008

 

Featured Artists

On|Off’s aim to bring the latest fashion, art and design together in one space is never ending. We are constantly finding new creative talent in the UK and internationally and bringing it to London Fashion Week. On|Off invites illustrators, artists, product designers, installation artists, digital artists to take part in the event each season.

Click on the names to see the artists we have found for February's event

 

Charlene Davies

Charlene Davies has been working as the On|Off In-house Catwalk and Event Photographer since 2004. "I find the event extremely inspiring, the merging of both the established with the up-and-coming. I love to capture this explosion of creativity and energy through my own eyes so that others can hopefully see and appreciate what an exciting event On/Off puts on over London Fashion Week."

Charlene is currently running her own commercial photographic company shooting predominantly fashion based work and events. This year she plans to focus on promoting ethical fashion initiatives throughout the UK.

www.charlenedavies.com
info@charlenedavies.com

Chris Daniels

Chris Daniels due to graduate shortly from the Royal Academy Schools describes his work as - involved with direct ideas of simplicity, using non-referential minimalist forms or constructs, which allow for an uninterrupted contemplation of colour, highlighting contrasts and pitch. The colour is taken from a personal, not scientific approach, and is often influenced by objects from the urban environment, filtered into the tight form of the stripe. The result is paintings that produce optical disappointments, and have an exterior to be broken down, to ward off the casual viewer. There is also an important underplaying element at work, the painting process is allowed to be evident, which stops the work from becoming mechanically produced, and soulless, yet still operating to a high level of sophistication.

Chris will be displaying some of his work in the press lounge during February’s event.

Contact: +44(0)7736 642475

Cory Barrett

Cory Barrett is a Freelance Visual Merchandiser who also works as a Visual Stylist, Graphic Designer and Art Director. His newly formed brand CB|C fuses Graphic elements with experimental designs. Cory has worked for Topman/Topshop - Liberty and the shop at bluebird, with freelance projects ranging from Windows for Doors by Jas M.B to Curating an exhibtion at the Design Museum.

Working with On|Off this season to create a unique VIP area incorporating the Spa at Bluebird – the VIP lounge at On|Off is the place to be pampered this fashionweek

cory@cbc.gb.net
07950 414 384

The Creative Mix

On|Off are also linking this season with The Creative Mix - a syndicate of creatively led businesses delivering Art + Technology driven solutions for the new generation of spaces, brands and events bringing to On|Off new products from screen technology, a light installation by Virginie Rondot and a unique 3D projection installation from wrap3 collaborating with music director Doug Haywood.

www.thecreativemix.com

Ginco

Ginco is a contemporary artist concerned with exploring the textural and dynamic properties of light on environment. Through her work, Ginco investigates light as a medium unto itself, challenging how light is used and where one would expect to find it. In recent work, such as Spacereactiv II, Ginco has embraced the creative potential of ‘electroluminescent’ technology to create an environment in motion, where an ongoing rhythm of light echoes the dynamic cycle inherent to life and matter.

+44 (0) 78 38 16 99 23
www.gincodesign.co.uk

Jean Charles de Castelbajac

Jean Charles de Castelbajac proves his talent as a fashion designer
by applying his personal touch to all aspects of our daily life and has
designed this season's windows and renowned schedule card wallets.

www.jc-de-castelbajac.com

JSmith Esquire

Also holding an evening show at the On|Off event (see catwalk designers) JSmith Esquire is creating a bespoke millinery centre piece for the staircase which will be in situe throughout the week of the event.

Michael Warren

Micahel Warren is a product designer working with lighting and interior products. Over the past 3 years he has developed a successful freelance business that has included varied work for clients as diverse as Habitat, DKNY, Apple and Anthropologie is the US, exhibiting internationally as well as private commissions. Michael has also spent the last few years developing a co-operative collective with other young designers.

www.michaelwarrendesign.com

Le Tramac

Designers Anouchka and Cassandra Lefebvre De Lange spent an idyllic childhood growing up in Spain, which filled their young imaginations with hot Mediterranean colour and the shapes and textures of nature. Passionate about interior design from an early age, the highly creative pair furnished their girlhood bedrooms with geometrical furniture and painted the walls with jungle and garden scenes. The artistic streak in them never waned and they both came to London to study at Central Saint Martins - Anouchka specializing in Theatre and Costume Design and Cassandra in Interior Design and Architecture – before, in the summer of 2005, they combined talents and set up their own furniture studio, Le Tramac. From their workshop in Chiswick, the girls produce seven exciting collections including the popular Lollypop and Les Tropiques ranges - a world of fantasy, fun and mischieviousness.

Contact:
Cassandra
Tel: (00 44) 778 984 5056
info@letramac.com
www.letramac.com

Press:
T: 020 7586 9749
lisa@sheilafitzjonespr.com

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson is a contemporary Artist based in Colchester, in the southeast of England. Formally educated as a graphic designer/illustrator (Colchester School of Art and the London College of Printing - now the London College of Communication). Wilson is now studying for a Master's Degree of Arts in a Social Context at the Colchester School of Art and Design

Black Metal England are 12 paintings by Wilson commissioned for the On|Off event.

A lifelong passion for extreme rock music has formed the basis for the inspiration of this series of paintings, in development since 2004 and still ongoing.

The focus of these paintings titled, Black Metal England, is the connection and creative collaboration with extreme Heavy Metal bands. These local, national and international bands are primarilly underground, from sub-genres Black Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal and Doom Metal. The project has most recently been punctuated by the the completion of the final painting in a collection of 12.

The collection represents a selection of ideas, interpretations and visual rantings from pages of sketchbooks scaled up and painted to canvas. Each painting is 4' x 3' portrait. Black Acryllic on a light titanium buff wash on stretched box canvas. Formidable and high impacting, the Black Metal England collection of paintings are underpinned by a honed, cultured aesthetic and ornate beauty. The paintings are sympathetic with the integrity and complex ideology of each sub-genre.

www.chaliceofsnakes.com

Screen Technology

Cambridgeshire-based Screen Technology is an expert in display technology and is the first company to provide a solution for large, flexible format, high image quality digital displays using a revolutionary new approach to unlimited tiling.

Founded in 1995, Screen Technology has developed and launched ITrans, the worlds first and only technology to provide high brightness, high resolution, large format display screens with superior picture quality.

ITrans fills a gap in the market for large screen variable shape displays and has global potential. ITrans technology enables a wide range of new approaches to the design and use of large public space video displays for retail, advertising, branding and public information.

For further information contact: info@screentechnology.com or telephone 01223 559600

Vicky Barkess - DSI

Vicky Barkess & DSI team up for London Fashion Week. Vicky Barkess creates performance garments which combines function & style. Aguilera meets Hepburn.

Her Fashion background combined with her interest in performance gives her a firm understanding of what a performer requires while always maintaining a sense of fashion & style at all times. In conjunction with DSI Vicky provides exclusive designs and creative direction for the the dresses worn by Erin, Camilla & Lilia, amongst others, on Strictly Come Dancing. Other projects include tour garments for the wonderful Girls Aloud, advertising campaigns & much more. Continuing to inspire when performance is everything.

vicky@barkess.com
Mobile 07968 261195

Wrap3 feat Doug Haywood

After graduating in 2006 Alistair has presented work at several major art and design events nationally, ranging from an invited showing at international design show,“Tent London” held in September 2007 at The Truman Brewery complex to an exhibition entitled ‘Distance Learning’ at the G39 Gallery in Cardiff.

He is currently working alongside his sales and marketing agents, The Creative Mix on a range of international projects, including a large scale permanent art installation for a private residence and art gallery in Palma, Mallorca.

 Alistair’s work has been published internationally in a variety of art and design magazines, including Blueprint, Icon, Design Magazine China, and AMC Le Moniteur Architecture.

His media arts company,”Wrap3” specialises in providing new and innovative ways to experience digital content, and explores the many different commercial applications for the variety of new multimedia technologies that Alistair has developed through his art.

www.wrap3.com
www.artIntrensica.org

London based sound designer Doug Haywood has been creating and editing bespoke soundtracks for nearly ten years with a folio of several short films, promos, theatre, installations and high profile special events.

Recently completed film projects include 35mm short 'K' for Hector Films and promotional viral films for environmental lifestyle website ECOutlet.co.uk. He has also collaborated with Turner prize nominee Yinka Shonibare MBE and more recently with Stuart Croft on new film installation works to be screened in galleries both here and abroad soon.

 Aside from film work, Doug has compiled sounds for countless fashion shows including Swarovski, Duro Olowu, Allegra Hicks and Jaeger to name a few as well as several On|Off designers. His installation works range from product launch events for the likes of Clarins and Panasonic through to the toilets at Sketch!

Exclusively using ProTools from his studio in East London and with an aptitude for interpretation of concepts and innovative briefs, Doug's fine art background informs his eclectic direction pushing the boundaries of the projects' requirements and the audience's expectations.

Phone: +44 (0)20 7265 9220
Mobile: +44 (0)7958 415 461
Email: doug@doughaywood.co.uk

www.doughaywood.co.uk