My Fashion Doll Exhibition is proving to be a huge success :), it finishes on the 31st August, so don’t forget to pay it a visit before it ends!
London Fashion Dolls at The Brady Art and Community Centre near Brick Lane in conjunction with Tower Hamlets Council.
6th August- 31st August
Mon- Fri 9am – 7pm, Sat 10.30am – 5pm
|Brady Arts and Community Centre|
|Address||192-196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU|
|Tel||020 7364 7900|
Veronica Rowlands is a London based designer whose passion lies in Fashion Illustration and Surface Pattern Design.
One source of inspiration for her work comes frequent visits to museums such as the Museum of Childhood and Pollock’s Toy Museum where she has made many drawings of vintage dolls or toys. She has given them a contemporary twist through experimenting with a range of exciting and flamboyant colours, adorning them with edgy current trends, in order to preserve and set free the inner child!
Rowlands has more recently been making visits to Brick Lane and surrounding areas to explore the imagery and architecture which has inspired the development of the ‘London Fashion Dolls’ collection.
The architectural styles portrayed in the collection provide interesting juxtapositions between modern builds and classic buildings which highlight the temporal contrasts of the East London cityscape – old charm, new dynamism as well as the Avant Garde milieu of Brick Lane which is a 10 minute walk from beating heart of the financial district – a sprawling, architecturally diverse yet cohesive urban hub.
The Fashion Dolls display a cutting edge mix of vintage and with contemporary, cutting edge attire to show the strong styles and changes within this area. – London Borough of Tower Hamlets
I went for a meeting at The Brady Art Centre today, the opening night for exhibiting my ‘London Fashion Doll’ collection will be 13th August 2012 (18.00-21.00) I have a huge space available, but limited time so am aiming to create at least another 4 Fashion dolls : http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?s=3&v=15&guide=AllAges
I’ve been making visits to Brick lane and researching imagery to inspire the development of my ‘London Fashion Doll’ collection.
Most of the architecture used in the collection so far are modern builds (apart from ‘Big Ben’), so I’m thinking it would be an interesting contrast if the next drawings show some classic buildings.
One thing which inspires me about East London so much is the contrast of modern, cutting edge architecture next to charming older buildings and the fact it’s merely a 10 minute walk from the diverse, Avante Garde Brick Lane to the Business District which is Bank, so the styles from both areas change dramatically!
My Fashion dolls show a cutting edge mix of vintage mixed with contemporary, cutting edge attire to show the strong styles and changes within this area.