Saturday, 20 March 2010

Nick Cave - Soundsuits....

....Not that Nick Cave. This Nick Cave. A sculpture who's latest show at UCLA exhibits his 'soundsuits' - elaborate, decorative, extraordinarily detailed suits, deliberately named in reference to the noise made when they are worn.

Cave's creations can be made out anything - whimsically nostalgic with toys, or nodding to African tribal spirit with colourful sequinned garments. They are high art and high fashion combined, but manage to keep that rare thing so often lost in those niche areas - a huge slice of fun.

(The making of)

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