‘Living with Patterns’… not just an integral part our fashion ethos over the last few months, but the title of a quirky exhibition monopolizing the incredible multi-storey space of the Aram Gallery, Drury Lane. Team Motel Rocks were lucky enough to attend the launch soirée celebrating the ‘Patron Saints of Print’, Eley Kishimoto.
You fashion friends will know of this duo for their own clothing line, or perhaps their work with the likes of Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton. The talented pair are actually able to apply their trademark prints to pretty much any medium… proven successfully by array of objects on display. After grabbing a bevvy and tapping our feet to the two man band who were infusing our favourite pop songs with a bit of cool jazz, we set foot to explore the vast space. One floor housed a series of rooms separated by translucent material (of course featuring an EK pattern), each one encasing different examples of their trademark designs – ceramic plates, gnomes, vases, shoes (their collaboration with Clarks) and unusual mechanical apparatus used to display said shoes.
In other area of the building you couldn’t miss the selection of statement rugs, which are exclusive to the Aram gallery and combine contemporary and retro elements and the brands much loved vibrant geometrics.
Of course the night would have been incomplete without the inclusion of their S/S collection ‘In Shape’. We were able to view the garments in the maze of rooms, on rails, and most fetchingly on the models who proved that there really are no limits when it comes to clashing prints.
The gallery is open Monday-Saturday 10am–6pm (Thursday until 7pm). Find it at Aram Store, 110 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5SG.