Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Taiana's Textiles

All photographs from Taiana Gieffer

It's not often that I get wrapped up in something like textile design, unless it's say, Rodarte related. Well, the left-coast Swiss Textile Award winners have another California native at their heels named Taiana Gieffer, and for some reason I have a feeling that this young lady just might follow a similar rise as the Mulleavy sisters. Taiana's current collection of scarves and custom fabrics experiments with the different personalities that the fibers of merino wool can take, and her pieces have a dense textural feel. She makes each of her pieces by hand, designing with a focus on the interplay of color and shape to create forms that are almost sculptural. Only 21 years old, Taiana's custom fabrics have already appeared in Francisco Costa's designs for the Calvin Klien Fall 09 collection, and are also sold at the Rick Owens store. Not bad, considering the nonsense I was doing when I was 21 (which didn't involve that much creating, and but did involve being over-occupied with plenty of worthless boys). Anyway, I would love to get my hands on one of these scarves for Fall, imagine how warm they would be...





-Tiffany

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13 comments:

Amanda said...

would love love love to be wrapped in one of these on a cold day

Grace said...

So gorgeous.

Love Grace.

rebecca said...

fantastic textures!!!!

Isabel said...

Oh my gosh, this is splendid! Agreed, Rodarte has fascinating textile design.

me melodia said...

gasp!
These have me yearning for something this AM.

WJ said...

These almost remind me dreadlocks. Completely industrial, definitely interesting!

A La Mode said...

Oh wow, love!

WendyB said...

Very cool!

soulbitch. said...

ooo.. these photos are amazing!! i want all the clothes!!

your blog is stunning ;)


xo, Sz.
www.visionforeverybody.blogspot.com

Glowing Doll said...

I want the rainbow one in the second pic, it reminds me of a brooch that I have and a beloved shawl that I lost in London.

MissMI6 said...

These are soooo beautiful!! Oh they are awesome, i love the motion of them.. I neeeed one.. x

Claudette said...

Wow. How original. That would be brilliant for me in chilly London.

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Priyank said...

This is an amazing blog !!

Regards,

Priyank Goyal

http://mytextilenotes.blogspot.com