1st November 2012 Since Joan Grady’s Baroque feature on Eyestylist.com on 1st October, I have come across the latest shoot by Moo Eyewear, so here we are with baroque inspiration Part 2. I have been following Moo Piyasombatkul for a while since I first saw her frames on the Browns Fashion website (www.brownsfashion.com). The baroque concept is exciting and much loved by the fashion press, and the fine porcelain in the collection is an intriguing and unique decorative effect that Moo has studied with great passion and sensitivity.
Moo Piyasombatkul talked to us about the baroque inspiration in her collection: “Initially this was my graduation project at Central Saint Martins. I was doing a BA Jewellery design course. When I graduated in June 2010, I started with an afternoon tea theme as I love having tea and desserts together. My favourite tearoom is Sketch in London… and that was where I got inspired to do this whole Baroque eyewear series. The interior of Sketch uses different antique furnitures but somehow they have put them all together and made it look fresh and new. The ceiling art work is Baroque in style, and I wanted to work with those classic elements but with a twist. I use vintage frames with decorations made from handmade porcelain, similar to what is used for ceramic homewares. This combination was designed to fit the ‘new antique’ theory of Marcel Wanders, which was the crucial part of how I developed my work.”
To see more of Moo’s work, visit www.brownsfashion.com/AtoZofDesigners/Designer.aspx?d=2439667 CN