When thinking about a lush baroque gothic there really only is one name that springs to mind. Bibian Blue may not be known by everyone internationally yet, and we stress ‘yet!’ But it is already an iconic name within certain circles, call these ‘art house’ style fashion groups if you will. Bibian Blue is certainly one of top when it comes to the neo vintage style. More than just a fashion ‘look’ it has become a lifestyle for many, and Bibian Blue seems to have tapped into this when it was a very underground concept.
Take the 2008 Vintage collection from Bibian Blue. The detailing as well as contemporary takes on the looks were already being developed when Rockabilly and Pin Up were a twinkle in many designers eye. The vintage style certainly has evolved and developed since those early hedonistic days. But here’s the thing- the newer collections at Bibian Blue are just as esoteric and creative as ever!
1.- About the workshop
The opening of the temporary exhibition Steampunk: futures that never where at MIBA in November 2012, including our attendance to the round table ‘Creation and Art in Steampunk’, gave us the perfect excuse to visit again a charming city as Barcelona. As if this was not enough, we seized the opportunity to visit the amazing photo studio of 274km and the showroom of El Costurero Real located in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, when Rebeca Saray was giving one of her renowned photography workshops.
The truth is that working with such a professional team, even for a short time, is an awesome experience. We would like to share with you some photos and an spectacular making-of video that will keep you open-mouthed!
The overwhelming amount of ongoing projects at Decimononic’s headquarters at present are going to prevent us from attending this years’ Retrofuturistic Week. Nevertheless, this should not stop us from encouraging everyone to visit Barcelona and make the most of it!
This event, that is going to be held from 11th to 16th February, offers a wide variety of possibilities: from workshops to conferences, from vendors area to different kinds of contests…
Besides, remember that this event is directly linked with the temporary exhibition ‘Steampunk: futures that never were’ at MIBA, Museu d’Idees i Invents de Barcelona (‘Museum of Ideas and Inventions of Barcelona’ in English) that is going to remain open until May 2013. As you know, some of our pieces have been chosen to be displayed here.
Feel free to visit the official website of the event in order to learn more about it: www.semanaretrofuturista.tk
And do enjoy it!
We are very excited to announce a fascinating temporary exhibition at MIBA, Museu d’Idees i Invents de Barcelona (‘Museum of Ideas and Inventions of Barcelona’ in English) that is going to take place from November 2012 to May 2013. There are two reasons why we are so thrilled:
- This Steampunk Exhibition is the first Steampunk-themed expo at MIBA.
- Some of our jewelry pieces are going to be part of it.
There is no need to say that this recognition is a great satisfaction for us. Besides, we feel most honored to do our bit to spread Steampunk and to do it from Spain.
1.- About MIBA
Are you wondering what is MIBA? Quoting the museum’s official website…
miba is the latest step in the professional development of Pep Torres, a step that seemed inevitable after more than 13 years working in the fields of invention and creativity. A meticulously planned project with a solid concept, it supports and drives creativity and invention through inspiration, education, communication and building relationships with the leaders of innovation at every level; contributing value to the field from which it came.
2.- About the Steampunk Exhibition at MIBA – Barcelona, Spain
As per its curator, Elisabet Roselló, the objective of this exhibition is to disseminate Steampunk and take this retrofuturism as point of departure to promote reflection about the present. Outstanding inventions of both national and international artists are going to be part of the exhibition, showing a large array of Steampunk-inspired pieces of art as demonstration of the overwhelming creative power of this artistic movement.
We have been big die-hard fans of El Costurero Real (which means The Royal Tailor) since the very first tme we discovered it. As probably most of you know already, El Costurero Real is the entrepreneurial project of the charming María de los Ángeles Guisado Ruiz, better known as Alassie. She is a professional seamtress that has been able to develop an awarded styling and fashion design company in a few years (El Costurero Real was created in 2008). Her atelier designs medieval and bridal fashion and delivers an exhaustive portfolio of services addressed to fulfill the needs of the audiovisual industry (cinema, opera, theater, etc.).
We have had the opportunity to collaborate with El Costurero Real thanks to the II Photo Marathon organized by this company on 29th April; fortunately Steampunk was among the foreseen stylings and we contributed providing some of our fine jewelry pieces. This is just a small selection of the gorgeus pictures taken by Gala Martínez, partner of the professional photo studio 274km.