Saturday, 10 December 2011

Wednesday 14th December 2011 6.30-8.30pm
Sponsored by NEISSON RHUM

Andrew Ibi will host an exclusive ‘Exhibition’ Shopping Event and Christmas party at his contemporary design destination, The Convenience Store. Known for its thoroughly leftfield approach to contemporary fashion, Ibi continues to push the boundaries of retail and the shopping experience.

The Perverse Art of Craft celebrates a growing trend toward the bespoke, handmade, artistic, authentic and exclusive but in this instance tainted with a daring, illicit edge. Ibi has carefully curated a store drawing on the art and design talents of his extended community. The work on show will span a multitude of disciplines.

Lighting designer, Fiona Gall of Emerald Faerie exhibits a stunning version of a chandelier, setting the atmosphere perfectly. 

The talents of Husam El Odeh are also apparent as his unique brand of jewellery displays an innate understanding of craft and art.

No illicit celebration would be complete without a stunning lingerie collection, in this instance provided by Bordelle.

The bespoke comes in the form of Saville Row trained Tailor and TCS collaborator, Jo Baker. Her strong shoulders and attention to cut, fit and finish epitomise the direction.

Sian Hoffman is a master corsetiere, not shying away from the contemporary but certainly maintaining the temptation.

Gabriella Ingram is a contemporary designer and artist, her current evening bag collection focuses on etched nickel and copper.

House of Flora is a contemporary accessories label specialising in a multitude of products in unexpected fabrications and materials Perspex, Glass and Rubber are staples in Flora McLean’s world.

Atsuko Kudo has a unique and celebrated handwriting, pushing latex and fetish wear into the fashion arena, modern, twisted and devilishly risqué.. I

Ibi says, “Contemporary craft and art disciplines have a massive part to play in the future of fashion as we know it, they offer a much more sustainable and independent approach with a unique preservation of skill and talent. The work by nature is personal, sensual, intimate and in this case purposefully risqué. Blacked out windows, peep holes and back alleyways are the inspiration for this event. We’ll be mixing a few naughty cocktails too”.

The Convenience Store Presents:
The Perverse Art of Craft (Objects of Desire)
Shopping Exhibition
1a Hazelwood Tower
Golborne Gardens
W10 5DT
Wednesday 14th December 2011 – 6.30pm-8.30pm  

Friday, 9 December 2011

Peccavi: Editorial Collaboration between Sian Hoffman + Paulina Sury's + Irene Manicone

Ashleigh (standing) wears Wanda Panty Corset and Bra, Chain lead, Amelie (slave) wears Leather head harness, Chain collar and leather wrist cuffs- All by Sian Hoffman

Paola wears Slave Girdle by Sian Hoffman

Amelie (foreground) wears Grey & Chantilly longline girdle and Frame bra, Ashleigh wears black corset- All by Sian Hoffman

Ashleigh wears Flesh Vintage lace Skeleton Panty Corset

Corsets both by Sian Hoffman

Amelie wears Leather Structured Waspie by Sian Hoffman

Amelie wears Gold Corset by Sian Hoffman

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Ribbed Magazine The Obsession Issue: Photographer- Robert Charbonnet

Gold All-in-One cupped corset, thong back

Silk Check Cupped corset

Archive Photograph by Ellen Von Unwerth for Baccarat, featuring longline waspie

Ribbed Magazine: Le Temperament de Desir by Paulina Surys

Slave Panty Girdle with Posture Collar

 Silk check Cupped Corset

House Grey: Photography by Paulina Surys

Featuring Black Adrienne Panty Girdle

Press Archive

Diva Magazine: PVC Waspie

Arena: PVC Girdle

Photographs by Miles Aldridge

Featuring Pink & Flesh Girdle and Night Porter Corset

Photograph by Neil Kendall

Press Archive

 Diva Magazine: Mourning Girdle (Black silk/Cream contrast stitch)
Black PVC waspie

Open Back Panty Girdle

Bizarre Magazine: Viktoria Modesta wears Busk front Panty Girdle with braces
Press Archive: Tank Magazine
Silk Embroidered Strap Corset

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Sian Hoffman creates sensual body sculpting foundation garments, handmade with particular attention to detail and the highest quality of craftsmanship. Pushing boundaries between fashion and the erotic, her corsetry is timeless and alluring.
Her collections can be broken down into three distinct lines – Fashion, Restraint and Feminine vintage, versatile in their preferred way of wearing; as underwear or outerwear. Each style conveying a different personality or intimate feeling to the wearer. These cutting edge foundation garments include beautiful control girdles, pantygirdles, waspies, full cupped tightlacing corsets, posture collars, luxury everyday basics and bespoke boned and laced items, all designed to shape a dramatic silhouette.
Her fascination with the corset has grown beyond its aesthetics and body modification, to the psychological effects it has over the wearer. It is an enormous satisfaction, not just for creating these intricate sculptural pieces, but to empower her clients whatever their gender, with an open minded approach and encouraging the wearer to be proud of their body and fantasies: Power, domination, seduction, submission, comfort but most importantly confidence!

Thursday, 3 March 2011

"You have corrupted my imagination and inflamed my blood..."
— Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (Venus in Furs)