Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Todd Oldham

Todd OldhamImage by cameraartsblog via Flickr
One of my favorite designers is Todd Oldham. He doesn't really design anymore, he still has a jeans line but is more into photography right now. He did the photos for Amy Sedaris's book, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence. He's also involved with interior design, book publishing. And 'He's on the board of
Amazon Conservation Team (ACT), to work in partnership with indigenous people in conserving biodiversity, health and culture in Central America...and Aperture, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to promoting photography.' (Wikipedia) So basically, Todd Rocks!
I love Todd! I even have a tattoo inspired by his logo.
I love Todd's designs because they were fun and had a sense of humor. He did a collection inspired by the 3 Stooges! The pockets had handles on them and the linings were a wood paneling print. Todd was also not afraid of color and prints...especially mixing up color and prints! His clothes were way more interesting to me than Calvin Klein or Ralph Lauren or Donna Karen...which are all beige and boring!
(The suit to the left is Trompe L'oeil patchwork print silk.)
Todd's from Texas and embraces everything tacky, trashy and kitsch.
Todd was also on MTV...a lot. He was showing us girls how to customize and make our own clothes...how to use vintage and second hand clothes and re-style them. He was lovely and friendly and was like your Gay Best Friend before you even knew you needed one.

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