Hawthorne & Heaney Visits ‘Thierry Mugler: Couturissme’

  This exhibition ‘Thierry Mugler : Couturissime’ is on at the Musée des arts Decoratifs, Paris.  A wonderful exhibition to go and see should you be in Paris.  The exhibition focuses around the work and life of Thierry Mugler (1948-2022).  Known for his avant-garde techniques and use of interesting materials like faux fur, vinyl, latex, […]

Hawthorne and Heaney watch CHANEL: Journey of a Collection by Loic Prigent

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Whilst going down a loop hole that is YouTube, I came across this wonderful hour long video/documentary by Loic Prigent that was filmed in June and July 2020, after the lockdown in France. The house of CHANEL commissioned him three short black and white videos for their social platforms which gave him access to the […]

Hawthorne & Heaney visits McQueen’s Old Bond Street Show Space

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London is very lucky to be able to offer a wealth of great free exhibitions and museums on many subjects. This open to all attitude really helps to keep feeding the minds of our designers and innovaters that one can go out and have your eyes opened to all sorts of  information. One such jem […]

Hawthorne & Heaney Visits Dior: Designer of Dreams

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If your instagram feed is anything like ours then you will not have failed to notice the hugh amount of attention that the Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition is getting at the V & A Museum at the moment. Following its opening on the 2nd February, the exhibition which is held in the museum’s new […]

Hawthorne & Heaney for Hasan Hejazi

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We are delving back into the archives to revisit this really fun project we worked on for designer Hasan Hejazi in 2012.  We were asked to create baroque inspired tonal cut work for three bespoke luxury evening dresses for pop goddess Marina from Marina and the diamonds.  The project included some exciting names including Tim […]

Hawthorne & Heaney visit Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

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Every now and then, there is an exhibition that we feel we just have to see, and usually one holds out until it (hopefully) comes to London. However the risk of missing out on ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams’ at Musee Des Arts Decoratifs was one that was too great and we felt compelled to […]