From our FV contributor addition, Gudy Herder of Eclectic Trends who is based in Barcelona working as an Interior Stylist, Trend Observer and Trainer. Her website Eclectic Trends is full of interior and trend inspirations, http://eclectictrends.com.

Dear Fashion Vignette readers,

I am glad to be back and love to present you today a slightly different trend post created through a mood board. You see, I am teaching How To Create A Moodboard in on-site workshops and on-line (very soon) too, so it was a pretty normal process to come up with a different approach.

But the idea really came from a magazine (http://www.sister-mag.com) who had commissioned that work for their current issue. SCANNED! had already been developed last year when presenting my trends again on the anual trend panel Global Color Research celebrates in London every summer. To my surprise, it has been received very well ever since (who knew?) and I hope you enjoy the take today!

Warmest, Gudy

I had a double feature in this month issue of the fab online magazine sisterMAG. Have you seen the table I styled with my ceramics collection? Loved to do both articles, they have been wonderful assignments.

Today I wanted to show you the moodboard that had been commissioned and fits very nicely into their current topic where it’s all about insects and fragility. Thea had come up with the idea since she attended last year my trend conference I gave in Barcelona, and Scanned! was one of the four trends I was talking about.

It’s been great fun to work on the moodboard and getting commissions is just absolutely wonderful. I am currently working on another series of four, I’ll show you once they are published.

Initially, the trend Scanned! has been developed for British consultancy Global Color Research and while the idea and text are similar to the ones I had presented, I have changed the colour pattern looking for a stronger and at the same time more interesting contrast.

The origin of this trend stems from a highly tech ruled world where we feel increasingly scanned. In today’ s life we face a constant correlation of security and surveillance with the human body being scanned at an airport when we travel, while interacting on the internet or tracked by hidden street cameras.

As an interesting contrast to observe, Scanned! sees its translation in wonderful x-ray photography where beauty lies in transparency and fragility. Revealing the inside becomes art.

By exposing an object to x-rays, one discovers new and sometimes surprisingly delicate structures and hidden beauty. It is a technique that invites to strip back the layers and discover what it is that lies under the obvious surface.

Stephen N Meyers captivates with his giclée prints (flowers, plants and see creatures) using a sophisticated and patented printing process where a fine stream of ink is applied on watercolor paper. As a result, the transparency of his natural objects is just stunning.

Meyers carries on a tradition begun over seventy years ago called radiographic art. Unlike traditional radiographic art, Meyers actually prints these x-ray photographs, a difficult process since x-ray doesn’t react to paper in the same ways that standard photographs do. He began selling his radiographic flower photographs via street vendors in New York, but now shows several exhibitions a year.

On the other side and with a more mechanical approach, British photographer Nick Veasey holding several International awards, works at a x-ray lab combining the art of photography and the science of radiology. His studio is equipped with a medical scanner 60 times as powerful as medical ones.

You can read more about other artists on my first post and see other color variations and a corresponding palette there. Texts and images go much more into detail on the sisterMAG article and I recommend if you have not so far, download their current issue (it’s free) and get a good reading time over the weekend. G, x