Alex Brannian Finds the Beauty in DIY
Style is singular and distinct for everyone. For some it comes effortlessly while others have to work at it, but everyone creates their own whether they mean to or not. This spring, Refinery29 teamed up with Levis on a series called “Renew Your Blues” in which they gave DIY instructables for customizing and revitalizing denim apparel that could use a little more love. Prop stylist Alex Brannian was on hand to bring an organized aesthetic to the flurry of steps and tools required to bring each reader’s unique style into their jeans, bringing them in line with their personal taste and experiences.
The resulting images are almost out of another world. Employing bold shapes and broad blocks of colors, each photograph plays as a variation on a theme. Alex’s fanciful layouts make the set up and production of these creations as appealing as the DIY results. They are the antithesis of a Pollock painting, showing us order in a sector that usually inspires chaos. Tones mirror through card stock stencils to paint brushes and paint, even echoing through artist’s tape and the cutting mats. The attention to color brings a cohesive and sophisticated look to the exploratory and experimental inspiration, bucking chaos for an injection of form.
If your denim pieces need a little bit of love, check out the series by Refinery29 and Levis with style by Alex Brannian's steady and stylish hand.