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New Work added to the Le Petit Echo de la Mode series

New work added to my Le Petit Echo de la Mode series. I’m utilising more colour, which is quite exciting!

About the series:

My latest work mines a seam of precious material hidden between the pages of Le Petit Echo de la Mode. Published in Paris between 1897 and 1983 Le Petit Echo de la Mode was a popular domestic fashion and lifestyle magazine. Within it, loose and often discarded, I pluck a streak of radical abstraction. The magazine contains tailoring patterns that, for efficiency’s sake, layer the life-sized templates of entire garments onto a single sheet of paper. Each facet of the garment is encoded in an intricate web of lines, dots and numbers, and challenges us to view this sheet not as a means to an end but as an end in itself. Shattering the female form into precise overlapping facets flattened not as views of a subject but as the object itself. I make the radical potential loose in Le Petit Echo de la Mode real by cutting delicate sheets of coloured paper with the pride of a mother. The sheet of paper instructs the housewife, and the artist, to make itself. Predating Futurism and prefiguring Cubism these Le Petit Echo de la Mode abstracted the female subject to a degree more radical and precise than the highest aspirations of the 1912 manifetso Du “Cubisme”.

Please click on each image for more details.






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Profile feature in Luxure magazine

I was really excited when Luxure magazine asked me to pose and be interviewed for their Tailored issue. The magazine is a  celebration of exquisite craftsmanship, heritage and the culture of luxury.


This Tailored issue celebrates all that is wonderful about attention to detail, looking at the real meaning and understanding of what bespoke is. Whether it is in fashion, travel, hotels or interior design, it is the details that make the difference. Understanding the importance of craftsmanship and its relationship with what matters to us most, underpins this issue.”

Reggie Ansah

Those very words make me feel really privileged. Thanks to the dapper Mr. Reggie Ansah Editor-In-Chief and fashion editor Shivani Lal for featuring my work. A special mention to photographer Alexis Chabala who took my portraits, and also Emily Brooks who wrote the piece. Thank you Luxure.

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Hungarian Peacocks, Artist Book

Really pleased to showcase ‘Hungarian Peacocks’, an artist book created on an original 1920s tailoring manual. The patterns begin to look like mosaic collages utilising an array of coloured paper, tissue and acetate. The work proposes that patterns are beautiful drawings in their own right.

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Photos: Denis Laner

For enquiries please e-mail hormazd@narielwalla.com

New Work added to my Le Petit Echo de la Mode series

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I have added new work in my Le Petit Echo de la Mode series. They are all made on original antique French women’s domestic patterns ranging from 1950s onwards. Please visit my Saatchi Art profile to find out more about individual work by clicking on each image or visit Saatchi Art/narielwalla. Thank you! 


My Channel 4 interview and the Lady Gardens series


I was really excited to be interviewed on Channel 4 where I discuss my Lady Gardens project in response to Christmas as an outsider. This prompted me to add more work to the series.

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New Acquisition – Baughman’s Adjustable Combination Skirt System

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A rare Edwardian find! Very exciting indeed!

An acquisition – a rare women’s paper dress making dummy

rich_0104 rich_0111 rich_0114I was really excited to spot this 1900 rare women’s dress making dummy made out of thick card paper and now rusted adjustable bolts. The acquisition was made at an antique market on a day trip to sunny Brighton. This is a very exciting addition to my collection of patterns. Photos: Angela Murray


Sculpture No.1, Love Garden for the Crafts Council – COLLECT 2013, Saatchi Gallery

Narielwalla_Denis_Laner_Saatchi_1a Narielwalla_Denis_Laner_Saatchi_1bI am pleased to reveal Sculpture No.1 for COLLECT 2013 at Saatchi to be exhibited in the Project Space in May 10-13th of May. My very good friend and talented photographer Denis Laner took these photos – The work is made from miniature quarter scale military tailoring plastron patterns drafted by Nina Penlington of Dege & Skinner, No.10 Savile Row. For Number 1, I spray painted one side of the patterns in red referencing the colour of most uniforms. The structure is constructed by stapling the different ends of the negative space of the patterns, and screwed into large blocks of Perspex. The sculptures were made at my studio in Margaret Street Gallery. Indeed these are exciting times for me – 4 more to go.


My ‘Collect2013′ for Crafts Council at Saatchi Gallery feature in Menswear Insight

Menswear-Insight-Hormazd-Narielwalla Hormazd-narielwalla=menswear-insight2Really chuffed to see a double-spread in the April issue of Menswear Insight in relation to my residency at Margaret Street Gallery where I prepare 5 sculptures to be exhibited at the Crafts Council’s Collect2013 at Saatchi Gallery.

To read the article and see the e-magazine visit HERE. Thank you editor Gemma Champ!


Yellow Canary



I started playing with the lingerie-swimwear patterns I recently acquired. The first thing that got my eye are yellow patterns made out of plastic coating – so not paper! The red markings on the bright yellow texture reminded me of canaries – and, so I responded to that feeling by making these abstract bird collages looking at forming shape through both the negative and positive space. These experiments have references to the collage works of Matisse


Dead Man’s Patterns – Memento Mori – The Skull show


Dead Man’s Patterns – Memento Mori Skull

Limited edition: 50 skull objects (To acquire please visit the SHOP)

Dimensions of overall piece: Length: 20 cm, Width: 15 cm, Depth: 16 cm

A paper collage 3-d object stapled and glued created from bespoke Savile Row patterns (of deceased customers) placed in an unsealed archival acrylic clear case with detritus from the making process of each skull on the floor of its case.

(All photos taken by Denis Laner)