Atelier

Blame it on the Bandoneon

Blame it on the Bandoneon specialises in reinvoking the aesthetic of early 20th century design and applying it to modern fashion. All of our designs are inspired by the culture around Tango and Tango music, with the decorative patterns used to adorn the bodies of Tango instruments featuring heavily.

I am a dancer and artist from Manchester in the UK. My designs are inspired by Tango, I love the intricate patterns found on old Bandoneons and the modern street art of Buenos Ayres.

I started putting my art on to t-shirts to wear myself, but people at Tango events always asked where I had got them, so I decided to make my designs available online.

Blame it on the Bandoneon specialises in reinvoking the aesthetic of early 20th century design and applying it to modern fashion. All of my designs are inspired by the culture around Tango and Tango music, with the decorative patterns used to adorn the bodies of Tango instruments featuring heavily.

Early mass production comic artists like Hogarth are another inspiration as well as street art in modern-day Buenos aires. I try to make functional items decorative whilst all the time telling the story of a music culture with a rich past and a limitless future.

Search