Sunday, 9 May 2010
So a few of us have been making some things for a second hand/ vintage boutique in town, which also stocks some new small independent designers. I managed to make my coat but would like to try and make a few more bits. I think the coat costs too much to make, and probably wont sell in the shop. Very exciting tho seeing something you have made in a shop!
Here are my final line ups without the fabric on, i have used photoshop and scanned in the blank images to add the fabrics to the designs. most of the fabrics i have used are upholstery, thick wools, or thick cotton mixes. I am quite happy with my line up but i would quite like on the next project to try something different with the line up. perhaps the way i present it, so its no just on a A3 piece of paper, or even on photoshop.
An analysis of the phenomena and status of Haute Couture
Investigating the Phenomena of Haute Couture, looking into the history of the possible art form, its origins and how it has evolved over time. Examining Couture in the terms of a commodity, it’s social status in correspondence to hierarchy and class. Whilst examining Marx’s theories surrounding Capitalism in relation to Couture, alongside looking to Adorno’s theories in correlation to Couture as a potential art form.
so this is my opening paragraph for my critical studies essay, im quite glad i've chosen a subject now, im looking into haute couture and its possibilities of it being used as an art form, also looking at its purpose it apposed to make for the brand. looking the Marxs and Adornos theories with capitalism. Im quite nervous about this essay its quite hard to write an academic essay when all we have done since i left gcse is 1 essay a year and its normally on something to do with fashion. im finding it hard to incorporate the critical theorists. I also think i need to read more, it can only help with my dissertation. actually id rather not think about that right now! but i should make a good start to my dissertation in the summer and not leave it too late like i have this essay!
I decided to call my trend demure bloom these are some of my pages from my tend book i choose to do it in a wallpaper style book and add my pages to it myself its more like a file. im quite pleased with it, i would perhaps have thought of a better way to try and do my illustrations if i were to do it again. I think the colours of the pages work well with the trend and the fabrics in the picture frames is fitting with the trend also. I tried to make it more touchy feely kind of trend book. I would perhaps have liked more time to do the trend book also but i need to get on with designing.
through my research for applied fashion design i have looked to future trends for AW 10/11 and there is a strong influence from victorian times, be it fashion, decor, fabrics or wallpaper. I have keyed in on wallpaper as influence for my garment flats for the trend book. I also went to temple newsam which currently had a wallpaper exhibition on and the decor inside this place was amazing! all the furniture was really influencical and the colours of the decor were amazing too. I have used these images in my research too. Another source of colour influence came from the group of painters the glasgow boys especially Charles Anastase's work.
I got off to a good start with this project over the February half term, I did my extended branding research i decided to research into Reiss i found quite a bit of interested things out about the company. I think this way of doing a shop report/brand report has worked more successfully than previous layouts for shop reports it looks more professional. But it just means i cant add my drawings that i would have made in the store. Now researching into the brand i think i can now begin to think about my research and who i will be designing for.
So even though the snow will not go away and has turned to ice! i made it into town to do my shop report. I am focusing my project on s/s and the shops are starting to get rid of all their sale and getting in there new s/s stock. My shop report is done now and i need to start my research, I am seeking influences from trends on WGSN predicting that pastel shades will be in this summer i really want to use these in this project. Before i even really start designing i would really like to make some trousers its something i haven't made yet and this for this to be our last making project i really should know how to make trousers for 3rd year.