Archive for March, 2009

Evalutation.

27/03/2009

Evaluation of Laundry project.

I began with the idea of laundry baskets and all the differnt materials, texture and colours inside. My research looked at mixing materials and I also looked at designers who reuse old textiles to create new ones. My initial idea was to create over the top pieces which could be attatched to old clothes like detail to add to a dress strap. I liked the idea od it looking like it was a piece of DIY to revive old garments. After researching this I was stuck as to how to design these suce things and after speaking to one of my tutors I moved into the direction of belts. I had produced two denim samples which I really liked and decided to take them further and develop them into recycled denim belts.

I am pleased with how my project has turned out after a confusing start but feel it is successful and the swing tags i have produced also set my designs off well and I think my designs are suitable for the client I was targeting.

My fashion illustrations took a while to develop as I am used to typical drawing methods but after looking at other artists illustrations i have developed my syle and after a lot of hard work I am very please with their outcome. I feel they fit well within my project as they are a bit rough and not so perfect and show some sort of personality.

Overall I think my project has been successful and links to the brief well as my focus has been on making existing clothes life last longer by adding a new exciting belt and by using peoples old denim laundry to create new unique belts.

If I were to do the project again I think I would have researched more ideas before I stuck to one and maybe think about producing a full belt rather than samples.

Swing tags

24/03/2009

Swing tags.

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These are my final swing tags. I think they work well with my brand and the style of the belts i have designed.

Final Fashion Illustrations

24/03/2009

Fashion illustration. Final drawings.

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They don’t look amazing on here but these are my final designs/fashion illustrations. I like the way they are sketchy and feel they look a lot better now they have some sort of personality. I used Kate Moss as the basis for my drawings as she is a key figure I could imagin wearing my brand ‘Waist’.

Fashion Illustrations Take 1

24/03/2009

Fashion illustration. Take 1.

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These were my first attempts at fashion illustration for my project but they seem too perfect and styled so after speaking to my teacher and experimenting I created a personality for my figure and created some new illustrations. This helps to show what type of person would buy/wear my brand.

Swing Tag Images

24/03/2009

Swing tags.

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These are the images i am going to use on my swing tags. I have named my brand ‘Waist’ and will write this on a transparent piece of plastic which will show these images through. On the back I will write a short story of how the pieces of material were selected and reused to create these unique designs. The images are taken from photographs of my samples which i have photoshopped.

Research

24/03/2009

Martin Margiela.

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So after speaking to my tutor I decided to change my project to focusing on belts using the denim samples I have already created. I liked how Margiela has used old clothes and materials to create one-off designs.

Experimenting

17/03/2009

These are some sample prints I have done using manipulated denim. I made samples where I mixed zips and different parts of jeans then I simply printed with them onto paper.

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In the end I decided not to use these as screen prints but to print directly onto fabric using the denim sample. I feel it’s a bit more DIY which is the style I’m going for.  I will try using these prints as the background to my fashion illustrations so I’ll post them when I’v experimented a bit!

Old Project

11/03/2009

These are some images from the denim project I had last year. I made this waistcoat using old jeans and denim jackets then manipulated the surface with paint, inks, zips and stitch.

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Research

11/03/2009

Freida Pinto wearing a D&G dress.

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This was from an email newsletter from asos.com . I like the belt and shoulder detail, as if its a DIY job. This is the kind of details and designs i want to create in my Laundry project. My main idea is as if i have taken someones laundry basket and mixed all the clothes up so i have different materials, prints, textures etc all mixed together to create something exciting and new.

10/03/2009

Agyness Deyn. Vogue. March 09 (UK).

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I love the colours in these images and her figure looks amazing in each pose.

source: tft