for my final piece I started brainstorming some ideas, and came to the decision to create a series of dresses\ garments inspired by my colour scheme and spring time.
Using natural dyes and shop bought bleach, I wanted to create my own fabrics as I thought it would give me more flexibility with my creations.
I created my own fabrics by printing patterns onto them with both natural printing tools I.E. apples, pears and lino printing which I carved designs into.
I started off by dressing a mannequin in my dresses and outfits, but soon decided that i would rather see them on a live body/person.
To start my paper dress I wanted to look through my sketchbook for inspiration. I found a sketch that I thought would transfer well onto my dress.
I then started pinning some folded brown paper and some used paper I had painted.
I also started to make some flowers from the brown paper to add to the boddess of the dress.
I created a few sketches and ideas on what the bottom of the dress could look like, and was most fond of a puffy skirt.
So began laying and stapling some larger pieces of paper so that I could attach the flowers I had made from paper to make the skirt.
I finished the dress with the paper flowers, however i may continue with the skirt and make it a floor length dress.
to begin the 2 week challenge, I decided to start making small, doll outfits out of some of the material I had handy; as a practice for the larger piece I was going to try later.
The first dress I created was made from kitchen roll it was very easy to work with. As the material was white I was inspired to make a marylin monroe-esk silhouette and style, which I feel has came through in the outcome.
the second dress I made was created using a metallic like material, from burst helium balloons, I think it is very striking and a statement piece, with a slit leg and a small skirt underneath as well as a one off shoulder neck line. Furthermore I could see something like this being worn by the public in a contemporary setting.
I also had already made a small skirt from coffe stained fabric which I had printed on, so I created a small bandeau top to go along with it Hutu not take attention away from the maxi skirt.
my fourth piece is made from brown paper, this is my favourite so far. It Is a pleated skirt, with a statement boddess with layered strips to achieve a brassiere like effect. I could also seen this set being worn in a contemporary setting.
I started creating some fashion sketches first by using paint and drawing onto the sketches, then creating outfits by painting and using paper, some that I had printed leaves etc. Onto. Finally I made a third set of sketches and created garments out of fabric and material, the metallic dress is created from old helium balloons.
I then started to make some simple outfits from folding paper.
communication is defined as the imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium.
communication through logo design is extremely important to the prosperity of the company or business. In the fashion industry it is imperative that the logo can be easily identified, as this will help consumers associate it with the product. For example ‘Louis Vuitton’ is a widely known designer brand, which has had such success with their logo; a simple monogram and a flower motif, they have incorporated it into a pattern which is commonly printed on many of their items. The colour used on the logo, is primarily black and the typography is sleek and almost modern despite being created in the 1890s, this is done to give a sense of elegance and innovation, as it can withstand any changing style and still remain timeless.
I decided to try to create a logo for an online second-hand clothing store I run with my sister, its called Nihilistic Clothing, its current logo is a simple block lettering of the name in black and green, however I want a more creative style.
My sketchbook and ideas;
this weeks task was to investigate Identity.
Identity is defined as; The fact of being who or what a person or thing is. Within the Fashion industry, Identity is seen as a form of expression of how we represent ourselves, want ourselves to be seen, and most importantly what we do not want to be seen as, furthermore it is used amongst individuals to communicate a statement without having to verbalize it. A good example of this phenomenon is the 1970s era punk rocker style, at this time there was a societal change, which through pop culture, influenced the youth to be anti-establishment and defy the mainstream standards that society held for what is appropriate or normal.
Due to this new way of thinking, many creators and consumers of the genre began to experiment with how they could exhibit it through their clothing, for instance, Vivienne Westwood was a key designer in the transformation of punk from music to fashion, creating clothing to shock and provoke but also to inspire change, garments with slashes, holes and seams/labels on the outside, to reflect the punk attitudes.
In conclusion identity within the fashion industry, relies on the individual ideas and beliefs of the consumer, as well as the constant societal change we experience.