Today we had our briefing for our second part of our research project.
We have 4 weeks to reseach for our final major project. We have to visualise our dissertation and write a statement of intent and make a gant chart.
After this I went to the library to work on my trend book in photoshop and indesign. I’ve been coming up with a name and these are my choices :
Today I started putting all my images together on photoshop and indesign. I have planned my ayout in my sketchbook. Here are some photos of my work so far :
I have been on the WGSN website and found some really good inspiration called “Radically Natural”. I documented this in my sketchbook.
I also dyed my own yarn using the dyes I had made :
Today I had my first dissertation meeting with Marie. I have decided to do my dissertation on David Lynch and how he styles his characters to heighten their characters.
Today I had a tutorial with Jules. She gave me some artists to look at who support the slow fashion movement. we also discussed the idea of dying my own yarn.
I went to Kew Gardens to see the Rebeccas Louise Law exhibiton “life in death”. I also saw the botanical art. Here are some photos :
This week I have been looking at Li Edelkoort and trend tablet. I have decided for this project I am going to make a trend book supporting the slow fashion movement. Li Edelkoort is a fashion forecaster and they predict upcoming trends. They predict:colours, fsbrics, textures, mateirals, prints,graphics, beauty/grooming, accessories and footwear.
I have decided to do mine about plants and nature and as eco friendly as possible. I found a magazine called Bloom Magazine which was founded by Li Edelkoort and got lots of inspiration.
Today we had our dissertation briefing.
Today we had a session with Jules and Susie.
We discussed many topics to do with activism and peace and prosperity such as; Nastywomen movement, climate change, recycled clothing, women’s march in LA and a past exhibiton at the V&A which I had visited a few years ago called “Disobedient Objects”. We also discussed artists such as Susan Ciacolo, Kate Maguire, Johnathon Barnbrook, Roland Bart, Jessica Obden, Susan Sonterey and Kate Fletcher.
So far I really like the idea of doing something to do with Slow Fashion, as it seems like a topic that would be really beneficial to the environment.
Over the past week I have visited the Gregory Crewdson exhibition at the Photographer’s Gallery in London. I really enjoyed it and loved his use of narrative. Here are some photos from it :