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Week 2: Afternoon Tutorial

In the afternoon tutorial I was conflicted, after visiting the magazine shop in the morning I wanted to pick a magazine I felt imitated the style of work I want to produce. My indecisiveness can often lead me to get distracted and result in research that doesn’t relate to my theme. In order to keep my directed study efficient, I asked my tutor which out of the magazines I was looking at would be the most relevant to my concept. There are several magazines that include editorials that I feel inspired by such as Dazed and ID, however although viewed as high fashion editorials, can still be considered a ‘Newsagent’ magazine; and I wanted to research into ones that were more independent.

Following the advice of my tutor I purchased copy of Puss Puss magazine, a platform for fashion, culture and music, containing editorials by different photographers and stylists that replicate work that I hope to produce. Moving forward I hope to look at photographers work included in magazines such as Puss Puss, SSAW and 032c in order to form research pages that I can include in my sketchbook.


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Week 2: Morning Tutorial

After this mornings tutorial I really solidified my concept, the collaboration of performance and runway. The tutorial has given me a clearer insight into where and how to follow through with my self directed study; my aim is to consolidate my own relationship with shows and fashion, to pay more attention to the editorials I’m attracted to and why. The exploration of how the boundaries between presentation and shows are aligned should enable me to evaluate the editorials and designers I research from a consumer perspective, allowing me to pay more attention to my attraction to the work and whether it is enhanced by the production.

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AGP676 Concept Development

This week I made it a priority to develop the concept of my research in order to build the foundations for my final major project. I personally struggled with finding a balance between simplicity and a topic I was genuinely passionate about. In an attempt to not over complicate my research, I thought of factors that would influence my decision; I wanted to pick a topic that was relevant at present and something that would have a vast amount of sources, in order to expand my exploration. I’ve always been infatuated by the performative approach to runway fashion and how it can influence street couture; so for my final major project I want to investigate the collaboration between performance and runaway fashion.

My goal is to delve deeper into how a performative approach can elevate a runway show or editorial and how it can provoke consumer interest. By focusing on visual analysis I hope to communicate the evolution of runway fashion and experiment with the concept that the way a garment is displayed, whether that be on a dancer, in a specific location or worn doing a specific activity can influence the perspective of a collection. For my initial research I plan to explore past and current designers that have used performance to enhance their collections, alongside photographers and stylists that take an atmospheric approach to editorial work in order to help develop my own creative identity.

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Boys Don’t Cry

Behind the scenes of the Boys Don’t Cry shoot created as my role as Visual Promoter. We created this shoot with a playful undertone, looking at the issues surrounding the gender stereotypes men face that suggest they should hide their emotions to show strength. By breaking these stereotypes, we are removing the expectations and actively fighting toxic masculinity.

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This was our first Ident originally created to give our audience a sneak peek at what our magazine was about. Due to COVID a set was made and designed to fit the aesthetic of our magazine and was filmed in my personal student bedroom along side my housemate styled in retro clothing and make up. It’s a snippet of the activism and important content we wanted to include in our magazine. This was my first role as Visual Promoter and created our first visual piece of content for the TRIPT Instagram ran by myself, I felt it was successful and I adapted well under the current circumstances.

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Current Editorial research

 High end editorial research collages created for sketchbook use, that display some selected images conveying what can be found within a high end fashion editorial. Also included is some text experimentation using tools such as liquifying. testing what can be done with text format.



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Polyester Zine research collages made for sketchbook use however I felt showed some creative experimentation replicating Polyesters text format and exploring their illustrative approach to editorials.





Contrasting collage of contemporary and high end editorials, consisting of Wonderland and Hot blush images. Hot Blush interact with majority of their audience through instagram however wonderland are recognised more though print.



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