Thursday, 13 February 2014

Manchester Digital Portfolio - MMU ID 14042519

Cuffs and Collars
This is a board showing the samples that I made from the textured paper (on the lest hand side) put into context on some models. I also cut out the models original clothing and placed knitting samples I also made on the knitting machines.


Cuffs and Collars
Again, this board shows how my samples could be placed on the body. These samples are more exaggerated, adventurous and again are inspired by the textured paper shown underneath.  


Cuffs and Collars
This is a sketch book page exploring how I could group certain samples together, initial ideas of my collar.
Artist/Designer: Comme Des Garcons


Cuffs and Collars
This is a more developed ideas page, here I have sampled a lot more and have a better understanding of my work. On the facing page explores one idea of making garments to accompany my project. 
Artist/Designer: Comme Des Garcons


Cuffs and Collars
Final Piece: my final piece consists of a lot of knit. the collars have been French knitted and placed in fabric stiffener. Then using balloons, placed them inside the knit and left them to dry. The suspended balls have been placed in the French knit. I made a structure for the second collar out of chopsticks and again used stiffened French knit around it. The cuffs have also been made out of French knitting. I made the garments on the knitting machines, I wanted to create a softer knit, something that wasn't too loud and didn't take the attention away from my cuffs and collars. 


Cuffs and Collars
Final piece.


Cuffs and Collars
Final piece.
Landscapes
On a college trip we went to Derbyshire for a few nights and had many drawing and painting activities to complete. These are examples of my paintings in strips in the background. I made a collagraph print from the landscapes using materials like foil, string and tape. I also made a landscapes inspired collection.


Landscapes
From my landscape paintings I made origami koi fish.


Landscapes
Landscape design made out of paper and photographed back in a landscape.


Landscapes
Close up of paper garment.
Landscapes
In the ceramics studio we all made chickens out of clay but weren't given any help in how we should go about it. I rolled my clay out and cut it into shapes and attached them together like a garment pattern. In groups we took out chickens out of the studio and photographed them on location. I also photographed mine in the studio and put it into context, looking at how I could make my chicken wearable.
 

Extreme styling
Using found everyday household items, in groups we created these nonsense characters and gave them all nonsense names. 

Repeat, 100 items
Our brief was: "Bring in 100 items of the same thing and work in repeat in different ways. Make either something wearable or a household product". I used zip cable ties and experimented with the different ways that they could but put together and then made what could be described as a body chain.
 
Revamp project & Paper Kettle project
For this project I bought in a dress to remake into something new. I wanted to make it into something completely different so I made it into a crop top and shorts.
The Kettle project was something that we were set over the summer holidays before starting foundation, I was given the task of making a 1950s kettle out of paper. I have joined the two projects because the dress that I remade reminded me of  1950s day dress.

Revamp project
For this shoot as I wanted two models, so I quickly made a another dress into a crop top and skirt. As all of my shoots are serious, I wanted a fun, light hearted smiley shoot.

Visionary Architecture & Pinhole projects
We had a workshop on visionary architecture and as a group we made a minimum of 3 and photographed them all together. I then thought about how this could be made relevant to fashion and made large versions of my pieces.
From learning how to make and use a pinhole camera, I thought about how I could bring it into my work. I decided to shoot my visionary architecture where I took a photo with my pinhole camera.


Visionary Architecture & Pinhole projects
Final piece photos and visionary illustrations.

Up cycling project (current)
For my project I'm up cycling a old chair and making it wearable. For inspiration I've been looking at tsunami's and the after effect of the floating homes, cars ect.

Up cycling project (current)
As well as looking at a chair I also want to explore up cycling plastic bags due to the high waste of them. I made a sample of trapping donated fabric in plastic bags, sewing into it and melting it with a heat gun.  
 

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