Showing posts with label fashion foundation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion foundation. Show all posts

Monday, March 26, 2012

Creating a Lookbook

So in one of our sessions at the Fashion Foundation course we had to create a lookbook out of Magazine cuttings. It was quite a fun activity really. I love flipping through magazines and all the editorials and some of the beautiful adverts.

What I went for as a theme was that same 'grungy with a contrast' sort of feel that I had in my mood board. This, though, had a more relaxed tone. The overall feel of the Lookbook is a hybrid of pretty scruffiness paired with grungy.



Having done these works, which are rather easy to do, I'm thinking of doing some kind of cut/paste job on the walls of my room. The thing is, it's already filled with other posters of my favourite films, books and music. So the problem is that I like it a lot already and putting everything down is a sorta like a big and drastic step to take haha. I might put down a few of my less favourite parts and fill those, though.

I'm off. I'm reading up about Fashion Design Portfolios and such as I'm working on mine. Also, if this semester goes well, I might be off to London in Summer for a short course at the London College of Fashion! Fingers crossed. :)

Tina x

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mood Board

So last week I applied for a Fashion Foundation course that is being held at the St James Cavalier centre for creativity. I had my first 3 hour session yesterday and I must say it was rather interesting. It was more of an overview of the Fashion Industry but we also got a couple of exercises, both individual and group work. One of them was thinking up a 'Jenny' for our hypothetical collection. 

We also went briefly into mood boards, so for today we had to create one of our own. The theme I wanted to go with was a chaotic, dynamic and grungy sort of feel. The collection behind this mood board would be something with contrast, something with a structured, tailored feel but still has that dynamic look. Little stones and metal embellishments with an asymmetrical cuts and lines. I'd probably do pops of well integrated colour with whites, creams greys and blacks.

Also, our lecturer , Alison Coates, explained how the type of mood board like below is better than a bunch of clothing and catwalk looks. I'd imagine that a mood board for styling ideas would, in fact, be made as a number of inspiring looks, but for design ideas it's not the same.

It didn't take that much to make but I did think about it and visualize a lot. I do like the final outcome. I'm not particularly into dark colours but I do like that grunge feel so I think what I came up with is adapted to this.

Inspirations for this look were also the Chanel Fall/Winter 2011/2012 show. I loved that show, even more than this year's. The music, the mood, I like it better.

Tina x

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