Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Print Print Printing


Hey all, just an update to the progress of my project.
Sorry for the erratic posts, I've had just too much to do!
 Last week I decided I was going to do some Lino/hand printing which was really enjoyable. But yes.. things got a bit messy. Here are a few pictures.

What do you notice about this design? Look closely.

 For this print design I was merely going to do random hand prints but then actually started to use my brain cells a bit and thought how could this possibly connect to my project. I thought that I would link it to the way in which experiences can be created through different sorts of people, and these experiences could be affectionate, passionate or loving ones. So... did you notice the love hearts the hand prints made? That's what I was trying to do!
High five anyone?

(Excuse the mess in the room)
So my printing got me to think about a response for the unique and flattering work Karl Lagerfeld has done for Chanel. I also started to think about the detail I should create for the neck part of my garment. I feel, personally, that I don't pay enough attention to this part of the body.
Chanel A/W 2010
Chanel S/S 2009

You know what, I should just quit school and stick with blogging! Who cares about exams anyway!?..... Is what I say disgustingly before I get back to my revision. Hope your May has been better than some!


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Off track week.


Evening, so with all the studying I have been doing I thought I HAVE to do another post to keep myself sane...

So last week I was in my Textiles lesson when I came across this new fabric my teacher had brought in. Not going to lie, I used it for my own purposes and made something out of it (a little off track with my project I know, but i couldn't help myself). It was this delight of a Aztec/African patterned fabric which I sewed together without any difficulties - simple!  If you are interested in instructions, feel free to ask.

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Anyway, back to my project, I have been doing a few responses I would like to share with you. They are just a few rough ideas plonked onto a mannequin, so bare with me. 

So with these responses I concentrated on different shapes which links nicely to Rei Kawakubo who is the designer of comme des garcons (and my other designer choice). She worked with hexagonal shapes in some of her garments which intrigued me. 

Additionally, I have been looking at some more Russian icons in the fashion industry. The person that caught my eye this time was a lady called Miroslava Duma, and she has become my new obsession! Miroslava Duma was an editor for Harper's Bazaar (Russia) and now is a freelance writer for numerous publications such as OK Magazinee (Russia)Tatler and Glamour (Russia). You will now be bombarded with photos...

The one above is very her wearing a Vika Gazinskaya, which is a designer from my previous post. Amazing look I must say.

And this, has to be my ULTIMATE favourite of her outfits, and would die for it.

Anyway, I have blown off enough fashion steam for now - let me know with a comment below with any ideas or thoughts you might have.

Karina Xo