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Aloha! I'm Gemma, I'm 20 and a Fashion/Textiles student at Somerset College of Arts and Technology (partnered with Plymouth University). This is a blog solely for my work, inspiration, creative thoughts and anything that takes my fancy. Feel free to send me a message, your opinion is welcome! :)
death-by-individuality asked: Hi, my names Lisa and I was wondering if you could help me. I searched # fashion student and your blog came up. Next year, I'm going to be applying to art school, most likely for a fashion course. However, I'm not sure what to expect from it. Like what the assignments are like, what projects you have to do? If you could help me out at all your insight would be so much appreciated! I love your designs by the way, they're do unique!
Hey, of course I can help you :) I’m doing a Fashion/Textile course currently, but I’m in the same studio as all the Fashion Design students so I have some insight into what they do. The courses are pretty different, the assignments they’ve had so far are mainly based on learning the basics of pattern cutting and producing a toile, along with a sketchbook of designs and research etc. The F/T course is more based on techniques of fabric manipulation/print/computer aided design which is achieved through a lot of drawing and research, rather than garment construction. The brief I’ve got at the moment is to choose two objects to draw from and develop your research with it, so it can go pretty conceptual if we’d like it to. The focus isn’t so much on producing garments at the moment, but the project I’m currently doing we’re encouraged to do draping on mannequins and we’re allowed to make toiles and mocks if we would like to. The course content varies MASSIVELY depending on where you go, so I’d do a lot of research into it! I hope this kinda helps you haha :)@4 months ago
But I don’t know how I’ll exactly go about it. This is what I’ve got to go on:
By looking and investigating objects “close up” you will create a new identity for an object. The closer in you look, the more the structure, colour, texture and scale of the object will change.
This project is to design for Fashion Textiles that incorporates colour forecasting, the use of colour to explore the feeling of mood, repeat design, fabric manipulation and fashion illustration.
To begin this project you must identify 2 objects that will allow for some interesting examination and investigation in order to create drawing and documenting opportunities. You need to find objects that have interesting potential for viewing close up. What can the object become? Finding a new identity for the object is essential to your primary and secondary research.
You can zoom in to the objects to various degrees but the imagery should not show the whole of the object. Be creative in your approaches and challenge the possibilities for these “new” objects you have created. You can zoom in until the object becomes unrecognisable and look towards abstraction.
The objects you choose must be easily accessable to you in order for you to develop your research and “close up” imagery.
WELL. The first time I read through that I thought it was utter shite if I’m honest, but now I’ve mulled it over I’m kinda warming to the idea. Anyway, this idea that I have at the moment involves distorting the object (whatever I may choose) in different ways. The top choices at the moment are ice, water and gelatine. Sounds a little weird/gross but I think it’d get me some points for fucking awesome ideas. As part of the research I can look at Damien Hirst’s animals in formaldehyde, neanderthals stuck in ice, the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius that destroyed the city of Pompeii, and possibly taxidermy. This is gonna be such a fucked up project, I love it. Now, just to find what objects to use. Any ideas chaps?@5 months ago with 1 note
I get excited when I see people have reblogged my work :3 THANK YOU WONDERFUL PEOPLE! Hope you all have a lovely Christmas wherever you are! xxx@4 months ago with 1 note