OK, so the deadline for your Fashion work is Monday 12th January and this is the minimum you need to have in your sketchbooks:
Initial Research and Presentation:
- Observational drawing/s of your object.
- At least 2 busy pages of visual research into your garment, different versions/styles/shapes, try to find inventive Haute Couture versions.
- Minimum 2 pages of visual research into your object - different versions, different uses, unusual applications of your object, if you can find examples of it in Fashion then include these.
- 2 pages where you find examples of Collections. Most designers/design houses release themed collections seasonally, look for examples of collections that are inventive, exuberant and perhaps use elements of recycling – for example the work of Martin Margiela.
- Copies of your presentation slides.
- Any notes relevant to your presentation.
Illustration and Design Development:
- 4 pages research into 2 Fashion Illustrators.
- Your photos from the figure (the ones you used as a basis for your Fashion Illustrator responses).
- 4 Well finished Illustrator responses based on your photos.
- 6 garment proposals (with notes, using the templates).
- A finished Illustration based on your best design - this should be developed independently and not based on an existing template. This might include sample pieces, annotations and colour swatches alongside.
Final Garment, Photography and Evaluation.
- 4 pages research into 2 Fashion Photographers.
- Your finished garment/accessory.
- A thoughtfully styled location shoot of your garment - be ambitious, think about the photographers whose work you have studied. Arrange model, location, props, make up. Consider posture and camera angle carefully. Take plenty of shots (20+) you might use PhotoShop to enhance your best shots for inclusion in your sketchbook.
- A studio shoot of your garment, ideally you should collaborate with the other students who shared your object and get some group shots of the collection together.
- Your word processed evaluation (see guidance notes below).
RECYCLED FASHION EVALUATION GUIDANCE
In order to pass this project you must complete a word processed evaluation of 500-800 words, discussing the following ……
- What object and garment did you get to work with?
- How did the development of your Presentation help in understanding the possibilities offered by your object. What sources did you access in researching your object and garment?
- In what other ways did you respond to and investigate your object? (e.g. photography and drawing)
- Who were you collaborating with? How did you share tasks? Do you think you communicated effectively together? Did you find this collaboration helpful?
- Which designers/collections did you look at? What appealed to you about their work?
- What did you learn from looking at the designer’s work? Did their work influence your own garment designs later in the project?
- What were your first ideas for your garment design? Did these bear much relation to your final solution?
- What was it that appealed to you about the fashion illustrators you chose to research and respond to?
- What did you learn from recreating the styles of the illustrators you looked at, and how did this help you to understand the techniques employed in fashion illustration?
- How did you go about creating your own fashion illustrations – what processes did you employ in developing your final images? Describe how you used photography to style them initially and what you did to get them to a high standard.
- Which Fashion Photographers did you research? What appealed to you about their work?
- Describe the process you went through to create your initial garment designs, and how you decided upon the one you chose to make.
- What elements of your original garment did you retain and what was added/taken away?
- What materials and techniques did you employ in the production of your final garment and what problems did you encounter along the way?
- Discuss your final photoshoots, how did you style your garment? Mention aspects such as make up, props, location, models, postures, lighting, composition.
- Do you feel your final garment will work well with your collaborators? Did you maintain good communication throughout the project?
- What do you regard as the most and least successful aspects of your project?
- How well did you manage your time and what you would do differently if you did this project again?