So in the most recent session with Vici, we had to draw up to 20 Flats of garments. The next day during Ben’s IT session, I used Photoshop to clean up the drawings and to enhance the contrast of the lines. The best way of doing so is by changing the “exposure” of the image. Then in order to get rid of unnecessary marks and stains, go to the bottom right corner of Photoshop and select “solid color”. Afterwards, make sure to add a new layer under the original layer, so you are able to use the pain brush tool to hide the marks.
So for our very first unit project back in October, we had do design a basic white shirt for either men or women. However, we weren’t allowed to change the given size and silhouette of the shirt and the only features that we were able to change was the length, cuffs, pockets and collar. I decided to design a men’s shirt for this assignment simply because I have had no experience designing menswear and thought that this would be a good way for me to explore other options within the fashion design world besides womenswear.
So every Monday during level 4 of Fashion Studies, we are placed into three different Workshop Inductions: Jewellery, dyeing fabric and Adobe Illustrator. For our jewellery project, we had to gather recycled items and turn them into hand made jewellery pieces. However, the requirement was that it had to be 80% recycled and 20% new. I decided to make a choker necklace out of a piece of scrap metal, embellished with vintage amulets. My source of inspiration and theme revolves around a construction site. We also had to include a photo-shoot, that presented a model wearing our piece. Here are some of the images from the shoot:
Used magazine cut out and watercolor
Used magazine cutouts