Paris and New York “Bright lights, brilliant minds”

During our last contextual studies session before the Christmas break, we watched two programmes. One on 1920’s Paris and the other on 1950’s New York. This was so we could learn about cultural influences on art and fashion for example surrealism and modernism in the 1920’s or the consumer/advertising focus and downtown Counter culture in…

Sustainability, greenwashing and globalisation lecture

With Christmas fast approaching, it is the perfect example of how consumerism is a continuous cycle. We buy gifts for others, receive presents and money, use the presents get bored of them and buy more in the Boxing Day sales, all of which comes with huge amounts of waste. The attitudes towards sustainability, greenwashing and…

Avant garde and politics lecture

I’ve discovered that unless Gill explains the lecture to us in the seminar, I would find it extremely hard to find the relevance to fashion and textiles, however I understand the Lecture is to all of the art school and needs to be an overview of the topic. This week it was Avant Garde and…

Modernism and Post Modernism

  This weeks lecture was on modernism and post modernism. Modernism is a movement which rejects the past styles and develops new fabrics and techniques to promote innovation. There are many definitions of post modernism, but for me the most clear definition in relation to fashion is that it rejects modernism rules. This could be…

Completed shirt!

I finished my shirt this week and I rather like it! I found this workshop really interesting because I’ve designed and created a garment I actually like and would wear! I’ve included my evaluation and a few photos in this post to give you and chance to see it for yourself.