Denim Print

My current project is a Levi’s Denim competition where you can choose to do a fashion or textiles collection. I have chosen textiles as I find print to be my stronger area, through my research of contemporary denim designers such as Faustine Steinmetz, Alyssa Less, Off White and Gucci, I have been able to produce…

Making myself a monster-Guest lecturer

Guest lecturer’s are always so interesting to hear from as they have experience working in the art industry, it is beneficial to hear from people such as artists and designers as it aids in our own personal working practises. It is valuable to hear others personal philosophies and their working practise as this could feed…

The Politics of looking

Lecture by Dr Matt Bowman This lecture was based around art and design and different ways of viewing it, it featured some interesting quotes and points such as the biological element of looking “I see but I do not observe” which is the basic action of looking at something however, the brain doesn’t recognise desperately…

Lecture response: Class and society

Lecture by Sean o’Dell This lecture explored different levels of class, how society is affected by class and multiple time periods which have shaped class throughout the years. We still live in a world where there are different levels of class and people are judged based on this, the hierarchical class system states there are…

The Vulgar: Fashion redefined

What defines something as Vulgar? The dictionary definition states it is ‘lacking sophistication or good taste’. The word ‘vulgar’ has derived from the Latin word vulgarise which described common people, the exhibition challenged different views of ‘Vulgar fashion’ and placed garments into catergories such as nymphs, classic copies, too big, exposed bodies, common and the…

Copyright

The copyright lecture was given to us by a guest speaker called Roland Mallinson who works for Taylor Wessing an international law firm which specifies with “dynamic industries”. Roland spoke to us about the importance of intellectual property ownership and some of the clients he had worked with as examples. At first I thought it’s…

Design development

In order to start producing fashion ideas, we initially looked at shapes from our research and sketchbook that we found exciting and relevant. We then developed these shapes by cutting out black paper into the shapes such as triangles, curves and lines, this was to create conceptual garments and place the paper shapes on a…

First year mentoring

Our first mentoring meeting was on Monday and I found it really enjoyable. I was partnered with Hayley and we spoke to a lovely student called Jenna, she didn’t join  the course straight from education which she’s found slightly challenging so we were able to offer a lot of guidance of work load and technical…

What is the work of art

The title of the lecture itself is confusing, therefore I tried to make as many notes as possible during the lecture, in order to refer back to relevant information. Matt Bowman spoke about what makes art, art work and what makes work art, he went onto explain the significance and how the level of art…

Changes to the fashion industry

I have always been fascinated by the fashion industry, the shows, the magazines and the garments from a very young age and I’ve always kept up to date with it. I love how much of a spectacle the industry is and when there is a change or a new approach, it’s big news. From the recent…

Thoughts for the year

As part of getting back into the university work cycle, I wrote down my thoughts for the year to help with my personal development. I found this helpful as I like writing my thoughts, feelings and things I need to focus down in order to improve myself further. The responses are below: -What was successful…

Christopher Raeburn Open Studio

It was a spur of the moment trip down to London on Saturday, my friend found the open studio information on Facebook and we decided to RSVP and go. Christopher Raeburn is a London based fashion designer who uses recycled and alternate materials in order to remake/create a completely new garment and has recently moved…