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…

Fashion philosophy

This year our essay is based around our personal philosophies, therefore our teacher told us to research into fashion designers philosophy’s. I chose to look at Jeremy Scott, who is the designer at Moschino. I wasn’t a massive fan of his work because it’s not my style and the pop art style designs were too…

Introduction to year 2!

Monday was the first taught day of the semester and it didn’t go off with a flying start… During induction week my tutors looked at everyone’s summer product and assessed what the class needed to in order to improve their work, I learnt I needed to link my work better and develop print and fashion…

New York Fashion Week

New York fashion week was all about prints for SS17, some of my favourite collections were from lucilla gray, teatum Jones, Anna Sui, delpozo, Tory burch, Michael kors and Thom Browne. The prints were heavy, bright and full of colour ready for spring which gets me very excited for the high street versions! I love…