Posts Tagged ‘fashion school’
I still need to post some information on the bespoke summit because it was rather good, however it will need to be at another time because I’m busy finalising my last assignments for uni. (five more sleeps until my first semester is over and then I’m on holidays) (yay).
In the mean time here are some shots I’ve taken…
The first two images are from my sketchbook. Just some brainstorming and inspiration for a uni project I’m working on. And the images below are just some I have found online
( i don’t remember where I got them from exactly because I have done so much researching!)
I have been so focussed on uni and learning more about the fashion world that I didn’t realise that I wasn’t actually letting anything in. As in, not letting myself be excited about anything. This is not a really good place to be, especially not for a fashion design student. Without inspiration you really have nothing.
I’m trying to do things I used to do, which is go on adventures, (to cafe’s and cool stores) and remember to be curious and also taking time to reflect on things. And after a whole day of remembering to be myself I already feel slightly more inspired. I seem to be very curious about Vivienne Westwood and I think I may even want to be her. I have to become a punk first, so I’ll keep thinking about that one.
I borrowed some books from the library and created a nice outfit on my mini mannequin who if i’m not sure whether I’ve mentioned, is called Patrick.
Also if you could be so kind as to tell me where you find inspiration, or how you get out of being uninspired…thanks
I think that I’ve just become obsessed with mini booklet making. I knew it was easy, but I didn’t realise it was so easy. And fun. I think these are the first of many more booklets. If any of you know me in real life, you can definitely expect a mini book to be coming your way!
So because I called this post how to make booklets I think i need to put in some explanations…
1. Create some content for your booklet. Mine is my homework. I needed to collect examples of care labels on clothing. I work in retail so this was super easy. You could do it for your receipts, photos, letters, cards, and whatever else you may collect that is paper form but you are not limited to paper forms. You can make a booklet with flower petals but maybe you’d have to use thread to connect them instead of staples, maybe.
2. If you want to be a copycat and copy me, then use cardboard for the front and back cover of your mini booklet. You can be all perfect and stuff and measure your content pages and then cut out the cardboard perfectly or just do like me and just trace it directly. It worked for me. Then put your content between the two pieces of cardboard and staple, staple, staple. There are many ways to connect the pages. You can put holes with a hole punch and thread ribbon through, sew them like I mentioned before and I’m sure there are other ways so be creative and think of some more.
3. And voilla, open and close and read through your booklet. I think it’s a good idea to label your booklets unless you’re one of those mysterious types and in that case leave it unlabelled. I just thought of something just now… wouldn’t it be rad if you just made up random booklets and left them around places you visited. I think I’m going to be doing this. I think this type of thing I’m getting onto is like, exactly like or very similar to, zines. Whatever.
Now you know how to make booklets/zines, make them like crazy and show me, or let me know about them and how you made them and what you made them about. Ok cool, now I’m going to make spaghetti bolognese because it’s dinner time!
I can’t believe I’ve just completed week three of my degree. I know I’ve still got a long way to go, but it sure feels like time is going so fast!
Below are some mannequins with our draped skirt pattern. I think next week we’ll get to sew them together. Then just a shot of my desk which for some reason always ends up so untidy. And then me playing around with some design ideas using my mini mannequin. I called him/her Patrick. I just cut out some typography and am just sticking it around Patrick. I’ll be sketching the design once I’m done.