DAY 1 Reflection : Your Data
(AM 10:30 - At school in Kings Cross)
Gathered at Canteen and registered.
Was really, really, very really busy day.
Had to draw 10 places of school and taking pics at
the same time. Then pick shapes I liked, I can't remember
how many it was. (8? 10?) Had to re-draw or cut it and put it
on to other page and re-sized it.
(PM 2:00 - After lunch)
Making a pattern out of it which using 3 shapes of it
with 3-4 people in a group. With the paper, made one 3D
shape out of three patterns I've made and put the 3d structure
together with 4 people and drew it. A couple has to be the pair
for work. Each person had a big piece of paper and had to draw
the pattern as big as possible without wasting space and cut
into separated pieces. One of partner had to be a model to put it
on 6 patterns and tried to make it looking like a dress.
While the model was lining up, had to draw with few different
ways(just outline, texture, blind drawing, drawing with other hand
that you usually not using, as drawing a model, changing media
after certain time, etc)
- Problems of the day
1 Fast tempo with the lecture
2 Language problem with words that I used in different way normally.
(ex: channel, media, blind drawing, etc)
3 Croquis skill with fear of using vast space of a sketchbook.
4 Under pressure from perfection habit
Still hard to get used to do task for work with fast tempo.
Most of time end of the day from lecture, felt a lot
disappointed about language problem I have.
Need to study for second or third usage and synonym for words
to catch up with lecture for having better result for work.
It is the time to put my bad habit down which is obsessing
to be perfect for sketchbook with my greed. The time is really
limited that I can use for certain tasks every single day.
If I don't get rid off these things I will always end up
keep disappointing about myself and could give a huge damage
of confidence. Therefore, there would be a bigger chance to
ruin other things that I could be good at it.
I wanted to do fashion design for many years and that made
me try to be CSM last few years long ago, while I was trying
to save money to be in school, I lost most of interest of
fashion. Today, I got a solid mind that I don't want to
do just fashion design. Textile is absolutely isn't for me.
To be fair, I uesed to like fashion design, might be I
can change my mind at the end of the foundation course.
- Interesting parts
1 Approaching way to have patterns using pictures of
scenery I had today and manipulating it. Fun part.
I've never had experience and interest about this textile
before so this was really interesting and helping me a lot
for thinking in different way.
2 Looking at other people's work and drawing style as examples
were really interesting and amazing. Being stuck with myself
doesn't help at all for being creative.
3 Only making NEW THING is not creating. As the term of 'creation'
is making something new from old as well. Keep this thought
in my mind and don't forget.
DAY 2 Reflection : Your Surrounding
Q: Have you changed your perception of what textiles is?
-If so, in what way?
Q: What are the benefits of working in pairs?
A: Being pairs is good to have better ideas to come up with but
also can be a nightmare especially, when the personality
and language are the issue at the same time.
I absolutely was failed with today work.
Someone said being honest is the best policy. Am I making
a right decision so far? Don't know.
Q: Describe your thoughts on the processes introduced today.
A: Just didn't enjoy the class at all today. The object we
made on the window was broken so could take a picture of it.
Couldn't finish the drawing so ended up having much of patterns.
Didn't know I was going to draw on the transparent paper and
medias I had wasn't good enough to draw on it. What a nice
day! Learned a lot from making mistake today.
It was another same day from yesterday of making patterns
using different way. Interesting but result wasn't.
Although, I can apply for other work to use it.
DAY 3 Reflection : Your Interpretation
It was most funniest day far from other lectures I had.
Music was on, students all dressed with own way and making pose.
Work most of time individually, just concentrate with one thing.
Need to improve of proportion.
For the final work was hard to think for getting ideas.
Out of few ideas, I decided to make patterns who are drawing patterns
and making their own work by taking pictures and drawing it onto
OHP film and manipulate it then print it out on water slide paper.
Using patterns as temporary tattoo to wear like dress.
Not so sure it will work well. There is a shop where selling for art and
craft but they don't have water slide paper. Might need to change for
ideas to finish this task.
Research for Fashion N Textile
Madeleine Vionnet June 22, 1876 – March 2, 1975) was a French
fashion designer. Born in Loiret, France, Vionnet trained in London
before returning to France to establish her first fashion house
in Paris in 1912. Although it was forced
to close in 1914 at the outbreak of the First World War,
it re-opened after the war and Vionnet became one of the leading
designers in Paris between the Wars (1919-1939). Vionnet was forced
to close her house in 1939 and retired in 1940.
Called the "Queen of the bias cut" and "the architect among
dressmakers", Vionnet is best known today for her elegant
Grecian-style dresses and for popularising the bias cut within
the fashion world and is credited with inspiring a number of
Alongside Coco Chanel, Vionnet is credited with a move away
from stiff, formalised clothing to sleeker, softer clothes.
Unlike Chanel, Vionnet had little appetite for self-promotion;
her retirement in 1940 marginalised her contribution to
the wider movement. Madeleine Vionnet is quoted as saying that
"when a woman smiles, her dress must smile with her".Eschewing
corsets, padding, stiffening, and anything that distorted the
natural curves of a woman's body, she became known for clothes
that accentuated the natural female form. Influenced by the
modern dances ofIsadora Duncan, Vionnet created designs that
showed off a woman's natural shape. Like Duncan, Vionnet was
inspired by ancient Greek art, in which garments appear to float
freely around the body rather than distort or mold its shape.
Her style changed relatively little over her career, although
it became a little more fitted in the 1930s.
Vionnet inspired fashion designers such as Marcelle Chaumont,
mother of French author Madeleine Chapsal. She served as
godmother to Chapsal.
Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre (January 21, 1895 – March 23, 1972)
was a SpanishBasque fashion designer and the founder of the Balenciaga
fashion house. He had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising
standards and was referred to as "the master of us all"
by Christian Dior and as "the only couturier in the truest sense
of the word" by Coco Chanel, who continued, "The others are simply
fashion designers". He continues to be revered as the supreme deity
of the European salons. On the day of his death, in 1972,
Women's Wear Daily ran the headline "The king is dead" (no one in
the fashion world had any doubt as to whom it referred).
* Black taffeta cocktail dress designed by Balenciaga,
During the 1950s designers like Christian Dior,
Pierre Balmain, and Coco Chanel, emerged, creating pieces very
representative to their fashion houses and to their
own styles. An important protagonist for this period was
Cristobal Balenciaga. This Spanish fashion designer
was known as "The King of Fashion" and was one of
the great masterminds of the period. Balenciaga was born
and raised in Spain, where he worked for the Spanish royalty,
but because of the Spanish Civil War he moved to Paris where
he became this "King of Fashion".
The most eye-catching designer of this period was Balenciaga
because of his structural designs, which had never before been
seen in the fashion world. He was a master of tailoring,
and he was able to translate his illustrations from paper
to real life. His advanced tailoring skills gave him an advantage
over designers all over the world, making him a major target
for customers."He reshaped women's silhouette in the 1950s,
so that clothes we think as typical of that decade are mostly
dilutions of his work" (Irvine, 2013). Compared to some work like
the New Look from Christian Dior, which featured full skirts
and a tiny waist, Balenciaga changed these to look like the
Yoki coat, which was a one-seam coat, or to voluminous looks.
However, this look made customers travel from all over the world
for his outfits.