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February 26, 2009

The White Dream

Filed under: Fun, Work — Tags: , , , , , , , — cfst @ 10:37 am

So as I have said in previous post, I had a photoshoot yesterday, and now I have up to date photographs for my projects and things. Mostly the reason I did it yesterday was because it was the only free day I have before my tutorial today. Hopefully it will go okay.

So anyway, in previous posts, I have mentioned about working on a project called ‘the White Project’. We had three topic to choose from, Traditional Borderline, Lovers and your thoughts on Art. I chose the first one, Traditional Borderline.
At first I was looking at the very tradition of Male and Female clothing, and focusing on how I could create menswear with shapes of a woman body. I was particularly drawn to creating interesting shapes because I bought the 2 Pattern magic book from Japan centre and I was so eager to try it all out. However, I was stuck, it was such a surface inspiration that I was stuck and was pretty much repeating myself for a lot of design. So I stepped back having talked to my tutor for the first time and looked at Anthony Gormley, famous for his Angel of the North statue. I like the rigid shapes he created and from this one book, there were all these photographs of the whole ‘process and wrapping’ and I was really inspired by all these, and decided to look at restriction, because when he is creating the mould for the statues, he would be very much restricted in these layers of material and wire and everything!
And for the white project, we had to use cotton and felt only which the uni has provided us with, however this huge shoulder panel that I have in felt was way too big for the 2m of felt they have given us so I had to buy more!!! That shoulder panel took a piece of 3mx1m of felt to make… you might not believe it, but this piece is HEAVY! Oh and I finger knitted the felt into this neckpiece which wrapped around her face pretty much. It was so difficult to move in the dress apparently, but I thank my friend for being such a great model! 😀

So here are the photos, many thanks to Aiko for modelling for me! And for setting up the studio for me so I could take the photos! 🙂 Enjoy. Any questions please do not hesitate to ask

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February 9, 2009

Metamorphsis Knit

Filed under: Work — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — cfst @ 8:35 pm

From my previous post, I posted illustrations from my Metamorphsis Knit project which has ended already. I am a little bit annoyed that I didn’t do as well I have hoped, but it came all together. And I just took some photos of the two outfits on my mannequin. I shall be doing a photoshoot soon, but here’s a little preview.

My first outfit, made with yellow jersey, and black acrylic wool. I need the stripes of black with a little ruffle along the way once in a while inspired by the spine of human.

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My second look which is completely knitted on my machine. My first time drafting out a pattern as well as using a punchcard, but I have to tell you it was fun. It is made with yellow acrylic wool, and the pattern is with black wool and white elastic, so it’s really tight and fitted around the torso area.

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Currently I am on the new project, which is to make 6 jersey toiles in 3 weeks. We have had one and a half week already and I am on my 4th toile, so I am doing ok. My inspiration for this project is from the Liege Railway Station designed by Santiago Calatrava. I love architecture. And with jersey and draping I can create so much with it. However, I didn’t want to just drape on the body, I wanted to push the boundary slightly so I am actually doing lot more paneling on the body. We didn’t have to have an inspiration or source or research but we were given 5 words and it included Body conscious, Angular and Sculptural.  Immediately my head sprung to this particular piece of architecture because he was inspired by the woman’s body for the arch and curve of the building. Photos for this project will be coming up soon.

Oh, and I have been busy preparing the last parts for my A/W09 for the 24th of Feburary at the Kensington Roof Garden with King’s college. Hopefully everything will be alright and straight forward. I did some quick test shoots the other day just to show the people what the pieces should look like and worn, and here are some of the pieces. I have 8 looks in total. And I have managed to make all this in 1 month and a half and I am quite proud (because I wasn’t told about this until the beginning of January)

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Anyway, must get back to work, bon nuit.

CFST
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