F&T: Research

Public Art Brief- Final Outcome

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Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry's architectural forms and structures remind me of the edges of my garment. These images of the models emphasise how material really matters when working with specific forms- therefore I must choose my material for garment carefully. The edges of his structures are sharp but the overall feel of it is smooth and I wish to communicate this through my garment as well. 

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Frank Gehry

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Surrealist Sculpture: Henry Moore

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Fluid Shapes

I want to research more about fluid and organic shapes because I think my garment is developing to be something very fluid and futuristic. 

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Dada & Surrealist art: Fluid Shapes

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Initial 3D Design

My initial design while working with closing the seams worked a lot around the arms. The structure was an organic shape- it had nothing to do with symmetry or geometry. 

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Initial 3D Design

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Public Art: Research

The public art that I visited and sketched were all very modern, futuristic and fluid in their form and shape. 

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Public Art: Research

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Tactile Structures: Final Outcome

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Tactile Structures: Final Outcome

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Collaging at the Barbican

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Collaging at the Barbican

Using whatever resources we had with us, we had to collage at the Barbican in an open space. My group decided to collage on a reflective door where you could see the reflections of the surrounding buildings. This concept was interesting as we could directly see the overlay of the buildings and the collage. 

We also tried the same collage in our sketchbooks as well as on a bench overlooking the buildings. 

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Collaging at the Barbican

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National Theatre- Brutalist Architecture

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National Theatre- Brutalist Architecture

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National Theatre- Brutalist Architecture

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Brutalist Architecture: Urban Utopias

The image was constructed by digital artist clemens gritl. A futuristic vision of architecture with emphasis on brutalism and structure, shape, form and texture. 

 

https://www.designboom.com/art/clemens-gritl-a-future-city-from-the-past-05-24-2017/

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Brutalist Architecture: Textures and Form

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Brutalist Architecture: Geisel Library

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Exploring silhouette 3 dimensionally

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Moncler

"The group appropriated technical and workwear clothing meant for activities such as mountaineering, donning labels like Moncler, Timberland, Fiorucci, Armani and Best Company. While embracing an Americana aesthetic, the bright colours of their clothing were distinctively Italian."

"This movement marked an important shift; suddenly, brands previously used to producing clothes specifically for harsh weather conditions entered the sphere of aesthetic function."

"The youths here were part of a Milanese subcultural movement referred to as the Paninari; dubbed as such by La Stampa, the oldest broadsheet in Italy, and earning the name as a result of their favourite haunt, the fast-food café Al Panino where they would meet (immortalised in the Pet Shop Boys’ 1986 B-side Paninaro). "

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Moncler

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Norma Kamali

"The camera captures the quilted folds of Norma Kamali’s design, which she titled the "sleeping bag coat". The openings of the coat engulf the model as though she is elegantly taking flight."

"The principal feature of this coat is to keep the wearer warm, with practicality at the forefront of the design. The two layers of the coat, with a synthetic alternative to down placed in between, creates a vacuum, where the outside cold air exchanges with the warmth of the body."

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Norma Kamali

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Frieze Art Fair

I like how many layers both of these works have. One was using cut outs and a felt kind of material to express a thought and the other was layers of newspapers and pictures framed. I think it is interesting to look at this in the form of textiles. It reminds me of my final outcome for fine art- I created a pattern and then used repeat patterns to fill up a wall which made it seem like textiles and print. 

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Frieze Art Fair

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Comme Des Garçons at the V&A

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Issey Miyake at the V&A

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Experimenting Forms & Silhouettes (21.09.2017)

I wanted to work more with paper forms and the body, and my friend wanted to work with patterns and print so we combined efforts for this particular form. Print and pattern was done by Kavya, and the form was made by me. 

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Experimenting Forms & Silhouettes

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Fashion Illustration (21.09.2017)

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Projections on the Body (19.09.2017)

After working on the sketches and patterns on my acetate paper, I projected it onto my team mate's body in order to see what it would look like, and these were the results. I really enjoyed doing this as it helped me get an idea of what patterns on the body would look like, and also reminded me of my silhouette final pitch from my first week. 

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Issey Miyake Pre Fall 2016 (18.09.2017)

Issey Miyake's work captures movement. This is achieved by the folds, patterns, and colours used in this particular photograph. I would love to find my own pattern and manipulate its form accordingly such that movement is shown. 

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Issey Miyake Pre Fall 2016

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Exploring Spaces and Objects using the body (19.09.2017)

We experimented the relationship with body and object, as seen in these pictures below. 

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Christian Dior (18.09.2017)

The bar jacket embraces a woman's form and curves, and was made by Christian Dior during the post-war period when he noticed that women also dressed a lot like men and therefore lost their own silhouette while dressing. 

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Bar Jacket by Christian Dior

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Shapes on the Body (18.09.2017)

I picked 3 shapes from my primary research and sketches and scaled them up on a sheet of mark making paper. I then applied these 3 shapes on my model's body, as seen below, in order to change the form of the human silhouette.  

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Rei Kawakubo (17.09.2017)

Pulling up from my research from last week as I looked at the idea of silhouettes back then as well. Rei's line for AW17 is termed as the future of silhouette as it pushes the boundaries of fashion into something very sculptural and three dimensional. 

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Rei Kawakubo: The Future of Silhouette

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Comme Des Garçons SS 16

My garment's design reminds me of many aspects from CDG's SS16 show. These were few ensembles that I think have similarities to my garment in terms of structure and detailing. 

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Comme Des Garçons SS 16

Hussein Chalayan SS 09

"Spring-Summer 2009's finale saw models wear molded latex dresses hand-painted with images of crushed cars, while wine glasses were smashed behind them. It alluded to the inevitable crash that follows a fast-paced lifestyle."

http://edition.cnn.com/style/gallery/hussein-chalayan-innovation-and-the-fashion-industry/index.html?gallery=%2F%2Fcdn.cnn.com%2Fcnnnext%2Fdam%2Fassets%2F160303155704-hussein-chalayan-ss09.jpg

 

I find this collection very fluid and dynamic in terms of structure and silhouette. 

 

 

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Hussein Chalayan SS 09

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Frank Gehry

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Surrealist Sculpture

I like the curves and negative spaces within these artworks and sculptures. I think I will employ this use of negative spacing in my garment as well by leaving some edges unseamed. 

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Surrealist Sculpture: Alexander Calder

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Dada & Surrealist art: Fluid Shapes

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Initial 3D Design

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Public Art: Research

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Public Art: Research

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Tactile Structures: Final Outcome

The moment I applied my sample onto the body, it stood out more to me. I think this is because I like relating my work to the body. It gave off more of the intended effect because it was shot at the location where I got my inspiration from. Maybe I could take forward this learning to my next brief- the public art project. 

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Tactile Structures: Final Outcome

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Day 2 in class

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Collaging at the Barbican

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National Theatre- Brutalist Architecture

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Brutalist Architecture: Urban Utopias

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Exploring silhouette 3 dimensionally

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Exploring silhouette 3 dimensionally

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Charles James

"Designed by Charles James in 1937, the construction of this evening jacket used the same principle as an eiderdown bed quilt."

"James wrote a full description of the development of his design: in it, he notes how he had worried that thickness in certain areas of the garment would impede movement, something he remedied by lessening the depth of the padding around the neckline and armholes."

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Charles James

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Frieze Art Fair

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Iris Van Herpen at the V&A

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Paper Manipulation on the Body (21.09.2017)

I wanted to take my project from Monday one step forward. I decided to combine it with patterns and prints as well, as I'm really interested in the relationship shared between form and pattern, and how they potentially influence and complement each other. 

I chose to focus on only one part of the ensemble after step 2. I saw potential in making some kind of sleeve, and I wanted to bring about a kind of movement in my pattern as well (idea of movement due to form inspired by Issey Miyake), which I thought would be possible using that particular structure only. 

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Scaled up sketch of Acetate Paper (19.09.2017)

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Acetate Paper Sketch (19.09.2017)

I made this sketch on acetate paper right after we sketched out our object compositions in our sketchbooks. This was all about finding interesting patterns and textures and using lines to represent it, which was really interesting. 

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Acetate Paper Sketch

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Object Compositions (19.09.2017)

Compositions using objects that we brought in with is assembled based on necessity and size. 

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Shapes and Patterns (18.09.2017)

We got into groups of 5 and each picked a shape to draw using a variety of lines and in different scales. 

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Shapes and Patterns

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Issey Miyake (18.09.2017)

Issey Mikaye's jacket from SS91. I chose this jacket particularly for my research because it is quite sculptural in its form, and I love that about it. It creates a new silhouette for the person wearing the jacket. The sleeves are also quite interesting, and I think I'd like to use this as inspiration further throughout the week. 

Jackets and sleeves in particular interest me a lot, and I think that there is so much you can do with it. 

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Issey Miyake

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Primary Research (18.09.2017)

I observed architectural structures and details and sketched them out in my sketchbook today. I tried to do it using different types of lines, and using a range of media. As an exercise, we were also made to find shapes within these sketches, and bring that out using different media and techniques. 

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Iris Van Herpen (17.09.2017)

Iris Van Herpen couture has always fascinated me due to its impeccable forms. I would love to explore form in terms of silhouette. 

The materials and textures also seem interesting, especially in Iris Van Herpen's latest collection- Aeriform, where movement seems to be the main focus. 

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Iris Van Herpen from Manus X Machina exhibit

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