Saturday, December 19, 2009

Pieces of my porfolio

I also made my portfolio this semester
I left out the technical flats to spare you...
Now I need to make little samples
and then my portfolio will be complete!

Early fall 2012
Bambie Garden Crasher

Deer who ruin perfectly prim gardens.
Especially gardens with lattice and Ivy.
16th century wallpaper and textiles in the Skansen Park in Sweden

Holiday 2012
Ballet des Animaux Albinos (ballet of albino animals)

albino animals
the movie Red Shoes
tulle and sequins

Spring 2012
Oh no! Someone spilled on the couch!!

creepy old English/baroque/traditional couches that has spills all over.
I like the clash between the stuffy and the electric. It also can be looked at as toxic man product spilled upon nature.
Yep you heard correctly, all the spills you see on the outfits are full of satin stitch embroidery!

Summer 2012
Chameleon Chain Brooch


This collection was HEAVILY researched. It all started with a little story from a lady's childhood memories. She said that during the 1950s they wore brooches with a chain that attached to a harness on a little chameleon. I found out that there were peek periods when this was popular. In the 1890's eccentrics were seen wearing them. In the 1920s it was popular to have a chameleon roaming all over, but without a chain. In the 1950s and 1960s they were no longer chameleons, but anoles and were always attached to a harness/pin. From the 20's-60s street vendors or "bug pinchers" at the circus would sell them. Women and children wore them.

fall 2013

Treasures of the Sea

We actually had to include our final collection. Read all about it in the previous post :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The beginning of the end


this semester was all about deciding what my final collection will come to be.
For our final this semester we had to present two outfit that might be part of the collection
and illustrations of the rest of the collection
along with samples of techniques that will be on future garments.
we also had to shw the color story and fabrics.

Treasures of the sea explained:

Visually I was inspired by sea life (crabs lobsters sand water) and objects(sea glass etc.) that wash up on the shore. My techniques were inspired by vintage millinery and purse techniques.
I believe that both go well together becasue theya re both impermanent.

For example some hat making techniques require hand sewing stitches that can easily be removed and changed around. And the treasures of the sea will not always be there. If you like the shell or the way the sand is forming, you had better grab/or take a picture quick.

I love the beauty of impermanence!


curcle skirts


molding felt
pin tucks
rhinestones on plastic
exciting linings

Lobster peplum top.
Lobster is hand molded
pleated tulle is hand pleated around the lobster
peplum top has a v waistline

Matching skirt
faced with a grosgrain ribbon inside
hem is purposefully irregular.

Rain coat
seams will be covered by red tape and have rhinestones all over it!
rhinestone zipper
hand molded resin crab zipper pull
asymetrical hem
flat in the front and full in the back
shell pockets
asymmetrical collar

felt shell vest
asymmetrical dress underneath with rhinestone buttons at the neck

All the linings with be pointillism crab prints
as well as one dress and one shirt

tights will have rhinestone seams down the back

I am planning on making lobster claw and shell hats

I am also planning on making a raincoat material or resin purse

My collection is also a ode to my beloved Schiaparelli

And on to the pictures:

I always dress to match my projects
here is what I wore

1950s wicker umbrella purse that opens on two sides like a picnic basket!
1930s crab brooch

I will show my portfolio in the next post
...... until then CRITIQUE ME! All of your feedback is very helpful :)


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