Saturday, December 12, 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 :)