hey, I just thought I'd post this costume I made for my daddy for my uncle's 40th birthday party (heroes & Villains) lol. That's me, Yes I'm lady Rambo! lol and da da da daaaaa I made the monkey outfit that the daddy is wearing, all by myself, it was the first thing I've ever made using the old cut'n'sew technique (ie.. no pattern or anything!!) and I think it turned out PERFECT I also made his belt out of some leather scraps left over from re-doing the interior of his citroen DS, and decorated it using paper fasteners and gold card..(last minute thing!)!! AAAAAAAAAAANd I made the neckachief thingy!! lol
please excuse the face my father is pulling.. he honestly does NOT look like that..! lol.. damn large consumption of alcohol=unattractive belly bulge + dads double chin...hmmmm nice.
HI So after MUCH MUCH MUCH consideration about this fashion collection I have to design or make, I've come up with two choices... Pirates OR Desert Island... I'm doing a womens collection, I'm thinking DESERT ISLAND - floaty dresses in tropical colours, VERY feminine... PIRATES - fitted/baggy contrast, neutral colours, lots of fastenings and bits and bobs, bit masculine...
Any pro's/con's that you can see.. ideas.. opinions etc.. please let me know
Okay, I posted a question similar to this a few weeks ago about a collection I have to design and make at college, as my final major project.
I now know what I want to make, or have a slight idea, but I have to fill up an A2 sketchbook with research, samples etc etc on my chosen theme, however... as of yet, I don't actually have a theme..!
My ideas so far are, loosely fitting dresses with different length skirts, made out of chiffon or a similar sheer fabric, in bright colours (similar to those found on tropical fish etc, the colour blends too), the dreses will be shaped using ribbon or ropey stuff to hold them up... see the picture to kind of get an idea of what I mean...! this dress is by donatella versace, and used in beyonce's crazy in love video...
basically it's the band/ribbon/rope that structures the dress, and the loose bits drape really nicely!
The dresses will be worn with black or coloured cut-off tights, heels and lots of dangly jewellry that I might make myself.
Does anybody know any areas of art/design/fashion/culture etc etc, that I can research to get more inspiration for these designs??
OR does anybody know a theme to base these outfits on, or what I can call my collection??
I'm so unbelivably stuck with this I have no idea!!
Any help, even if it seems WAY off mark, would be GREATLY appreciated.
So I'm applying for Uni soon and still need to put my portfolio together. So far I have like 13 or 14 strong pieces, but I still need about another 6 or 7 to finish it off.
I'm planning to carry on with fashion, so some illustrations would be good I guess, and at the moment it has some life drawing, and some observational/mixed media drawings in it. what else can I put in there?
At any rate... The closer I examine this dress, the easier I think that it will be. The top seems to be several parts that are hidden with the belt in a way that it looks like one piece. The bust is one piece, there sides of the middrift are two pieces, and then there is the back. I guess depending on how far you want to take it, you could break it down even more...
I think she's right, and also that the back is either one or two pieces, that are attached at the side of the bottom two pieces of the front (top)... make sense?? Also, it has been died... gradient?? (pretty colours ). The skirt has been draped on the bias, so it has that lovely flow, and also it kind of a handkerchief hem... it's definately only one piece of fabric, that meets in the middle at the front... Have I missed anything???
Recently I have been experimenting with various techniques and have started my own DA to show people what i'm about. I wouldn't say my art work is brilliant, or amazing, but when I finish a piece, and I feel satisfied with it, then it goes up on DA.
There's still lots more to put up on there though.
Enjoy, and looking forward to seeing everyone else's DA too