haha can not wait... March next year folks :)
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Monday, 22 June 2009
Stewarts Russell’s work consists of screen prints overlapping eachother, in most prints it consists of text, images which are repeated and alsmost look 3D. There is alot going on in the prints and they end up looking clean fresh surprisengly as they are so busy, i think that the composition of certain images within a prints is really important.
I started to experiment with my denim samples, firstly by printing shapes found from the graphics on the laundry washing powder boxes. Using screens to do this, after printing onto them, i bleached parts of the denim to see if it would bleach out the dye, which gave different effects, i also painted shapes over the bleached areas, working in layers.
I want to print them out onto fabric now, either onto denim again or cotton so it is kept simple. Also i think stitching onto them would look effective, i want them to look layered up, but not too busy. I think it would also be useful to bring in other aspects of fabrics and play around with the compositions so im not just restricting myself to denim.
I thought that they looked a bit boring and plain, so i started to scan them into photoshop and carried on working in layers, adding simple based patterns and text, here are a few examples:
Using bleach to change the surfaces of my denim is the main technique i am using.
Bleached and manipulated samples
London Fashion Week
I really love the pair of jeans with holes in, i dont know why i just feel in love with them.
Crisp/neutral/clean examples of clean bleaching
I like the idea of cutting certain parts of garments out interesting and think it is a possible way of working for this project.
Jean Paul Gautier
Another way of cutting into exixting garments.
I came across this sculpture by Calvin Klein, it makes me laugh the concept of placing a bunch of jeans into a ball...
Diesel Black Gold Spring: 2009
I fell in love with this dress, the colours. I like the fact that a lot is going on but it still manages to look effortlessly simple.
" THE ART BRAND OF NOKI CUSTOMISATION IS A STATEMENT AGAINST MASS PRODUCED FASHION BRANDING WHERE THE MERE TAKING, DIY STYLE OF A SECOND HAND GARMENT AND RE-WORKING IT INTO AN ETHICAL 'ONE-OFF' PIECE OF CLOTHING, CREATES THE NOKI ART. THIS ALONE IS PARALLELING THE ORIGINAL ESSENCE OF FASHION, BEING COUTURE. IT'S A CASE OF NOKI - COUTURE THE THROAT OF READY TO WEAR. THE FULL NOKI SILHOUETTE INVOLVES THE NOKI ROCK FROCK AND THE SOB- SUFFOCATION OF BRANDING MASK, THIS HAS BECOME KNOWN AS THE UNIFORM OF THE NOKIETTE- THE ALL NEW CULTURE JAMMER GRAND SLAMMER. NOKI IS WORLD FAMOUS, SOME MIGHT SAY INTER-CON-TA-MENTAL, FOR PIONEERING THE FASHION MOVEMENT OF CUSTOMISATION. FOR THE RECORD IT IS MUCH CLOSER TO THE PHILOSOPHIES OF CULTURE JAMMING COINED BY THE AMERICAN AUTHOR KALLE LASN, THE FOUNDER OF ADBUSTERS MAGAZINE."
I love Noki's runway show from 2008 which featured reworked garments that were stylized, recyled and shaped to look not new but creative and inspiring. I am using denim at the moment to rework the surfaces by printing onto bleached/torn samples and vice versa, i have chosen to use denim as a starting point as it is a versatile and inevitable source of fabric that is always easy to manipulate. I think the idea and concept of recylcling and re using old fabrics is effective as it is good for the environment and is eco friendly.
Firstly i started to look at 'laundry techniques' for inspiration, the idea of distressing and reworking exixting garments was interesting. I was also found the environmental issues inspiring towards this project. I came across this article in the guardian about a denim distressing factory infecting rivers with indigo dye which gave me the idea of introducing a more eco-friendly way of working with denim.
As a starting point i began to work with pieces of denim; distressing and changing the surfaces to rework the fabric by dying, ripping, tearing etc.