AN GEL IQUE
Table of Contents Background Fashion Drawing Pierre Cardin, Paco Robanne, & Edie Sedgewick Haute Couture & Pret-a-Porter Draping Haute Couture Dior Internship: Fine Jewelery and Timepieces GunBar Luxury Pop-Up-Shop
INDONESIA LONDON NEW YORK PARIS MILAN
Background My name is AngĂŠlique and I am currently a student at Parsons The New School of Design, majoring in a degree that combines design and management. I grew up for the majority of my life in Sumatra, Indonesia and London, England. Having lived in both Europe and Asia has given me a unique ability to be able to adapt quickly in new environments and to communicate easily with people from other countries.
This is a map I made when I was 8 years old of Indonesia using batik frabric and blue paint.
Inspiration Art Galleries: Halcyon Opera Gallery Design/Art Museums: V&A Met
Travel I think it is important to travel because it opens up your eyes and mind to new ideas, cultures, religions, food, traditions, and way of life. I feel fortunate to have parents that love to travel because they have taken me on some great adventures all over the world. The most memorable trips have been to India, New Zealand, and Japan. These three places were so vastly different and beautiful to me especially because of the customs, the artwork, and the type of fashion worn by the natives. My parents have always encouraged me to learn more, ask questions, and try new things. Iâ€™ve always carried this with me and I think it has made me a more open minded individual.
Haute Couture & Pret Porter
Haute Couture &
Prêt-à-Porter I enrolled in a special course at Parsons in Paris entitled: “Haute Couture and Prêt –a- Porter. In this intensive program, I studied the historical background of Haute Couture and learned the specific requirements a fashion house must attain to receive the title “Couture Atelier”.
Fashion in Film I tudied at Central Saint Martins the relationship between costume in film and its influence in fashion. Examined the iconic imagery created in films such as Breakfast at Tiffanyâ€™s, Bonnie and Clyde, Annie Hall, Saturday Night Fever, and Rear Window. Studied the eight-time Oscar winner Edith Head who created clothes for more than 1,000 films and was Alfred Hitchcokâ€™s costume designer for mnay of his movies. I came away from the course with a greater knowledge of fashion and film history and a grander appreciation for it.
Draping Haute Couture The course was taught in Paris and Milan and I learnt draping skills, observing design trends, and history of Parisian fashion. Having the opportunity to enroll in this course has made me more knowledgeable about the trends in fashion past, present, and future. I believe my passion for design, styling, and branding helped me gain my internship at the first Haute Couture atelier to ever exist, Christian Dior.
Fashion Drawing Created a collection of lively colorful dresses inspired by coquettish females on the silver screen like Brigitte Bardot and in the fashion industry, such as Kate Moss. Vintage magazine covers and 1960â€™s advertising also played a part in my project.
Pierre Cardin, Paco Robanne, & Edie Sedgewick Created four fashion figures wearing 1960’s cocktail dresses inspired by Pierre Cardin’s space age fashion, Edie Sedgewick’s factory girl style, and Paco Robanne’s famous metal sheet dress. During my course studying “Fashion History Fusion” I became particularly fond of fashion during the 1960s and 1970s. There was something about the swinging sixties that really captivated me. All the musicans, actresses, and artists like Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgewick, Mick Jagger, and Twiggy were so glamorous and fascinating.
Dior Internship I focused on fine jewelry and timepieces at the Dior Boutique on 57th and Madison in New York City. I learnt a vast amount of knowledge and training about jewellery, the making of it, the wax casting technique, the legends and mythology behind certain precious stones and metals. Also helped out within the Handbag, Accessories, and PrĂŞt-Ă -Porter sections of the store.
GunBar Luxury Pop-Up-Shop Summer of 2012 my job was to transform Gunbar, a successful upscale dive bar-club in the Meatpacking District of NYC into a luxury pop up store during a 3 month period of summer 2012. Researched, planned, and put together the layout transformation of the store as well as successful pre-pening fashion show and press event parties.
Left image: GunBar counter featuring Del Toro shoes and Timo Weiland Wallets. Both products were a huge success in the sales for the store. Top right image:: Timo Weiland Fall 2012 fashion show. An example of some of the merchandise and style asethetic at the store.
The shop showcased 12 young designers. Three of whom - Whit, Timo Wiland, and Ari Dein: are particpants in the Council of Fashion Designers of Americaâ€™s Incubators program. Organized the Pre-opening of the Pop-Up Shop at Gunbar with a Fashion Brunch Runway Show at the established Villa Pacri.
Images Sourced All from tumblr.