POETRY IN POP OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION
Music is the one thing that is able to transpose and emotion that makes your hairs stand on end, it inspires and unites us. It is a form that moves, relaxes, motivates (or demotivates) everyone and something we can all relate to. The delivery of music, tempo, melody, way it is sung, lyrics, chords used, instrumentation all contribute to the message and how it resonates with an audience. This collection has been inspired by poetry and music, looking at how you can take elements from lyrics and sound to create image and an object. The collection aims to create a sense of movement with garments having a life of their own. The colours, textures and themes throughout the exhibition on ‘The Spendours and Miseries of Courtesans’ an artistic representation of prostitution in Paris have influenced colour choices as well as song choices. ‘Roxanne’ by The Police. The concept explores the science behind frequencies of sound and how they can be transposed to colour, image and design. The harmonograph a representation of sound and harmonies influenced print and silhouettes. The harmonograph is a simple scientific instrument, which used pendulums to represent tones can create pictures of musical harmonies linking both sight and sound (Ashton, 2005). The lines of the harmonograph images inspired the use of pleating throughout the collection in order to try and make the images 3 dimensional. The images also inspired patterns to be based on circles, pleated circles and sun ray pleats. In order to have fabric professionally pleated, sythetic textiles have been chosen. Polyester crepe, satin and satin crepe. Cotton and wool have been used for jackets. The collection has been designed for the confident female consumer who wants to wear an item that sings out. She is not afraid to be the woman that everyone looks at walking down the street, in the office or at a party. Fashion and music have always had strong ties. Music influences fashion and fashion informs music. The object of my affection will explore how songs and poems can be used to create a garment (an object), that will provide the same experience to the wearer or viewer as if they were listening to the song themselves.
CONCEPT - HARMONOGRAPH EXAMPLE
Wool Red/Brown Misan Fabrics - £55 per m
Wool Red Mermaid Fabrics - £12 per metre
Wool - Black Mermaid Fabrics - £10 per metre
Blue Cotton Drill Cloth House - £14 per metre
Twill Print - Bags of Love - £20 per metre
Satin - Blue John Lewis - £9 per metre
French Crepe - Printed Contrado - £20 per metre
Monroe Satin Contrado - Printed - £19 per metre
Pink Satin Crepe John Lewis - £8 per metre
Mallory Age: 29 Job: Account Director at Mash Staffing. Lives: In Peckham, London with her Australian Boyfriend, an Audio Engineer. Salary: £45K Loves music, literature, food and dance. Vegetarian. The female consumer is looking for garments that would suit her height at 6 ft without making her feel like a ‘big girl’. Stores that are visited frequently include Top Shop because of the separate tall section. The target consumer is looking to find a garment that makes her feel sexy and relevant, with comfort. One of the main aspects the consumer looks for when purchasing a garment is the style. The consumer doesn’t often change to go out, from work to the evening events the same outfit can be worn with only the addition of red lipstick. Mallory has a busy lifestyle with an active social life, a developing career in event management. As she sees her career progressing she is willing to spend more money on quality garments. Purchases are influenced by fashion editorial recommendations and items that reflect her interests such as her favourite band.
FINAL LINE UP
Inspired by movement in the harmonograph and dance, by sewing boning in to pleated circles the garment has a life of its own. Fishing wire stitched in to the pleats creates smaller swirls than the plastic from boning.
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT FROM RESEARCH
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT FROM RESEARCH
PRINT DEVELOPMENT - from harmonograph and paint strokes
Song lyrics are used to create laser cut designs on fabric. The words can be connected to create a cool interesting fabric. The chorus to the song “Lovin’ You” performed by Minnie Riperton is used as inspiration for the laser cut design. (Riperton, Rudolph, 1975)
Musical notes are used to create laser cutting patterns. Lovin' you is easy 'cause you're beautiful. Makin' love with you is all I want to do. Lovin' you is more than just a dream come true. And everything that I do, is out of lovin' you
la-la-la-la-la,la-la-la-la-la. la-la-la-la-la-la-la.And doot-doot.dootin.doot-do. [haaaaaaah] No-one else can make me feel the colours that you bring, Stay with me while we grow old, and we will live each day in spring time. Cause lovin' you is easy 'cause you're beautiful.
'cause lovin' you has made my life so beautiful. And every day of my life, is ﬁlled with lovin' you. Lovin' you I see your soul come shinin' through. And every time that we[uuuuhhhhhhh]. I'm more in love with you.
la-la-la-la-la,la-la-la-la-la. la-la-la-la-la-la-la.And doot-doot.dootin.doot-do. [haaaaaaa No one else can make me feel the colours that you bring, Stay with me while we grow old, and we will live each day in spring time.
LA L A L A L A
DO AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH LOVING YOU IS EASY O DO D O A D LA O D DO TIFUL
CAUSE YOUâ€™RE BEAU-
Inspiration from David Hockney’s photograph collages. Capturing time in one image by collating a series of photographs. David Hockney says ‘I think that the ordinary photography has made the world dull. There’s always something everywhere, and it’s always interesting. You make it interesting, even if it’s not interesting in itself. Photography is flat. You don’t see the element of time. A red light has been photographed at different angles and the images have been collaged to create the base of the fabric print. Movement is added to the print by overlaying scanned images of the quick paint markings inspired by long exposure photographs.
PRINT DEVELOPMENT - Inspiration from Song Lyrics
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT - JACKET SKETCHING AND TOILING