Edmundo rivas Birthday: February 15 1991 Place of Birth: Mexico ID number (NIE): Y0684486-C Address: Calle Guillem Tell 16, Entresuelo 2ÂŞ Barcelona, Spain 08006 Telephone: +34 644346403 Email: email@example.com EDUCATION 2009 High School diploma in Humanities, Instituto Mexicano Madero. 2012 Assisted the Master Class by Pierre Cardin during 080 Barcelona Fashion. 2009- 2012 Fashion Design, Istituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona.
CONTESTS Finalist in the REC 2.0 2011 Edition, t-shirt customization contest.
WORK EXPERIENCE General assistant in Grupo Textil Ribo (Mexico) 2008-2010. Participation in the live moulage exhibit by Istituto Europeo di Design in The Brandery , January 2011. LANGUAGES Spanish: native English: advanced Japanese: basic SKILLS Adobe Photoshop CS5 Adobe Illustrator CS5 Adobe InDesign CS5 Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel
My graduation collection is
crafts such as embroidery,
named “Boundless”, and it´s
dyeing, smocking, pleating, and
inspired mainly in Alejandro
other modern and experimental
Jodorowsky´s work and
techniques and applications
philosophy, also in “Crystalline”
of PVC, metal plates, digital
printing, foil stamping and fabric fusion. The details are treated
Boundless is a prêt-à-porter
with special importance and give
collection, directed to a target
character to the garments.
of professional men and women, over 24 years. Opinion leaders,
The next pages show the mood,
creative souls, art and design
research and some of the work in
progress of the development of my collection.
The collection has a rich selection of fabrics and materials including basic tailoring cool wool, silk chiffon, satin, poplin and wool jersey, as well as printed and technical materials such as neoprene, lycra, pvc, etc. Garments create visual effects between the colors, transparencies and overlays, shines, metallic prints and details. The resources used are a mixture of traditional techniques and
BOUNDLESS Within our skin, there is an infinite and impersonal being. This awareness does not know the proper limits of society and mankind. Like a crystal buried in the depths of a cave, this authentic being glows waiting to be discovered. Getting rid of rational darkness and embracing their eternal light. Boundless wants to reflect a being that is unleashed from its human boundaries by rejecting the constraints imposed by reason and allowing your imagination to take you beyond. Someone who believes that he can be more than human, for whom the skin is no barrier ... there are no limits.
RESEARCH _ DESIGN PROCESS
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WOMENSWEAR COLLECTION PROJECT 21 The objective of this project was to deepen in the real process of creatieng a fashion collection, and to cover as many aspects as possible. My collection is called “Pretty is not enough”, and it is based in a trend named “Eclectic Casualwear”. It is composed of 12 outfits, result of testing on dummy, sketching and research. The mood of the collection is a fusion of handcraft, urban graphics and youth anti-fashion. It´s an excentric, extravagant rebellion. As obteined from japanese action figures, colors are bright and saturated. In the other hand, the materials are more basic and versatil, so they can be manipulated and transformed. I made one garment of the collection (a parka) in a basic cotton fabric. With it, I did a
photoshoot in neutral tones. Later, I hand-painted the garment to bring it closer to the subject and made a second shooting, with free location and styling by myself. This specific project, helped me to try and to do things that I have never done before, and to cover more aspects of the process of designing. I really liked the result.
MENSWEAR COLLECTION PROJECT This coleccion is named “Boy Lilikoi” and it´s inspired in the song with the same name by Jónsi. It is formed of 10 complete outfits made por a man who is adventurous, brave, free and youthful. The song talks about a human who is deeply connected with his natural side, with his beast inside. He´s like a bird, completely free in the enormous forest, sorrounded of the colors of the earth, the rocks, the sky, but with an inner color explosion of his own plumage. A playful, instinctive and energetic atmosphere of freedom fills the collection. Talking abour fabrics, the selection includes natural fibers like cotton, linen and wool, which are intended to give the impression of nature, whilst the manipulation by hand dyeing and printing, transmits the shocking
color of savage birds.una fuerte personalidad que refleja en su manera de vestir. The type of clothes is a mix between tailoring and sportswear, with a casual attitude. I made a jacket from the collection, which was made of a hand dyed cotton. It required many testing to get to the final result.
Knitwear COLLECTION project For this project, I created a comercial womens collection of knitwear. Made of 10 garments inspired in the Hierophant, the high priest of ancient Greece. In the Tarot, this character represents the bond between humans and god. The selection of colors is based in the stories about the Hierophant, which include purple, granate, ocher, golden and dark blue. The garments are full of details, specially mixing different types of knitting, along with some other treatments like prints, applications and dyeing. The yarns are diverse, from texturized and twisted yarns, to printed and metallic ones. A lot of wool, mohair and some lurex. This mix of textures and materials is thougth to transmit the idea of sacred relic. The idea of a powerful yet espiritual woman.
ACCESORIES I made two different projects.
future, and much more.
The first one is based in the poem
Everything was usuful, the
â€œAjedrezâ€? by Jorge Luis Borges.
accesory had to be as personal as
This poem speaks about war,
possible, and suit her in real life.
human behaviour, duality, tension, domination, and the fiction of god. The result are three removable shirt necks. Each one different, I made a pair of earrings with
and made for the romantic, yet a
plastic stripes, the ones that are
bit dark, personality of Paula.
used to close bags or cases. I
Theres one made of rabbit
chained them and formed two
fur, another made of silk and
drop-formed rings, then I secured
real feathers, and a last one
them in the position I wanted with
embroidered with black cristals
The structure that this forms is
These shirt necks are full of
very interesting, as the stripes
fantasy and they also are romantic
mantein certain tension and create and bucolic with sinister twist, just a radial effect. It looks aggressive, misterious, dark. The second project consisted in create a personalized accesory for one friend. To make it, I had to delve into the personaity of Paula, my friend. I learned about her dreams, her relationships, her background, her plans for the
PRINTING PROCESS The printing process project consisted in create an artistic book of hand-made prints over fabric, using serigraphy and transfer techniques and any other manipulation with materials that are not necessarily used in prints. The book had also to be an accesory. The main concept for the project were the four elements: wind, water, fire and earth. I picked fire and wind because of their dynamic nature. They are noticed because of the transformations they generate. They are noisy and claim for attention. Together they create a hot atmosphere. This led me to a research for fabrics and visual elements that reflected all these aspects. Alongside serigraphy and transfer, I did hand-painted motifs, embroidery with beads and
metallic plates, applications of zippers, feathers, wax, and many more things. The result was an incredible book which can be used as foulard. As it is very long and the prints have a magic aesthetic, it gives a very mystical feeling.