BA (Hons) Fashion Design Year 2 sza16493022
Fashion and environment By the aspect of environment There is interest in moving towards a more circular model of textile production which reuses materials wherever possible, yet current recycling rates for textiles are very low. PATSY P., independent (2018) Water pollution, toxic chemical use and textile waste: fast fashion comes at a huge cost to the environment. Available at: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/environment-costs-fast-fashion-pollution-waste-sustainability-a8139386.html#gallery (Accessed: 14 march 2018). as designers we have to think about the materials that we are using to create “fashion”. fashion is a fast moving industry, which harms our environment, the planet on where we live. for example, when we create new colours with chemical textile dyeing, cutting the patterns and do not think about the leftover materials, fabrics which can end up as waste. Vibrant colours, prints and fabric finishes are appealing features of fashion garments, but many of these are achieved with toxic chemicals. Textile dyeing is the second largest polluter of clean water globally, after agriculture. PATSY PE. , independent (2018) Water pollution, toxic chemical use and textile waste: fast fashion comes at a huge cost to the environment. Available at: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/environment-costs-fast-fashion-pollution-waste-sustainability-a8139386.html#gallery (Accessed: 14 march 2018). This is what I do not like in fashion as an aspect. When I applied for fashion design course I said it during my interview: I want to study fashion because I hate it. I am against fashion because it is fast and at some point still not considering the environment. Some brands producing items to be sold and make profit, we all want to do but we can do it in an other way. I believe in that we don’t need to create more clothes and just keep continuously produce them, we can make clothes for the customer’s order as made to measure and in that case garments will be worn by the individuals not just “dumped” in to our wardrobes. How to achieve this without creating a space with full of garments which is called store for a fashion brand. As an idea for garments displayed in a store could be just in one size each elements of the collections hanging in the store to make the customer feel and see the fabrics the colours but without trying them on. As the future of fashion I believe in technology which will allow for us to try the garments on in the virtual reality which is already exist but still needs improvement and developments. I would like to do a collaboration with fashion and virtual reality about the question how to create a space which reduce the waste and looks real. Reduce the waste as shop fitting elements and huge amount of graments. in the future I am planning to create a label which will change the fast moving industry and will change the way of peoples thinking. Fashion has to slow down, we have to go more package free and reuse materials to create unique finishing and details, we have to think about the environment. The inspiration for this collection comes from the travelling people. People who travelling, can be anyone on first place, any of us. As the first step I have started the research around the English Gipsy Caravans about what I am interested. all of these caravans tell a story, story of a kind of people. I looked at different imageries about the people who been connected with the caravans, what kind of lifestyle did live and they live now and what they have been doing for their living. During my research I discovered how they moved from their beautifully decorated caravans to the street and became to live a nomad lifestyle. Under nomad I mean to live in a kind of “tent” which is not really a tent it had been made from several different kind of materials such as wood, plastic, metal. These people re-using and recycling materials to create a living space which they can call as their home. I started to develop my ideas around the very minimalistic lifestyle. I looked at images of gypsies who been living on the streets, playing music to make their life happen. My collection is based on the broken ceramics, tiles and on the music. I have started to develop my silhouettes through the different musical equipment such as accordion and violin, the way of gypsies cleaning their garment and hanging them outdoor and mix these all together with the broken found object on the ground as tiles, and ceramics. I named the collection as violin de la nuit, which means violin of the night. Collection based on the different shades of blue and white as the blue porcelain and on the shades of grey and brown with of dark purple and black which is the shades of the night. As embroideries I experimented with the different materials such as PVC, mesh and ceramics and some leftover scraps from the pattern cutting process. I created a fake porcelain which been made out of poly clay, so the embroidery can be recycled in the future as well.
Violin de La Nuit
THE ENGLISH GYPSY CARAVAN