Getting inspired for my semester assignment “Fashion Collection FSHD 2343
1 collage, 4 color story boards, 100 designs designer worksheet, 2 presentation boards.
Vivienne Westwood said it right, and i quote… “fashion design is almost like mathematics”. You have a vocabulary of ideas which you have to add and subtract in order
to come up with an equation right for the times. Heck it has a lot to do with math. If you can’t add your fractions correctly then 1+2 will equal a lot of headaches. So here I am starting at the beginning… headaches galore and I haven’t gotten to the math as yet!!! But I am pulling out all the stops to get my collection ready for production next semester. Above you will see my starting inspiration for Summer 2015. Next step narrowing down my designer worksheets. I’m halfway there where “x” marks the spot. Stay tuned and I’ll give you some more next time!!!
Today for the first time I got a closer look at Christian Dior. Dior was artistic and looked to architecture for his inspiration. In 1946, as a fashion designer, he became best known as the founder of one of the world’s top fashion houses name after himself. Part of his success was due to his backer Marcel Boussac, a cotton-fabric magnate, anxious to sell more fabric after the rationing of fashion during WWII. Dior employed fabrics lined predominantly with percale, boned, bustier-style bodices, hip padding, wasp-waisted corsets, and petticoats made his dresses elegant, functional eye candy and daring. Dior’s style, though not new, silhouetted with flaring out from the waist, giving his models a very curvaceous form, very feminine and desirable. Dior coined the phrase “the new look” which was in fact a throw back to 18th century styling. However, The “New Look” revolutionized women’s dress and reestablished Paris as the center of the fashion world after WWII. Maybe this happened because Dior’s timing was on spot even though there was protest to his extravagance. After all people were at the time accustomed to the limitations, but on the other hand it brought a welcome change; an old but new look.
See my Instructor’s assignment
John Galliano for the house of Christian Dior’s… Extravagance at its best