Photographs of the fire garment – unedited.
Photographs of the Weaved Fire and Ice Garment – unedited.
Photographs of Ice Garment – unedited.
To gain ideas of ways to exhibit my work in the exhibition, I took to Pinterest and artists websites to find exhibitions from fashion and costume that gave me inspiration for my work.
The inspiration that I found has come from designers like Alexander McQueen with his exhibition at the V&A, to the Brisbane Ballet company. I wanted to find inspiration from more traditional clothing exhibitions (like displaying garments on mannequins) to more current clothing exhibitions (like hanging garments). This has, therefore, allowed me get an idea of how I would like to exhibit my work.
I have decided that I would like a corner to exhibit my work so that I can link back to my original theme of Romeo and Juliet – how? I would like a corner so that I can exhibit only one garment but so that I can have two large photographs, either A0, A1 or A2 sized, so that the fire garment and the ice garment are displayed separately, but I want the photos to face back to back to represent the feud between the houses of fire and ice, like the feud Shakespeare displayed in Romeo and Juliet with the two families. I would therefore like to have the weave garment on exhibition, either hung or on a mannequin, to show the love that the two houses found through their younger generation. I also think that this garment is the strongest garment but also the other two garments look better on a photograph as the model shows exactly how my costume should be worn.
Diagrams of how I plan to exhibit my work:
Location: The Windsor Suite at King Georges Hall
My garment show starts around 9 minutes 26 and finishes around 10 minutes 46; I was really impressed with my three garments and my models showed them off beautifully! I am so proud of my work and what I have achieved for my final major project.
I have asked one of my peers, Zahraa Karim, to take photos of my work so I went to see Neil the photography technician to book the studio for Thursday 11th May in the morning slot – so I have from 9am until 12 to take photos of my three garments. I have also got two models, Anna and Eleanor and I intend on styling their makeup and hair to fit in with what they wear.
The idea behind the cape is to cut individual pieces of chiffon in a flame-like pattern and then sew it all together. I illustrated how I wanted it too look;
Again I think this look is successful and strong, but I think it is my least favourite garment because it hasn’t turned out how I envisioned it too look, but I still think that it is really strong. I didn’t get any photos of this garment on the mannequin so I intend on doing a photoshoot next week, after the festival of making fashion show, to enhance and properly display this garment.
Link above provides access to the radio interview that I took part in talking about my inspiration and the festival of making – starts at 2hours 22 minutes
After deciding to take part in the Festival of Making Fashion Show, I needed to find 3 models to wear my garment. I began by posting a Facebook post to see if anyone could recommend anyone or to see if anyone volunteered; From this post I gained my first model, Chloe Fitzpatrick, who is 17, tall and blonde. I then messaged my friend, Skye, from high school to see if she would model for me – model number 2 gained.
After having no luck getting one last model, I saw a post on Facebook, from a friend from primary school, about how she will be taking part in the Miss Cheshire finals. I decided to see if she would be interested in modelling for me as it would give her a bit extra practice for the finals; model number 3 gained.
After having 3 models, I created a Facebook group with the 3 of them in to help me communicate better with them, but I also wanted to check that they were still okay to model for me e.g. contacting them in regards to them signing V2s and V3s for me, so that we know of any medical reasons.
I filled the girls in with some information about the fashion show.
I filled the girls in with what they needed to provide for the fashion show.
Now all the girls have all the information they need, we are set ready for the show on the 6th of May.