Fashion and Textiles - Paper Manipulation: 3-day workshop exploring the relationship between structure, pattern, multiples and fashion. The topic is explored through the paper manipulation processes and seeks to dispel pre-conceptions that clothes have to be conformist and wearable.
Task: Choose two black and white fashion magazine images from a given selection and dress the magazine figures using your series of small samples created using pleating, tearing, twisting, linking, overlaying, folding, weaving, origami, cut-outs etc.
I remember watching the episode of Project Runway, when the designers have to create their own pattern for fabric. It never hit me until then how difficult that is to do.
It’s hard to create a design element and make that graphic repeat seamlessly. You can usually see where one motif starts and the other begins, and it ultimately looks so contrived. I guess you’d have to make the pattern on some cylinder and have the graphic continuous along its seams?
Anywho, I LOVE LOVE LOVE how Leah Goren’s stuff comes out! It’s beautiful. And these faces are soo genius!!!
Yes, I know. I hate industrialized food… But McDonald’s, I have to give your marketing team credit… This is kind of cute. :-) From NYC Fashion Week earlier this year.