Yesterday I went shopping with a group of friends and I was really disappointed with the clothing designs I saw. What was wrong? Put simply, there were shirts, sweaters, hoodies, tanktops, etc that had just a plain color with no logo or anything whatsoever and it costed quite pricely. I’ve seen similar designs in many different stores and one store would be more costly compared to the other by 4x the price! Some of you might think, “That’s just the way it is!” Considering the fact that it’s the brand that makes the clothing cost freaking pricey! I don’t know if any of you feel the same way as I do but…I don’t buy from a store because of its brand but because I like their designs and I go back to the store hoping that their clothing would have nice and cool designs on them. And by having only your brand name on the shirt with a plain color makes me extremely disappointed. I ended up buying a plain orange-colored hoodie because it was only decent compared to the other clothings in the store. I think the companies are beginning to think we’ll buy from their brand just because it’s a popular brand (which I’m sure we do!) and therefore causing them to begin to lack the creativity they used to have!
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Vivienne Westwood, who is still alive, was born on April 8th, 1941. Her official website is www.viviennewestwood.co.uk if you ever wish to check out more of her designs. Although she has aged, her heart has not and she is still as energetic and inspirational as ever; many people would describe her as “punky.”
I didn’t know about Vivienne Westwood until a friend told me to search her up on Google. At first, I thought that her designs were way too abstract for someone like me to understand but what finally made me come to appreciate her was a wedding dress that she designed which was shown in the movie Sex and the City. Her personality was another influential reason why I found interest in her. Firstly, let’s talk about her wedding dress which was worn by Jessica Parker on her wedding day.
What caught my eye? Well…the dress of course! The way the dress is puffy below the waist makes the wedding dress even more special than just a stereotypical white wedding dress. A creamy yellow is given to the dress to this white dress but it doesn’t take away the purity of a white dress. This dress was known to be an “iconic feature” in the movie Sex and the City. Let’s move on to the interview Vivienne Westwood had with Mike Press, shall we?
This interview was very inspirational. While reading the interview, I felt as if I could feel her strong emotions as she spoke her words. What got to me was when she said, “But what drove me on I suppose is that I felt I had to explore these ideas I had to understand the world I lived in. I was this idiot person and doing this was what I needed to do to understand what was going on.” What she said was very true. The world we live in is a very mysterious place and being born into the world, we begin as an inexperienced child who knows nothing until we’re willing to find answers to all our unanswered questions.
If you would like to hear her yourself, here is a link of her when she was at Dundee University where she presented herself in front of art students: http://vimeo.com/1274213
Alexander McQueen was a very well-known man. Being born in the year of 1970 in London, England, didn’t disadvantage him at all. Although his father was a taxi driver, it did not stereotype him into a taxi driver’s son. He had high intelligence and had been a solo desginer for 10 years and survived until he was brought into the Gucci Group to be even more well-known. But this great designer had left us recently, departed on this year, February 11th, 2010. May he rest in peace.
I mentioned Alexander McQueen in my blog because he was a great inspirer. He gave the world a different meaning to fashion. He designed many clothes, shoes, accessories, etc. but one dress really caught my interest. This dress was in Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2010 category which Lady Gaga wore during the VMA 2010.
When I first saw this dress, I felt very inspired because it gave off a very surreal feeling to it especially in pic 2 and pic 3 where the dress seemed to spread out so perfectly that one can mistake the photos as paintings. I genuinely thought to myself, “Wow!” because the dress seemed to be listening to the wind and letting it take him to unmeasurable heights unlike gravity where one would never be able to reach the sky with it. Not only that, with the way the colours contrast each other, the dress itself seems as if it was designed in ancient times – an era where abundant kings and queens existed – yet it was actually recently designed of this year, 2010.
For this project, I was partnered with a fellow classmate where we had to design a productive sport’s clothing. This project was a good experience because it gave us real experience to actually designing a product and having it mass produced. First we had to think of creating a design for our clothing product. We decided to make a convenient sporty sweater – which we named Birdnest – with a design that’s inspired by Lady Gaga. With its many zippers – located at the shoulder, hood, and chest area – it makes the sweater very convenient for during the spring when it can be turned into a vest for the chilly and sunny weather whereas it can be in its original form – the sweater- in the winter for the snowy and cold weather. After the design process was finished, we then had to make a list of the materials needed to make the sweater and what companies would be involved to provide us with the material.