Monday, September 14, 2009

PARSONS FINAL PRESENTATION

I am finally, after nearly two months, getting around to putting up just a taste of the work I did over the summer at Parsons. This is partly because I am so lazy, and partly because I'm not good at drawing! To sum up, the Parsons summer program is focused on beginners who have little or no experience whatsoever in the design process. I was tempted to add my drawings from the first day of class, when we were displayed a live model and told to simply draw what we saw (I can tell you now that the drawing I produced looked nothing like the lovely girl I saw!). I still have a long way to go in terms of developing a personal style as well as mastering technique, but I acknowledge that I came a longgg way. The designs are inspired by the German silent film actress Marlene Dietrich and were for my final presentation on the last day of class.



On our final presentation day, we were required to have made a garment using XXL t-shirts and whatever other fabric, trim, or embellishment (not to mention cutting/sewing) we wanted. Some people produced some pretty cool things - I recall a girl going out and buying gobs of flower pins and absolutely covering her "dress" in them. I used a black t-shirt, cut a deep V in the back, and fastened a gold/silver embellished ribbon as well as some mediocre draping on the hips. Gold and silver embroidery finishes the dress. I absolutely loved making this dress, and while the XXL shirt makes it a bit big, with some "fashion tape" it is quite wearable! Perhaps someday in the future I shall have a photoshoot of myself in it. And, if you're wondering why I look oh-so-very-grumpy in this image, I'll let you know that I had spent the last month working day to night; by the last day I was ready to get it all over with!


12 comments:

  1. I like your sketches and your dress looks lovely!!

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  2. i think its a cute pic of you!

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  3. You sketch so well!! I was always horrible in my fashion illustration, I still draw stick people haha!

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  4. These are lovely! You did a fabulous job! Thanks so much for commenting and coming back to my site! I would definitely wear your design! xo

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  5. Hey there. Great post. I enjoyed it. I hope your week got off to a fantastic start. Thanks for stopping by and commenting at my blog. Take care. Cheers!

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  6. I loved this post. Beautiful sketches too - I like the minimalism.

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  7. These are amazing drawings!! And I definitely can't wait until you show us the dress you made, it sounds so chic already ;)

    Steph
    http://bonjourblondie.blogspot.com/

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  8. You look gorgeous !! The back of the dress is great and also your drawings ! Blue Angel ? ^^
    I just got that you did a summer class, it's awesome... I really really want to take a month class at Central Saint Martins next summer !
    But do you wanna continue on that road now ?

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  9. You look adorable darl, and those are some amazing sketches!! xx. /pdM

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  10. Nice sketches!
    & you look really great, nice picture!

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  11. Ah you did the summer program at Parson's? Did you do it at New York or Paris? I'm planning on doing that program once I finish school was well, because I too want to pursue a career in fashion, and I think Parson's would really help. Please tell me about the experience.
    Email me at danmyy_@hotmail.com ? or you can leave comments on my blog
    xoxox

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