Monday, 2 February 2009

Innovative Cut - 2nd February

Because i'm all fluey i haven't written here for a while :(
But basically, innovative  cut is going fairly well. I began by researching my words from an issue of dazed and confused which actually had so many pictures i just ended up using them all and experimenting with them. 
It was a picture of Hussein Chalayan's new designs that inspired me to start working with non fabric materials such as rubber.

The picture in the top right is the rubber dress that made me start to think about how i could recreate this.  Moulding some sort of shapes out of plastic was an idea i preliminary had but then decided to think about using liquid latex. 
The mould i decided to use is an ice cube tray because i think the cubes could be a very interesting 3d concept to add as a collar or sleeve detail. The idea is that this latex would be attached to fabric so i will have to continue experimenting with fabric folds to make impacts elsewhere on the garment. Although i am using an ice cube tray, i also have various other objects such as a lemon squeezer and art palette to make different shapes.
Pictures to follow.

When thinking about the fabric cut of my garment i experimented on a half scale mannequin, ideas that could be used are shown in these pictures, however i think i need to redo it again because my research probably isn't ready for experimenting yet.

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