Saturday, May 24, 2008

Sweeney Todd Collection Boards and Technical Flats

I presented my project for sketching class yesterday....

I made an...... A!!!!!!!!!

I could not believe it!

I had just made a B but then she gave an extra 8 points for creativity.

NO ONE else got that :-)

Just the Milla :-)

There were some awesome Projects... I really loved this one guy's who did a "Pretty Woman" Collection and this one chick's who did one inspired by the Tuscany region.

She had a really cute tomato olive dress.

But here are my complete boards with my fabric samples, colour story and technical flats...

I know that most people who are not fashion designers or fashion students have never probably heard of technical flats.

They are like the garment "blueprints" with all the indications for gathers, darts, seams, zippers, buttons etc that help the pattern makers make a design into a real garment.

There are SO many steps they skip over on Project Runway because the same people are designin the garment and making the garment. That hardly ever happens in industry.

Designers have to learn everything though. Sketching, sewing. tailoring, draping, drafting flats and patterns, computer aided design ( now most of this stuff is done on computer on programs like InDesign and Photoshop), styling , merchandising and a bunch of other stuff... And people think that science and medicine are hard... blah...cry babies...ask a surgery resident what is the difference between a Spanish farthingale and a crinoline and or a blanket stitch and a padstich and they would go duh!

As I said.. just having ONE interest must suck....

My flats are kind of wonky and it's where I usually loose more points because my lines are not perfect when I ink them. Because of my dyscalculia I have a bit of trouble with eye-hand cordination and seein straight lines. I have to try about 3 times before I can draw a straight line. With a ruler. i know the hard stuff is easy and the easy is hard...

Here is the first board with the opposite angle back pose with the "assless chaps" riding jeans and the "slit throat" beaded t-shirt.

You can see the flocked velvet denim and the trim on the t-shirt and the leather in my samples...

In the center pannel I had the three figures (two opposite angles and a 3/4 back because of the bustle) and my title.

I tried to use the rhinestones and similar effect of blood used on the t-shirt and movie titles by Tim Burton... I also used the buttons that go on the little tank top..

They LOVED the spat booties...

You can go back to the first picture and see all of the fabrics I rendered on this pannel.

And the third pannel has the 5th figure and my colour story . I used stills from the movie that I colour printed and then vanished with an antiquing glaze made with Elmer's glue and sienna water colour and water to make the photos look old.

[[[iframe]]]d the chips for the colour story in black lace trim to add to the Victorian-Gothic feel of the whole thing...

And here are the flats... since I used the reduced croquis (90%) and used my original inked flats insted of reducing further with a copy machine, I had to mount them on the back of the boards...

All of these were done by hand... A ton of work.

And that was a 5 look collection of separates.

A collection for a major show, like at Bryant Park or London Fashion Week or Haute Couture in Paris is about 32 looks.

Now you have a vague idea of the amount of work that might take...

And I am doing 12 looks for my student collection....

I got an A in Fashion History and a B in sketching overall. As I projected 3.5. While going through hell, unemployed with collectors calling me, interviewing for jobs and sometimes hungry...And I also did an acne manuscript for the American Journal of Dermatology and two eDetails in oncology.

Yep. I am a Goddess.


tehkou said...

Fuckin' A! (Forgive the pun) I knew you'd have it.

Milla said...

Thank you!
And thank you for sticking with me through it...
Your feedback was really appreciated...
You rock!

tehkou said...

You are welcome, as always.

Keep on rocking.

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