Saturday night wearing my own design

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Som lovet, billeder fra i lørdags med den nye kjole, som jeg selv har designet, konstrueret og syet. :) Jeg er ret tilfreds med resultatet. Den er lavet i en sort fin blonde med masser af stræk, så den bare kan tages over hovedet, når man skal i den, og så den sidder helt tæt til kroppen. Derudover havde den en utrolig fin blondebort (blondekant), som jeg har valgt at bruge som afslutning i bunden af kjolen.

Det var ret fedt at kunne have eget design på i byen, og det var en rigtig hyggelig aften. Og så skal jeg godt nok lige vende mig til at stå foran kameraet igen på den måde – det er længe siden, jeg sidst har lavet outfitbilleder! Jeg havde heldigvis en veninde fra studiet, der gerne ville hjælpe i lørdags og fremover med at tage billeder af det tøj, jeg får syet til mig selv. Mine tanker med bloggen er, at den fremover i højere grad har fokus på ting, jeg selv har lavet, hvad enten det så er tegninger, illustrationer, print eller tøj (dermed ikke sagt, at der ikke kan forekomme andet). ;)

God weekend til jer!

 

TRANSLATION: As promised, here are some pictures from last Saturday of my new dress, which I designed, made pattern for and sewed myself. :) It is made of a fine lace with stretch and can easily be pulled over your head when putting it on. It has a very slim fit and a beautiful lace trim in the bottom.

It was pretty cool to be able to wear your own design to a party and night out with friends. We had a great time. It has been a while since I’ve made outfit posts so I have to get used to standing in front of the camera like this again! Luckily I have a friend from my previous study who wants to help me take pictures of the clothes I make for myself, which is very nice of her. I am thinking that my future blogposts will focus more on stuff I make myself, whether it is drawings, illustrations, print or clothes (not to say that other things might occur). ;)

Have a nice weekend!

Wearable Art Project

Kære læsere. Bloggen har stået stille, mens jeg har været i gang med resten af min uddannelse på VIA Design (ja, det er vi jo nok nødt til at acceptere, at det hedder nu). Der har været fart over feltet, og jeg har lagt al min tid og energi i studiet. Nu synes jeg dog alligevel, at jeg ville dele de projekter, som jeg så har været igennem her de sidste 1,5 år.

Det allerførste projekt var faktisk meget sjovt og anderledes. Det handlede i den grad om at kickstarte vores kreativitet og få os til at tænke ud af boksen. Vi skulle skabe noget, man kunne have på, men vi måtte ikke bruge tekstiler. Projektet hed “Kreativ Form” – på engelsk “Wearable Art”.

Man startede med at tage udgangspunkt i en skulptur, og jeg valgte en af Tara Donovan. Den var smuk, lys reflekterende og mindede mig lidt om noget fra det ydre rum, så den historie skabte jeg på et af mine moodboards, der også inkluderede mange andre associationer i forhold til materialer og form. Jeg skitserede ved at bruge atypiske materialer, som dekorations sten, krymmel og stanniol, og jeg manipulerede med nogle af mine skitser i Photoshop. Det kan ses nedenfor, hvor dette førte mig hen. ;)

 

TRANSLATION: Dear readers. It has been pretty quiet on the blog for a while now. I have given my heart and soul to finishing the last year and a half of my bachelor in fashion design. I did however think it would be nice to share some of my projects with you, so let’s get started on that.

The first project was really fun and very different from anything we have ever done in school. We had to kick start our creativity and learn how to think out of the box. The only rule was that we should create something wearable WITHOUT the use of any textile. The project was named “Wearable Art”.

First, we took inspiration in a sculpture. I chose one made by Tara Donovan. It was beautiful, reflective and reminded me a bit of something from outer space, so I created a story board illustrating this idea. I had a couple of other moodboards as well, including a lot of different associations within materials and shapes. I started 3D sketching with materials like deco glass, sprinkles and tinfoil, and I manipulated some sketches in Photoshop as well. Underneath, you can see where this took me. ;)

 

Inspiration and first sketches..

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Efter og lidt sideløbende med skitseringen, lavede jeg en hel del materialeforsøg. Projektets fokus var, hvordan man kan bearbejde materialer og skabe noget nyt. Jeg eksperimenterede med at gro mine egne krystaller, lave klistre-ting-på-ballon forsøg og flette stanniol, gavepapir og affaldssække. Tag et kig nedenfor – det giver nok lidt mere mening. ;)

 

TRANSLATION: After the sketching I made lot of experiments with different materials. The main focus of the project was to manipulate materials and create something new. I grew crystals, made whatever-sticks-to-a-balloon experiments and braided tinfoil, gift wrapping paper and garbage bags. Take a look underneath – it will probably make a lot more sense then. ;)

 

Ideation and experimenting…

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Den største udfordring var at få det op i størrelse og få det til at holde! For at det var stort nok til at komme i og af, og for at det ikke skulle falde sammen, måtte jeg nåle pladevat på en gine, smide en affaldssæk udover med et hul til hovedet og så ellers stive det af med en masse gaffatape! ;)

Opgaven indebar, at vi skulle skabe et modefoto, der illustrerede vores univers/historie. Jeg valgte at kalde mit værk “Outer Stranger” for at spille på idéen om et væsen fra det ydre rum. Resultatet kan ses herunder. :)

 

TRANSLATION: The biggest challenge was to create it big enough for one to actually wear it and to make it last! I had to use cotton batting on the dummy to make it bigger, and then through a garbage bag over it with a hole for the head to get through. I also had to use a lot of gaffer tape to make it stiff enough so it wouldn’t collapse when taken of the dummy. ;)

The assignment said to create a fashion photo that illustrated our design universe. I called my piece “Outer Stranger” because of the idea about outer space, like a supernatural being. The result is shown underneath. :)

 

The final piece: “Outer Stranger”

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Det var forresten VIRKELIG koldt at tage de billeder sidst i september i bare fødder og et vejr der føltes som minusgrader! Hvad man ikke må ofre for et godt billede…

 

TRANSLATION: It was by the way REALLY cold shooting these photos outside in September in bare feet and weather that felt like degrees below freezing. What one wouldn’t do for that one great photo…

 

Photographer: Kasper Fløjgaard Christensen
Model: Charlotte Rosenkilde Nielsen
Styling: Charlotte Rosenkilde Nielsen & Charlotte Dahl

 

Thanks for reading. :)
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