Project: “I need a new dress”

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Nogle af jer, der har fulgt med på Instagram, har måske set, at jeg i sidste uge skød ugen i gang med et lille kjoleprojekt. Jeg skulle i byen i lørdags i Aalborg med nogle piger fra studiet og kunne rigtig godt tænke mig en ny kjole til anledningen – men også fordi, at de kjoler, jeg har, efterhånden har været brugt så mange gange. Jeg har heller ikke helt kunne finde noget i butikkerne, der var både festligt nok, sad pænt eller til overkommelig pris. Så jeg besluttede mig simpelthen for at designe og sy en kjole selv, og det nåede da også at blive et lidt presset projekt for mig, fordi jeg også havde andre planer, men det gik! ;) Det fede ved selv at designe og sy selv (hvis det ellers går nogenlunde fejlfrit) er jo også at få det lige præcis, som man ønsker, og at det sidder, som det skal på ens figur – og så er det også lidt sejt at kunne sige, at det er eget design!

Ovenfor er lidt procesbilleder fra processen og nedenfor ses det endelige resultat. Der kommer et blogindlæg i løbet af ugen med billeder fra aftenen, hvor man kan se den på.

Fortsat god aften!

 

TRANSLATION: Those of you who follow me on Instagram might have seen some pictures from last week where I started a small dress project at home. I was out with some friends from my study Saturday in Aalborg and I really wanted a new dress for the occasion – but also because I felt like I had worn all my dresses out so many times. I haven’t been able to find anything in the stores lately either. It has not been festive enough, fitted me poorly or was a bit too expensive for my budget. So I simply decided to sew a dress myself and it ended up being a pretty busy week for me, because of course I had other plans as well. But I managed! ;) The best part about designing and sewing something for you (if you don’t run into too many problems), is that you get exactly what you want and it fits your body shape. Plus, it’s just awesome to be able to wear and show your own design!

Above, there are pictures from the process and underneath this you can see the final dress – my new ‘little black dress’. I will create a post later this week with pictures from Saturday evening where you can see me wear it.

Have a nice evening!

 

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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

 

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