Thursday, 26 March 2015

male female clothing timeline through celebrities

Although a perfect representation of masculine to feminine clothing would be tailoring/suit, I want to make prom dress and thus it'll be harder for me to achieve this. However, I will still search for ways to do so to produce the perfect result. Here are some very empowered iconic women for inspiration:

Coco Chanel
coco chanel
Marlene Dietrich
marlene dietrich
Katharine Hepburn
katherine hepburn
Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and his wife Bianca.
YSL Le Smoking

Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton

Grace Jones
Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Amnesty International's "Human Rights Now!" concert.
sarah jessica parker

Kate Moss
Kate Moss

Oprah Winfrey
oprah winfrey
Angelina Jolie
angelina jolie

Salma Hayek
salma hayek


Jennifer Aniston
jennifer aniston

Emma Stone
emma stone!!! <3

Thursday, 12 March 2015

José Romussi

Chilean artist Jose Romussi takes vintage black & white photographs of ballerinas and stitches lines of colourful thread into the picture. Echoing a nostalgic view of the past as a place where time was more plentiful, Romussi takes on the slow and methodical art of embroidery in this series. The strong colours and fine linear threads add new energies, emphasizing the lines and movements of a bygone age. 'My work is a constant search to be able to express and represent my ideas. I know there is more that what is tangible and visible and I do not think everything has been done. Therefore, I am constantly exploring and discovering new techniques and materials. I want to give a new perspective to things that already exist and give a moment in time in the present to whatever has already been forgotten. I am interested on stitching the past and the present: all surfaces are penetrable.'

alice in wonderland inspired surreal photography

 TIM WALKER - STORY TELLER - Stella Tennant in hare mask and Charles Guislain in birds of paradise crown, Howick Hall, 2010

historic smocking

When researching how femininity was portrayed through clothing in the Victorian era, I found that smocking was a popular pleating technique used in large Victorian gowns to create an intricate feminine pattern around the neck, waist and chest, in a means of enhancing such feminine parts. However, it was only the rich who could afford to dress like this. Victorian dresses portray a high class, wealthy, classy and sometimes girly feminine exterior. With this small research and pictures, I plan to respond by creating my own sample of smocking because of its historic significance of high class femininity.


Friday, 6 March 2015

I am in love with the embellishments on these Chanel garments, I even screen shot the details for inspiration (although not loading on blog). I love that the intricate detail oozes sophistication and just the beauty of femininity and even empowerment because of the character the patterns portray. I'd love to use embellishment in my final and also experiment with it as I have never done this before.

Monday, 2 March 2015

At this early stage, I am eager to find inspiration. I think i hit jackpot with this "Making of Chanel Couture SS15" video <3

Also, this Dior couture ss15!