Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Exercise 1

Fashion image I began this exercise by searching for female fashion photographers. One that has really caught my attention is contemporary photographer Julia Noni (born in Italy, raised in Germany, currently based in New York City). She shoots for fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and for brands such as Dior and Swarovski. What draws… Continue reading Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Exercise 1

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Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Research point 3

Pattern and print designer brand Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (Madrid, 1960-) is a fashion designer famous for her colorful, bold designs and patterns. I feel her work primarily leans towards creating an identifiable brand. Her brand has steadily expanded throughout the years (more than 100 fashion accessory licenses) and branched well beyond just clothing… Continue reading Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Research point 3

Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Research point 1

Fashion photographers Textile qualities: Silhouette Volume Drape Movement Opacity / transparency Texture Colour Pattern and print Irving Penn Ball Dress by Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci, New York, 2007 Made of steel gray heat-crinkled silk organza embroidered with linear chain stitch in white silk. http://blog.metmuseum.org/blogmode/index.php/2007/12/17/lair-du-temps/olivier-theyskens/ Silhouette: ball gown, fitted bodice with voluminous skirt / dress contrasts… Continue reading Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Research point 1

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Exercise 1

Function of Marianne Straub's Moquette textile (1970) From Part Three, I remember analyzing designs/art works based on their literal (denotation) and implied (connotation) meanings, as well as identifying different examples of visual communication. Besides being durable, Straub's design conveys certain message(s) and emotional response(s), serves as an industrial design, is visually pleasing to look at and is part… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Exercise 1

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Kusama, Bouroullec & Straub

Describing context Infinity Mirrored Room (1998), Yayoi Kusama Art: visual, nonfunctional Temporary: part of the 'Organic' exhibition (1998-99) in the Palais des Arts, Toulouse, France (http://www.lesabattoirs.org/en/node/3101) Large scale: room-sized installation Transforms and defines space and forms with use of color (white dots over bright red background) and pattern / repetition of different-sized dots. Mirrored walls "increase" space, creates illusion of infinity. Immersive experience, viewer completely surrounded… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Kusama, Bouroullec & Straub

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Surrounded Islands (1980–83), Christo and Jeanne-Claude art installation: no function, purely visual/aesthetic temporary: displayed for two weeks in Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida large scale, repetition: 6.5 million square feet of woven polypropylene fabric placed on surface of water, contouring eleven islands emphasizes by bringing attention with use of bright pink colour and scale, visually… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Textile architecture extension to the Serpentine Sackler Gallery (2013) designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher London, UK contrast old vs. new, classical vs. contemporary space and context transformed organic forms permanent structure made of glass-fibre woven textile, glass and steel function: restaurant, open social space https://www.archdaily.com/433507/the-serpentine-sackler-gallery-zaha-hadid-architects https://www.dezeen.com/2013/09/27/serpentine-sackler-gallery-by-zaha-hadid-photographs-by-luke-hayes/ Tuballoon (2006) designed by Snøhetta Kongsberg, Norway pavilion, main stage for the… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point pt.2

Room Six: Territories, pp.146 - 147 Mongolia (2003), Mette Tronoll photographic project portraits and landscape home place tradition textile 'A ger is a round, white tent and is the home of the nomads living on the steppes in Mongolia.' (Mette Tronvoll, p.146) 'The nomad moves, but he is always at the centre of the desert, at the… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point pt.2

Part 5, Project 1 (The life cycle of textiles and materials) – Research point

Stages of textile product life cycle 1. Agriculture/raw fibre production Planting, harvesting and/or processing of plants/products such as cotton, flax, silk, synthetic fibers, wool, etc. Research: Cultivating and harvesting of plants taking into consideration such factors as seasons, time needed for crops, varieties of seeds suitable for hand or machine processing, and equipment needed. There… Continue reading Part 5, Project 1 (The life cycle of textiles and materials) – Research point