Proceeding an unconfident and unsuccessful mid-year assessment, it's time for me to seriously refocus. I'm disappointed with my final outfit, which is upsetting since I was initially so excited about what I had achieved. I think that seeing the outfit together made me realise that I'd been so focused on trying to conceptually communicate, that I forgot about my love for fashion all together. Styling and the 'whole look' is something that I'd expressed interest in early on in the semester.
How did I get so off track? I think at this stage, I've been able to really hone in on a few ideas - rather than trying to include them all, which is definitely positive. I'm going to scale back my ambitions and focus on what I can take from my current realisation in order to move onwards and upwards. Feeling totally motivated, I know where I need to go next. I am so impressed with the fact that I achieved a shape that moved beyond the body and also my use of print. I know that Robyn was a little confused about the intent of my print, but I think that once put into context it will make more sense. Actually, if I'm going to be honest - I'm going to focus on what I want to do. This is what has tripped me up. No more concern as to whether I'm communicating my concept in the best way. My collection, my year. I will try to dismiss ideals to get into MSFW, since at the end of the day, I'll be really pissed off if I end up with a collection that is not at all what I'd envisaged.
So here we are. Inspired by the previously posted editorial, which admittedly, I came across by simply searching 'fashion hoarding', the layering of garments, sense of texture, colour and print communicates this sense of accumulation, which is now my primary intention. I will still use my ideas to do with a build up in colour and also my use of structure, which builds and grows with the collection. Though I need to look at piecing outfits together in a more balanced manner. Teamed with RTW garments, I'll be delivering these conceptual pieces, but also creating clothes that people want to wear!
The following images seem relevant in different ways and I'm particularly inspired by Marc Jacobs' latest collection, which is a kind of 70's Mexicana. Beautiful. Layers that experiment in proportion, colour and print are just divine and exactly what I wish to achieve. Patch-working and the introduction of design lines will allow me to use different fabrics / textures / prints.