Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Year 1 - Generic Fashion Module

Hi All,

Sorry I missed some of you last week.
By now you should have in depth research on your the fashion story you are proposing.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 28th Feb) I'll be looking for your ideas on the following:
- images of clothing etc you will use in the shoot (photos of actual garments or similar)
- concept + theme of the fashion story
- images to show visual direction (i.e. style of photography/props/location/type of model etc)
- what magazine/publication your story will appear in
- what the images will be like (model poses, styling, lighting, colour ideas etc)
- how you will be laying out the final images

if you have any questions email me genericfashionmdx (at) hotmail.com

Sunday, 26 February 2012

AW|12 thoughts?

LFW AW|12 has been & gone

Burberry Prorsum, definitely one of my favourites, 
gorgeous collection, gorgeous end, Romance in the rain! - SRK

Groups A, B & C..
What were your favorite collections, shows, moments, thoughts?


Must-see research resource for all fashion | textiles students, 
Get on it!

Friday, 17 February 2012


Groups A, B & C
Make sure this weekend you are constantly checking the shows and think
about what you have learnt about the garment in the last few months..
you'll notice so many more details from these collections!!!

There are live streams throughout the weekend link below, keep an eye on
the schedule too:


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Year 1 - Generic Fashion Module

Hi All

Low attendance today (15/2/2012) so here are the details for next week.
(Can someone post this is on the Facebook group please...)

Nick Knight - Photographer

Generic Fashion Module - Part Four - The Press, Styling, Photography and Marketing.

For this part of the module, your groups will be presenting 1 FASHION STORY.
This will be a fashion editorial for a magazine/publication - online or in print.
 The Fashion Story should reflect the work of the designer you researched and designed for in Part 3. The designer can be a starting point - so be creative and take your ideas as far as you can.

There are many ways to create a fashion story - so you do not have to limit yourself to the setup of photographer + stylist + clothes + model. You should all have investigated and be aware of different image makers i.e. on the list - so you have some inspiration.

Use THEFASHIONSPOT.COM forums - their users upload the work of creative fashion teams in the Behind The Lens forum. Here you can get a quick overview of many of fashion's key image makers.

Nicola Formichetti (stylist)
Tim Walker (Photographer)

FOR NEXT WEEK : 22 Feb 2012
You will all have done LOTS of brainstorming on potential ideas for your fashion story.
Post ideas on your facebook page so your colleagues can see what you are thinking.

In this lesson you will need to show visual direction and ideas for your shoot - i.e. theme, model, aesthetic, photography style, location etc. Are there shoots you love already? What magazine would your editorial fit in? Will there even be clothes in the shoot? Could it be a fashion film or an illustrated story?  Will it be a street-style shoot? What props would you make / use? What will the make-up/hair/clothing be like? B E  C R E A T I V E

I will be working with you in your groups to finalise an idea for your fashion story. Please come with lots of ideas - no matter how good/bad you think they are.  It's not fun when people don't have ideas as it holds us back a week. Get excited please!

Many thanks,

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Textiles - Year 1 - Generic Fashion

Thanks for presenting your work today.
Can someone please post this on the Facebook page...
Every group needs to email me their blog address ASAP to:

Next week you will be bringing research & information on:

1 photographer
1 stylist
1 muse or icon
1 magazine or blog or online magazine
as described on the brief.

The above should be relevant to either
1) The designer you have designed your capsule collection for
2) 1 of the 3 designers your group wrote 600 words on
3) The subculture you researched for Generic Fashion Part 2.

It doesn't matter if they are from the Brief's list or not.

Any questions - just ask via the above email address.
Many thanks,

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Year 1 Textiles -Generic Fashion - - 'Designers Project'

Footwear ideas for the 'Story Tailors' team:
Keep the designs young, fresh, clean = contemporary.
Focus of fabric, prints and textile manipulation.