The look book concept I have decided to use is ‘Doomsday’ which is my take on a blend between outerwear, tech-wear and punk styles, which I believe fit nicely within my narrative of an apocalyptic setting.
The main narrative I intend to show is one that paints ‘Doomsday’ as an event of darkness, evil and mystery, drawing from fashion and media inspirations that I hope fit within my story, reflecting current fashion trends.
In African societies there is a big tradition involving masquerades. These are plays, ceremonies, or dances by masked performers. Masquerades provide entertainment, define social roles, and communicate religious meaning. The masquerades are highly important because they are symbols of ancestors, spirits, or even the history and culture of whole peoples. I aim to produce a lookbook demonstrating Masquerades influence on Fashion.
I will be trying to create a Zine to portray sustainability within Indian fashion and how I feel it should improve. As well as what can be done to change the way we think about the outfits we wear and buy. Within this I would like to consider natural dyes, sustainable fabrics as well as basic information in regard to the environment. Furthermore, I wanted to make sure I add information on sustainable fashion designers who relate to the cause.
When considering my Mother's wardrobe, she has a large collection of Indian outfits, ranging from saris, lehengas, and suits. Every new occasion whether this be for a wedding or religious event such as Diwali or Navratri, she has a different outfit. I feel like the outfits we buy aren’t used to their full potential due to the competition and social pressure we all try to live up to.
I decided to focus my zine on the dark side of fast fashion as many people aren’t aware of the consequences of this industry.
There are many bad sides to fast fashion however I have split my focus into three parts.
- The first is the pollution from this industry and its impact on the environment.
- The second part I will be looking into is the sweatshops.
- Lastly I want to focus on the newly developed culture of waste.
To conclude I have included ways for people to improve their fashion lifestyles to inspire them to help reduce the consequences of fast fashion today.
Istanbul is rich in cultural heritage based from its history as a Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman capital, because of its status as a world rising power, its history, and its importance to culture in both Europe and the world has made it one of the leading nations today.
I have created a trend look book based on my Turkish heritage to celebrate the independence of Turkey, its culture, craft industry and faith.
This project is focused on the flower power movement from the 1960s and 1970s, as a political movement protesting against war and violence in favour of peace and unity - illustrated through flowers as their weapons.
I will be designing a range of garments and prints inspired by the flower power movement. My goal is to get across the message behind it and to show the big role it has within nature and society during the 60s and 70’s. The floral concept will portray beauty, peace, tranquillity and unity with the intention of stopping violence and war. Flower power still has an impact today, I want to show how protesting and coming together to create peace, using nature as a source of weaponry.
“Vienna Secession Movement grew out of the revolt of the artists who were eager to question traditional understanding of what art is and what art should be in regards to the society. Unified by a new vision, this group of artists, architects and designers introduced new concepts by embracing different influences and in general opened a path for the upcoming wave of Modernism”
I will investigate and explore how and why Vienna Secession was formed and the impact members had in the past and present. I will explore their rebellion against strict societal norms through textiles samples and bioplastics, taking inspiration from their artwork and architecture.
An item I have always wished to create is a wedding dress, specifically, one that is an evolution of the already extravagant Pakistani couture. I began to look at designers who had already manipulated the orthodox wedding dress, adding to, or even subtracting from, the usual elements of trails, sleeves and skirts, to create statement pieces. Christian Dior was ultimately, my prime inspiration, that I chose to delve into, and research. A trope that motivated me in the creation of my own garment was the origami like structures of many exclusive wedding dresses. I wanted to pose a challenge for myself by somehow merging the archetypal embroidered and sequined lenghas of Pakistani culture, and ironically, marrying it to these flamboyant, more westernized outfits, with a focus on structure, yet embellishments to compose a piece that was a hybrid of stand out components from works of both my cultures. Using architecture to inform my work I created origami shapes from paper and fabric allowing me to develop those simple shapes into refined crisp folds and clear detailing.
“In the Wide World the Wood-elves lingered in the twilight of our Sun and Moon, but loved best the stars; and they wandered in the great forests that grew tall in lands that are now lost. They dwelt most often by the edges of the woods, from which they could escape at times to hunt, or to ride and run over the open lands by moonlight or starlight; and after the coming of Men they took ever more and more to the gloaming and the dusk. Still elves they were and remain, and that is Good People.”