Print Project

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This was project was inspired by my chosen narrative about a journey and change in direction. I decided to look at a poem by William Wordsworth which I was able to relate to and start to generate some visual concepts and ideas. Through developing my research I was able to create interesting patterns and shapes which I could bring to photoshop and experiment with.

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My first garment: A Work of Fiction

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Based from the happy memories of listening to Tolkien’s, The Hobbit on cassette, narrated by Stephan Fry, I created this whimsical print design. I wanted to create something that exuded the warmth of a truly happy point in my life but something that also showed a feeling of Tolkien’s world.

The t-shirt pattern is made from a mixture of hand painted images and Photoshop. I used bright colours to bring out the warmth of my memories. I wanted to have an oversized T-shirt and raw edges to create a slightly unkempt look.

My model showed this look off wonderfully. We paired the t-shirt with chunky lace up boots, knee high socks and a leather jacket. For the makeup and hair I wanted to create a wild tribal look.

The t-shirt was fun to make and a good introduction into fashion design.

Narrative Print

This is the first piece of work I completed, it was a narrative project. We had to choose either a song, a poem, a book or a quote. Mine was to do with losing old memories and regaining new memories, that’s why I chose flowers to put on my print because flowers represent things such as trust, love etc. I chose the colour black and white because black represents darkness and white is more of a nice soft colour and less harsh.

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Ashley’s Print Design Project

Chester university year 1’s first textile project was all about print. The brief had to relate back to the individual designer’s personal objects. My objects were a collection of things I had brought home whilst on holiday or achievements I had done like a marathon/triathlon.
The objects that really stood out for me was the tweety armband I had brought home from Zante, a medal from completing the Chester half marathon, a happy birthday badge from my 18th and a V fest wristband.

After rearranging the objects in various positions I finally came up with my final print. I then had to transfer my print on to Photoshop, once arranged on Photoshop the print was transferred to the digital printer. Once the print was printed I then had to sew the garment together.

Print Design Project.

For one of our first projects we created a look based around a narrative that was taken from lyrics or poems. I began with a song from kodaline and then developed a mood board based on some of the lyrics It consisted of birds, love and anything with a sense of freedom. From this I went onto looking at an array of artists and contemporary dancers in particular taking inspiration from Matisse’s paper cut outs on which I went onto creating my own and putting then up against a window to produce different effects from the natural sunlight. My print design was then formed after manipulating different images from my cut outs on Photoshop, and layering a number of images and changing things such as the hue, saturation and opacity etc. _mg_6207

The brief // Fashion Brand Development

Year 1 Students

We have looked at the current leading fashion brands and analysed through boards, the unique personality and appeal needed to develop a ‘desirability factor’ for potential consumers.

We are looking at how brands are built, promoted and managed, and how brand identity is used as a tool to promote products and build consumer loyalty.

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Year 1 Brand Poster Presentation