11 maj, 20162 Comments

The day before finals

Hej bloggen! Gah, jag saknar verkligen att blogga, vilket så klart är kul att känna - då gör man ju något man verkligen gillar! Och snart är den här ofrivilliga bloggpausen över, som tur är. I morgon har jag nämligen min sista stora presentation, min finale critique, och sen är jag klar. Hur sjukt?! Ett år i skolan har bara swischat förbi sådär!

Det är givetvis en hel del grejer som ska fixas till i morgon, men mest lite småprojekt här och där, så det känns ändå helt okej tidsmässigt sett. Förra terminens final var tusen gånger värre, men då hade jag ett par andra kurser än i år som gav mer stresspåslag, plus att man alltid stressar mer när man gör något första gången - tycker jag i alla fall. Att jag varit superpollenallergisk har väl inte hjälpt till direkt men det har ändå gått. I lite segare takt än annars kanske.

Jag har börjat bygga upp en ordentlig bank av blogginlägg i huvudet som ska ut, så snart skolan är kirrad och done kommer det här börja läggas upp. Tills dess kan jag bjuda på lite "in action"-bilder på hur det typ ser ut när jag jobbar. Typ alltså, då detta var en uppgift i fotokursen jag går så stylades givetvis arbetsprocessen en del. (Men det kreativa kaoset är där, kanske bara mer polerat.) Här har ni my work process!



  
  

I'm missing blogging a looot these days, which is a good thing - that means I really love to blog! But soon this blog pause will be over, tomorrow is my last day in school. Insane huh?! A year went by sooo fast. But can't help to be joyful over the fact that in little more than 24h this will be done. Check! Scary too of course, but that fear I'll save for next week.

While pausing the blog I've started to build up a couple of ideas for the blog, can't wait to put it all out there. So check back soon! In the meantime I'm giving you some pics of "my work process", which was an assignment in our photoclass. It's maybe a tad (tiny tad) more polished than when I actually work, but the creative chaos is still there. 😉 

16 mars, 20162 Comments

My work: Bridal for Elie Saab

I måndags hade vi deadline för bridalprojektet vi gjort för Elie Saab. Tidigt på morgonen innan lektionen började var vi och hämtade upp våra sprillans nypressade portfolios hos tryckeriet. Jag tänkte att jag skulle visa er några sidor ur folion jag lämnade in.

Vårt brief var "The contemporary bride", vilket är ett ganska svårdefinierbart tema. Jag valde att basera mitt projekt på trenden slow living och längtan efter naturen. Vi uppmuntras ofta att följa vår kultur och vårt arv och jag tyckte att midsommar är en högtid som passar väldigt bra in i bröllopssegmentet och som dessutom är en högtid som är lite mer exotiskt här i baguetteland. Här kommer mina tre första moodboards, en sida från min fabricresearch samt bilder från skissboken som vi också lämnade in.

Monday was the deadline of the bridal for Elie Saab project we did. Early Monday morning we went and collected our newly printed portfolios with the projects. Very exciting! I thought I'd show you a few pages from mine.

Our brief was "The contemporary bride", which is a very fluent theme. I chose to base my collection on the slow living trend and the longing for nature. We are often encouraged to design after our own culture and heritage and I thought that Midsummer would be suiting. Swedish midsummer is a very old holiday and comes with a lot of symbols and traditions. Here are my moodboards, a bit of fabric research, and some excerpts from the sketchbook we handed in.

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Och givetvis resultatet, de sex illustrationerna med klänningarna Sol, Ingrid, Liv, Freja, Svea och Maj 🙂

 And the final six dresses: Sol, Ingrid, Liv, Freja, Svea and Maj!

24 februari, 2016Inga kommentarer

The Wizard of Wazte

Hola onsdagslovers! Jag bryter in här med ett modedesigninlägg, så att ni inte blir helt mätta på palmer och sandstränder 😉 Jag har inte berättat om ett väldigt spännande projekt vi håller på med i kursen Surface treatment. Vi började med att kreera kollage, något jag snöade in på helt i julas. Det är verkligen en konstform jag gillar och skulle vilja bli bättre på, så jag var väldigt exalterad. Här hittar ni ett gäng kollage jag fallit för på pinterest.

Utifrån våra kollage är tanken att vi ska skapa plagg, med olika ytbehandlingar. Jag har sedan förra våren haft en idé om att skapa kläder av avfall, något jag tydligen inte är ensam om (*host* Christopher Kanes senaste *host*). Jag har genom året på PCA också haft tema sagor på mina projekt (helt omedvetet från början) så jag gjorde ett kollage med en parafras på The Wizard of Oz.

Hey Wednesdaylovers! I thought I'd mix in a fashion post, to make sure you're not completely bored with palm trees and sandy beaches 😉 I haven't told you about a very exciting project we're working on in the course Surface Treatment. We started off by creating collages, an artform I really like and want to become better at. You can find some of my fave collages here.

We will there after work from our collage, interpret it and make garments from it with different surface treatments on them. I've had an idea since last spring to do a collection out of waste material, and I'm apparently not the only one with that idea (*cough* The latest show from Christopher Kane *cough*). I've had fairytales as a theme this year so I decided to do a collage with a paraphrase on the classic The Wizard of Oz. Behold: The wizard of wazte.

oz_collage_textJa, jag vet att det sannerligen är dåligt photoshoppat, men det skyller jag på tidsbrist. Dock är jag nöjd med tanken! Vi skickade iväg printet på direkten till en amerikansk printfirma och precis innan jag åkte iväg på semester fick jag hem det. Därutöver har jag börjat på en bomber/armyjacka där oket ska vara i scrapbitar av tyg + allehanda skräp med texten "Wizard of Wazte" tryckt i guldiga graffitibokstäver över. Gahh! Så kul! Önskar tiden fanns så att ni skulle få se en hel kollektion gjorde av skräp. Uppdaterar er med resultatet framöver!

Yes I know the photoshopping aint that good, but I'm blaming my old pal time crunch. I'm although very happy with the idea! We sent off the print to an American print firm straight away and just before leaving Paris I got it back. And I've also started trials on a bomber/armyjacket that will have a yoke made of scrap pieces of fabrics and other discarded things with the text "Wizard of wazte" printed in gold graffiti letters over it. Gaah, this is so much fun! Wish I had the time to make a whole collection of waste materials. Will update you with the result further on!

 

31 januari, 2016Inga kommentarer

Collection concepts class: Royals of today

Et voilà! Här kommer så äntligen veckans modeskisser. Detta projekt ingår i vår collection concepts class ska in i morgon och briefet (projektbeskrivningen?) lydde som så här: använd den finaste bröllopsspetsen som Frankrike kan uppbåda och applicera den på herrkonfektion. Uh oh... Inte lätt! Men jag spann ihop en story om spets och dess ursprung (ni vet, endast tillåtet för män och kungligheter att bära spets från början) och dagens kungligheter - våra sportstjärnor. Och gjorde ett sportplagg i spets, en baseball/bomberjacka!

And ta da! Here are this week's fashion drawings. This project is for our concept class due tomorrow. The brief was: use the finest bridal lace France can produce and apply it on menswear. Uhhhh... ok. Not easy! But I came up with a story about the origin of lace (you know, only allowed for men and royals to wear it from the beginning) and about the royals of today - our sport stars. And I did a sporty piece with lace - a baseball/bomber jacket!

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Inte supernöjd med den här, men det är min första herrskiss. Glittret skulle givetvis dit också, spetsen jag valde har stänk av silverstygn i blommorna 😉 / Not super happy with this sketch, but it's my first menswear. Of course I had to add som glitter too. the lace I chose have patches of silver stitches in it 😉

 

21 december, 2015Inga kommentarer

Finals behind the scenes

Dagarna innan finals var ganska intensiva, det var en kamp mot klockan att få klart presentationen till utsatt tid för alla. Ateljén blir ganska (jätte) stökig och jag tog lite foton för att dokumentera denna ganska oglammiga sidan av att gå modedesign.

The days before final critique were pretty intense and there was a constant struggle against time to finish before deadline. The studio gets pretty (very) messy and I snapped a few photos to show this less glamorous side of fashion design 😉

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Borden fulla med tyg, golven ska vi inte ens prata om / Tables filled with fabric and lets not even talk about the floors

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Enda pausen man tog var antingen för mat eller koffein/nikotin. Jag som varken dricker kaffe eller röker drack min ranson av Cola zero.

/ The only breaks you took were either for food or caffein/nicotine. I don't smoke or drink coffee but had my fair share of Cola Zero.

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Två tappra klasskamrater i andra ateljén. Two dear fellow classmates hanging in there.

 

På något sätt blir man alltid klar till utsatt tid ändå, trots att man inte tror att man kommer klara det. Det är liksom magiskt! Lite sömn och mycket skräpmat blir det dock, så nu ska det verkligen tas igen under lovet. Kroppen var helt mör igår.

Somehow you always finish in time, even though it feels like it wasn't gonna happen. It's like magic! But sleep deprivation and a lot of junk food is the result, so I really want to take care of my body. I was totally knackered yesterday.

 

12 december, 20153 Comments

Diamant bag project

Heyyy Saturday. You're not as foxy as usual. My neighbor had a party until 5 am this morning and I'm now on my way to school. 🙁 But only three more days to go now. I thought I could show you some more of what I've done in Digital fashion studio the last couple of weeks.

We had an bag project where the brief instruction was to design our own bag, think up a story around it, the technical drawings and colors and then also do a photoshoot for it. This is how mine turned out.

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My campaign photo, imagined in a glossy fashion magazine. Sister helped med take this photo. Thanks sis!

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The mood, quite glam and party focused. Was inspired by the mirror art that is popping up here and there within interior design and by precious stone shapes.

 

 

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Materials. The bag would look really nice in black leather or mirrored plexiglass *heart emojis*. Anyone who wants to sponsor a bag startup? 😀

 

 

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My first sketches and the first try out, made from an origami base.

 

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I wanted to make a clutch in a different shape, something that would be a conversation starter and I feel I succeeded with that. I like how it turned out, I still need to add a colorway to that board and finish the technical specs. Accessory design is really fun and I'm going to take a course in that next semester, maybe I can make this bag come true 🙂

11 december, 2015Inga kommentarer

Finals are coming

It's Friday, but in my world right now it is not a matter of tgif, it's more like wtf - is it Friday before finals already?!? 12 h shifts in school have been the method this week and let's not talk about how the weekend will look like (work, a lot of work).

But, on a positive note (cus that's all that matters) you get a pretty good overlook of all the things you've learned this semester. And it's a whole lot in my case. Yesterday I sat All day with my sketching portfolio, and although I'm not gonna be Da Vinci any time soon I'm pretty impressed myself with my learning curve.

We've covered the basics in sketching, such as drawing correct postures, faces, hands and feet, pleats, checks and stripes and so on. We've also done a few portraits "in the style of" different artists.

IMG_9012.JPGThe necesseties right now, vitamine C en masse and a podcast (Josefin&Vanja on repeat, or bloggbusiness). IMG_9013.JPGA portrait in the style of artist Julian Opie.  

From Viktor & Rolf's "The shirt collection". 

Anyways, off to work om today's subject, draping shirts!

 

 

 

6 december, 20151 kommentar

Draping class & French pastries

"Life of a fashion design student" could also be the title of this blogpost. Yesterday I went in to uni around 11, stitched up a dummy arm (yes, you have to have an arm when you're gonna drape a shirt and NO it's neither easy or fun) and at 2 pm started a draping class we had missed due to the teacher being sick.

Draping is however quite fun, I prefer it a thousand times over pattern making, which is very dry and flat. Draping a fabric on the form makes it so much more understandable. But it is also not easy and a lot of math goes in to it. Today we started draping the shirt which we're supposed to finish next week and then start our own design to finish within two days. Stressful? Ya.

We draped the yoke, the gatherings, the cuff and pleats.

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Saturday drafting class & birthday drinksThis is what I came up with after 5 hours of draping. It does look a little like a shirt!

Our teacher apparently felt a little sorry for us for coming in on a Saturday night, so he brought us French pastries. The French are hard to beat in this area, I tell you that.
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Saturday drafting class & birthday drinksI had the fraisier, a marsipan pastry with lovely vanilla cream and strawberries... Gah! Definitely made the class easier after that.

 

 

 

18 november, 2015Inga kommentarer

Couture craftmanship: feather work

Yesterday we started working on feathers in the Couture craftmanship class, an artisan work that has almost been forgotten. In the beginning of the 20th century there was around 800 plumasseries (feather ateliers) in Paris but now only a handful remains. The house of Chanel has since the 90s embarked on a journey of saving the artisans' craftmanship by buying the small ateliers so they can remain financially stable. 

My music lace project with the feathers I bought for this class. Love the pale blue/grey one. Will be interesting to see what everyone can come up with!

If you would want to work in a plumasserie you would first have to do 2-4 years of apprentice ship to acquire all the skills needed to be an artisan in feathers. It's a magical world! Here's a video with one of the few remaining artisans Nelly Saunier who's worked in the field since she was a teenager.

8 november, 20151 kommentar

My pink skirt in Draping class

This Friday I had a presentation of my pink skirt project in 3D design class. Under three weeks we worked on draping a skirt straight on the form, first in muslin and then we had to choose a suitable fabric. I went a little over board on an expensive cashmere but I did really want it to be pink.

Pink Cashmir Skirt projectI really like the shape and that the thick fabric makes it some what of a winter skirt.

Pink Cashmir Skirt projectDraping on a model is so much more understandable than working with flat patterns. You understand the shapes and its consequences a lot more.Pink Cashmir Skirt project As you might have seen I had a little breakdown earlier this week resulting in tea stains all over the skirt. They are still there, but at least they are harder to see now after a cold hand wash - cashmere is sensitive to washing so I did not dare wash it in a laundromat. At least now I know better than to transport any liquid together with one of my precious project in the same bag. You live and you learn. 😉 

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