Fashion Student Work || Doomtown III
The primary reason I started a blog was due to lack of content when I was a student. The only fashion related blogs I could find at the time were either personal style blogs - and I don't know if you've noticed, I hate being in front of the camera - or designer's digital portfolios. So I've held off on posting sketchbook work as I wanted to build a foundation of useful and insightful content first. That being said, given the success of sharing the sketchbook work behind CRYS, I felt now may be an appropriate time to further embarrass myself with sharing my peculiar drawing style and nostalgic projects.
I turned 25 this week, I've had my business for 18months and oh how my handwriting has changed! But in the glorious digital age we live, I can upload it once and view it for eternity to reflect on how far I have come, I guess. Scroll down for an explanation of this collection entitled: Doomtown Three.
The vast Nevada desert in 1955 was home to a fabricated suburbia, created to test nuclear weapons. This decade of clothing meets the military utilitarian uniform to produce a collection suited to the testing site, also known as Doom Town, where seventy-two mannequins all individually dressed were pre-positioned in real life scenarios.
Combining the unsettled atmosphere of Doomtown with silhouettes from the American housewife of the 50s , Doomtown explores functionality with a certain level of unease. Inspiration taken from the joints of the mannequins is transferred into the represented areas of the garments, marrying the masculine military uniform to the delicate and feminine 50's woman. Perhaps this is subconsciously where my attraction to gender fluid design began to develop. Find the portfolio presentation below:
This project was shortlisted for the Fashion Awareness Direct award, the first competition I had ever been shortlisted for. I'm still in love with this concept and would perhaps wish to reflect and develop some of my design ideas, but given my never ending to-do list I think this would be a low priority task. What do you think? Would you want to see more from this collection or more from my student work buried in storage?