RESEARCH FASHION + TEXTILES

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Piper Shepard: http://www.pipershepard.com/works/
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Shepard's use of cut outs creates more dimention to the pattern she's creating. Within our drawing task in the morning we cut the pages to create more depth (literally) in our drawing. Shepard's use of repition within her work varies from the abstract pattern that we created but they are both very bold because of the strong distinction between light and dark.

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Michael Brennand - http://lostinlace.org.uk/artists/michael-brennand-wood
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Brennand's lace inspired work for 'lost in lace' shows the use of negitive space. Lace concerns itself with the shapes that are created through the spaces it leaves behind and Brennand exaggerates these spaces. This piece then becomes more of a visual spectacle rather then a wearable fabric. Wrapping string around strateigicly places hooks is what we explored today as well. Unlike Brennands, our work encorportates physical 3D objects within the string but they both hold the same concept.

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David Downton

My favorite part of fashion illustration was the bold hard outlines with the combination of soft ink and water colour. Downton does this beautifully. I love the idea of taking someones work and expanding upon it in a completely different discipline. Downton is able to draw a beautiful face whilst not making the face the central factor which is really interesting to me. The use of white space is also really very interesting because instead of drawing all the features into her shirt, by using blank space on the page it is just as effective. 

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D D A A Y Y 3

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Amelia Hrustic

Hrustic uses paper to create different shapes on the body. These garments are completely unwearable however they are very effective because they play with geometry. There is a distinct irony in the fact that paper is what people do geometry on not what they make it out of. These garments are meticulously designed and they relate to what we did in fashion/textiles, not only because it was made out of paper, but it deals with shape. Unlike Hrustic our shapes made were not in their own right. My shape was used to make pleats that draped well over the model where as the shapes here do not drape over the body but still somehow extend it.  

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