So today we were lucky enough to recieve a guest lecture from one half if the designer duo known as Boudica. It was quite an amazing talk i found it hard to take notes on anything besides the authors, books or movies that were recomended however i found that if i ha missed it i would have missed out on a vital lesson that would have edified my life. one of the main things that i took frpm the talk is that you dont always need to have all the money in the world to produce an amazing collection of clothes, althought it would obviusly help i think that a lack of money can aloe you to push your creativity to new realms bettering you as a person and as a designer.
I also took from the talk not to limit yourself to typical visuals for inspiration. As we were told by Zowie how while at a protest men would cover there wirst with tape to prevent police grabbing them and from that she came up with an idea through that.
Overall i was glad that i had the oppotunity to hear what Zowie had to say and it was good to find oit how a noted designer came up with ideas and surivies in the cut throat business.
Sunday, 17 April 2011
|DJ Kool Herc|
As well as DJing Beat boxing was another emerging style in the Hip-Hop Scene which involves making a percussive sound with your mouth. One of the early known Beat boxers was Biz Markie
|DJ Afrika Bambata|
The fashion for the 1980s Hip-Hop follower was an Adidas tack suit shell toe ,trainers a rope chain, and kangol hats the group above known as Run DMC were probably the best known for this style.
This iconic image of Olympic athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos became the symbol of the northern soul movement which is why the black fist is the most related symbol of the northern soul movement.
The northern soul subculture began to grow in Manchester, the twisted nerve was a well noted club for northern soul but in its later years became known as a drug haven and as a result closed in 1971.
Wigan Casino also became a noted Northern soul spot and regularly hosted soul all nighters where people could come to dance and listen to the latest northern soul music.
These are just 3 of the artists that was a part of the northern soul movement. The clothing worn by people associated in the northern soul movement were known for wearing tank tops with a large collection of badges, they were also know for wearing loose bowling shirts and skirts as they need room to breathe in their clothing wen they would dance
Sunday, 13 March 2011
The Black Panther Party originally a party for self defense was founded in October 1966 by Bobby seale and Huey. P. Norton as a reaction to the police brutality that African- Americans neighborhoods were facing. The BPP were political leftists (Promotes social justice and equality) as a result actions were taken. The black panthers were known to dress in black and sometimes blue.
|Huey. P. Newton|
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Christian Dior was born in 1905 in Granville on the
. His father was a wealthy fertiliser manufacturer and had dreams of Dior becoming a lawyer however Christian Dior longed to be a part of the art industry. Gulf of St Malo
In 1928 Christian Dior’s father gave him an art gallery and I later became the gallery for avant-garde artists such as Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso etc however Dior closed the doors to his gallery when the depression in 1931 hit his family business causing it to go bankrupt.
After closing the doors to his gallery Christian Dior barley made a living selling fashion illustrations to couture fashion companies, and in 1938 couturier Robert Piguet offered Dior a job as a design assistant.
After serving in the war as an officer Dior had a theory that the public was ready for a new style his idea consisted of a sumptuous silhouette and billowing skirts. (At the time
were hard pressed for coal food and clothes) France
Christian Dior debuted in 1947 with his collection quickly coined as the “new look” with was an instant hit due to his luxurious fabrics and amazing silhouettes
Dior became more in demand and opened a ready to wear boutique in
. New York
In 1957 Christian Dior Died of a heart attack in
, his funeral was widely attended and Yves Saint Laurent became his successor. Italy
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
The 90's had quite a few subcultures that are sill everpresent in todays society.
|Hip-Hop had a major impact on society with huge rope chains to shiny (flammable) shell suits.|
|Grunge was all about layers, thrift shopping, and deconstruction|
|One of the forerunners of the Grunge sound a look Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)|
|Acid house was a way of life as well as a subculture|
so a few things happend in the 90s so im going to show a few selected.
|11th February nelson Mandela was released from prison after serving 27 years imprisonment|
|Margret thatcher stepped down as PM and John Major became the Toorie Pm however in 1997 Tony Blair became the new Labor PM|
|Princess Diana lost her life in a car crash in 1997|
|the Internet was made for public use (Nerdy note the creator of the interweb gave it to the people for free)|