Monday, October 27, 2008

Usability vs Art?

What is fashion art or just for wearing? I think its definitly both. Whether you mean to be artsy with your clothes or not most of the time you are. When it comes to art its how most people express themselves, I know I like to. Your more than likely not going to wear something thats not comfortable to you, if your sad you will prolly not wear something bright. The art form of clothing refers to the shape, color, texture, how it fits the body, etc. Where as usability is the place or occasion the outfit is being worn. Either way you are expressing yourself. I like to wear things that are noticed that look good and fit my body type and make me feel comfortable. I know thats how most people would like to dress. I think the Milan fashion show were absolutely wonderful this year, they were edgy and some over the top very interesting to watch and analyse, they were very artistic but yet they had alot of things people can wear in everyday life and still feel like they are expressing themselves with that clothing style. I think its very important for the wearer to feel good in their clothing while still try to portray that feeling or that mood and the clothes in the Milan fashion show allow just that.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

my inspiration

I have always been into fashion. I love to watch the new things going in and coming out. I have sketched a few things here and there but never really a whole lot because I cant really draw that well. My inspiration comes from many things. I love to just look around and watch the things going on. Like looking at what colors I see most or which ones jump out at me most, or maybe it will be the street clothes people wear. Ever since I have been at UNCG I have watched the things people wear and how they are so different from the things I see back home. I have noticed such creativity from all the people around here. I think too they inspire me I see what they have on and notice how they arranged the clothes they are wearing and think as to how I could arrange that into a way I like or what I can add to that to make it something else. Putting colors and patterns together is something I like doing. A lot of time when I have clothes that have gotten too small or maybe I have a shirt that has a hole in it somewhere and I don’t want to get rid of it I will think of a way I can make it something else or make it wearable again. I like things that aren’t too tight fitting but still extenuate the body in a feminine way. I have been intrigued by the high wasted belts and the long or short flowing shirts. I think that there are so many ways you can style a shirt that way and add things to either dress it up or dress it down like with some jewelry and a light jacket to dress it up and maybe jeans and flats to dress it down. I like to use things that come off of other material like maybe it would be left over from something someone designed or something. I think there is so much you can to with just a small piece of fabric added to another. You can change it so much with just that small piece. Also another thing are prints I love for something to have a lot of print whether it be animal, flower, shapes, lines, etc I think all of these play up a design in making it a lot more interesting.