6. Part Five - Textiles · 6.d. Project 4: Enveloping the body

Research Point – Pattern and Print

Can you think of any designer brands characterised by their use of print and pattern? You should be able to come up with at least one well-known high street example. Do you think this is primarily about aesthetic considerations or is it in part an attempt to create an identifiable brand that can then extend… Continue reading Research Point – Pattern and Print

6. Part Five - Textiles · 6.d. Project 4: Enveloping the body

Research Point – Chanel

Chanel are famous for their tactile woven tweed fabrics, developed every season in collaboration with woven textile manufacturers. Often they explore new fibres and new yarn design and composition to update and reinvigorate the traditional tweed, emphasising its sumptuous texture. Do some research into Chanel’s use of tweed in garment design. Start with their Autumn… Continue reading Research Point – Chanel

6. Part Five - Textiles · 6.d. Project 4: Enveloping the body

Research Point – Fashion Images

As you look at fashion images, focus on the image itself as well as the garment it represents and note down which textile qualities the photographer has brought to the fore and how they’ve achieved this.   Irving Penn Celebrated as one of Vogue magazine’s top photographers for more than sixty years, Penn worked with… Continue reading Research Point – Fashion Images

6. Part Five - Textiles · 6.c. Project 3: Clouds and pillars

Research Point – Christian Boltanski: Personnes

Find out about Christian Boltanski’s 2010 installation Personnes, at the Grand Palais, Paris. Start by analysing it using the terms set out at the start of Project 3.    ART or DESIGN TEMPORARY or PERMANENT LARGE SCALE or SMALL SCALE TRANSFORMING and/or DEFINING and/or FORMING IMMERSIVE and/or DISTANT PATTERN and/or COLOUR and/or REPETITION and/or SHAPE… Continue reading Research Point – Christian Boltanski: Personnes

6. Part Five - Textiles · 6.c. Project 3: Clouds and pillars

Exercise 1

Think back to your work on visual communications and their various contexts (Part Three). What function is Straub’s textile serving here other than providing something hard-wearing to sit on? I found a pillow on the ‘London Transport Museum Shop’ page which is named ‘Straub’ and is made using the fabric she designed for use on… Continue reading Exercise 1

6. Part Five - Textiles · 6.c. Project 3: Clouds and pillars

Research Point – Yayoi Kusama/Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec/Marianne Straub

Yayoi Kusama ART or DESIGN TEMPORARY or PERMANENT LARGE SCALE or SMALL SCALE Further research showed that Yayoi Kusama also makes canvas painitings TRANSFORMING and/or DEFINING and/or FORMING IMMERSIVE and/or DISTANT PATTERN and/or COLOUR and/or REPETITION and/or SHAPE   Websites used: (Accessed 04/01/2018) –         http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-features/11059373/Yayoi-Kusama-to-exhibit-in-London-at-85-the-ideas-just-keep-coming.html –         http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/yayoi-kusama –         http://www.artribune.com/report/2011/11/kusama-mania/       Ronan and Erwan… Continue reading Research Point – Yayoi Kusama/Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec/Marianne Straub