The Ancient People stopped by for a visit to the Fashion Design Lab at West Campus on February 7th. We had a good number of very wealthy Egyptians and a Roman “Lady of the Night”. We had a couple of “lower class-types”, but the wealthy came out in numbers!
Here are a few of the good photos (we had a couple of camera issues and some photos were too dark to edit):
Here are a few hat designs from Intro to Accessory
Design at Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ
Students in the Intro to Accessory Design class at Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ were given an assignment to deconstruct a $1 Store bag (you can learn a lot from a $1 store bag!). They were to make the patterns and restyle (product development) the bag into their own style vision. Their second project was to deconstruct, analyze the patterns for, restyle and construct a bag from a thrift store.
Here are a few of their FAB creations!
Everyone had great final projects; lots of FUN and we all learned more interesting history about the history of clothing! The students dressed in costume and presented a creative board which represented their particular area of research. We learned about wedding dresses through the ages, the 40s, 50s, 60, 70s, flappers, bathing suits, hairstyles, and the Lolita influence on fashion.
You’ll find photos of the Spring 2011 fashion show on my Picasa web album.
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Susan Apthorp and Billie Bright both created beautifully lined skirts for their project in FDC 211. Here are a couple of photos of these very talented ladies!
I know I’ve been a wee bit behind (six months!) in getting this BLOG updated and I apologize. I will try, from now on, to be a regular weekly poster as I know my small band of followers would like me to be more regular. (If anyone wants to HELP me with this blog posting stuff, by all means…step up to the plate or keyboard as the case may be!)
With apologies in place and promises of a turned leaf, here are some FAB photos from the Clothing Construction I from the Fall 2010 semester.
The “theme” was “WILD PAJAMAS”! My instructions to the students were to “Go Wild”! Why be “mild” with PJs? After all, you can wear them in the privacy of your own home and have FUN staring at your fabulous creation!
Well, as you can see, I’ll be a presenter at Phoenix Fashion Week this year! I’m giving a workshop on “Fashion Illustration” on Friday, October 8th at the “W” Hotel in Scottsdale. Hope you make it; it’s going to be a great event! :) Let’s support those who are trying to make Arizona a fashion destination for designers and manufacturers!