Peer Review 27/09/16

I want to develop my designs by creating fabric manipulations inspired by the Rococo art movement and Liverpool Town Hall, I want to create silhouettes based on the architecture of the churches and castle in my research. I want to develop a few prints and use laser cutting to modernise my collection and I want to use embellishments as they were used a lot in the time period I am looking out but I also enjoy working with embellishment too.

I have found a few creative problems along the way one being that I struggled trying to figure out what fabrics I wanted to use in my collection. I solved this issues by buying lots of samples that matched my colour theme and of which I though the surface/texture related to me theme. I also find there are quite a few designers inspired by royalty but I feel they go too literally and it is too obvious I want mine to be different yet still be opulent so I am using more modern silhouettes, using technology to create prints and design and I want to make them more wearable.

Peer Reviews/advice:

Tracey Wilson- Tracey suggested I looked at Holbein whom painted Henry the 8th and said he painted the up close details such as the details of his clothes and threads so I will look in to him to see if I can use his work to influence mine. She also suggested the Walker Art Gallery yet I have already got plenty of research I did go back after this comment to see if there was anything else but it remained the same as my last visit.

Nadia Mohammed- Nadia suggested I look into St Georges hall, personally I feel I am quite far ahead into my development that I know longer need that and a lot of the elements I found at The Town Hall would be similar such as the chandeliers. However I will look for some secondary images to see if there is anything that could help/inspire me. She also suggested after looking through my sketchbook,  she thinks my collection would be perfect using Velvet fabric.

Laura Arnold- Laura struggled to give me suggestions but she did mention after looking at my designs that it would be good to look at Balmain as they use a lot of opulent embellishment and styles.

Georgia McGee- I stated to Georgia when showing her my work that I don’t think I want to use the colour black in my sketchbook as I don’t think it suits my theme anymore and feel that my ideas would look more original in the jewel tones I’ve picked. She agreed with me and also said she thinks the emerald would well which I think so too. This really gave me a clear idea now what I wanted to do and helped me make my decision.

It was useful to hear other peoples opinions as it has given me ideas for my work and sketchbook.

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