It’s harder than you might think. A few ideas that have to become a real concept for a real photoshoot by a real fashion styling student…
Text: Penny Karakasi
This time it was about five different subjects. Our teacher Nicholas Georgiou announced that we had to make a research about five things that (as we later noticed) were strangely connected to each other: Art Nouveau in Vienna, Marine life, Hedonism in 70s fashion, Futurism & Science Fiction and East cultures meeting West civilizations.
To be honest, when I heard about the subjects, I knew exactly what I was going to do. But this is not the right way so Mr. Georgiou “brainstormed” me and made me think out of the box.
After having researched -a very interesting procedure, but I have to admit that the fun part is the creative one- I was inspired by a brilliant fashion designer, Iris Van Herpen, whose clothes are made of strange materials and are really futuristic-like. Then Mr.Georgiou told me that I could work with zippers instead of metal, to decorate my clothes and now I am about to create a dress decorated with zippers. It’s more complicated than it sounds, it is actually frustrating! A collection of Junia Watanabe which was launched in 2005 and one of Basil Soda of 2010 were the sources of my promising idea.
I bought the zippers (I guess I will need about 200m of them!) and a little black dress, which will help me to form my final piece, because unfortunately, I am not a patronist and I can’t design and make my own dress!
And now I have already started… I will need luck and lots of patience!
Stay tuned for more.