Monday, 28 August 2017

Designer: Roberta Einer

Roberta Einer is a fashion designer I discovered recently and I am absolutely in love with her 2015 graduate collection. The fabrics, colours and prints are particularly inspiring and I would really like to make my collection colourful and quirky similar to this and within the same market. Using embroidery and textiles is also something I'd like to experiment with.

Source: Instagram @robertaeiner

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Tate Modern Visit

Another visit I did recently was to the Tate Modern. Trying to keep an open mind, I took some photos of the art works that inspired me the most. The most interesting one I found was the one below by Horacio Zabala depicting South America which has been distorted and changed to be shown in different ways. This reminded me a lot of the way in which the earth and the land have changed over millions of years to create continents and countries. This would be an interesting concept to look into. I also found the series of images called 'Metal' intriguing and it reminded me of the industrial revolution and our move to less natural and more man made items and machinery. Perhaps a loss of human interaction or mass production are ideas I can look further into. 

 Horacio Zabala, The distortions are proportional to the tensions, 1974

 Germaine Krull, Metal 1928 - a photographic series of industrial and metallic imagery
 Gyorgy Kepes 1939-40
 NCC 281, The Pacman Nebula, Kitt Peak National Observatory
Gustav Metzger 1963 A new phase in Art and Motion
 All photos taken at the Tate Modern London

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Into the Unknown - Exhibition

I've been visiting a lot of exhibitions this summer as part of my research for my FMP. One I went to recently at the Barbican Centre was called 'Into the Unknown' and was based solely around science fiction. In particular there were a lot of books and media references and I was really keen on some of the artworks. I'm unsure as to whether to base my concept around this theme though, as I was really inspired by some of the imagery and pieces of art but in general, science fiction is not normally something which would interest or appeal to me. However, one piece's description mentions the concept of the 'world of tomorrow', this is definitely something I would like to explore more. Perhaps I could interpret the word tomorrow in different ways or look at the changing times from the past through to the future. I need to do some further research into this idea to fully form my concept. 

Postcard series from the set 'A man in Space' 1965
 All my own photos from the 'Into the Unknown' Science Fiction Exhibition at the Barbican

Friday, 11 August 2017

Science Museum Visit

After a hectic 2nd year and a couple of months break I'm back to blogging and starting my work for my 3rd and final year at uni. As scary as the upcoming year and huge amount of work I'm going to be doing is, I'm excited to get started on my graduate collection, starting with my summer work (essentially to get to work on it!). The first stage and in my opinion the most difficult is figuring out a concept  (and one which will keep me inspired and excited throughout the whole year - not an easy task!). As I rushed into picking a concept last year, I'm really keen on doing as much research and gaining as much inspiration and ideas as I can this summer. Having recently moved to London, I'm very lucky to be living nearby to plenty of exhibitions and sources of inspiration and I started my research by visiting the science museum. In particular looking at their space section, something which has always been an interest of mine. Here are a few photos from my trip. I am planning on updating my blog regularly with my trips, work and inspirations so will be back with more!