My Idea/my starting point:
My interests lie in dress making and theatre set and costume design. I’m also interested in History of Art and I hope to study this at University. Therefore I have developed a couple of ideas which encompass to some degree all these ideas.
I would like to research the History of Costume and Fashion. I would also be interested, as I know nothing of this, in researching and learning about marketing fashion. Another way in learning something new, I can try to develop my skills in research and also techniques regarding design.
My Possible Target/Aim:
By the end of the project I will most probably have to show a scrap book (this would be better to show drawings or photographs) or my blog showing evidence of research and improvement in certain skills. Possibly, I could design and create my own contemporary fashion line, influenced and based on the research I do.
Between Now and Summer:
In order to reach my aims I should start a scrap book, in which I can start collecting cut-outs, articles or any other types of research – probably largely of contemporary fashion. I can also start collecting material samples for if I do make some clothes. Regarding this I may need to find out about sponsorship as the materials would be very expensive. I have an art exhibition diary which may be useful… The current Zoffany exhibition at the Royal Academy (?) would be very useful as he has ben praised for his accurate drawings of costumes. I also might try to find out about a couple of watercolour lessons – this is the best media for design (although I might, throughout the project, try a range of media).
In the Summer Holidays:
I should use the summer holidays wisely as I won’t have much other work. By this point I would hope that I would have a better idea for my final presentation and therefore I can start planning this in greater detail. I should, during this time, read and research on the History of Costumes. I will also try to find out about marketing fashion – maybe I could interview someone?