Today we had our presentations, I thought that it went really well, we were prepared and I think it showed. I have always struggled with talking in front of people, but today I felt confident with what I was talking about and I just got on with it, I am really proud of our group as we worked really hard to make sure that the presentation worked, we put in a lot of effort and believe that it showed. We were given lots of positive feedback which was good to hear. To improve we were advised to include some more refined moodboards as our research was so broad, this is a very fair comment and something I am going to bear in mind when I am doing the individual part of the project.
Catch Up Work
Today i finished my shirt for the creative cut project, i am really happy that it is now complete, its another item ticked off the list ready for hand in, which is only two weeks away, i also worked on the layout of my moodboard for creative cut, this is where i am at this moment in time, i might do some more moving around, but i will complete the other boards before i decide, i want to make sure that everything looks cohesive.
I spent today doing sketchbook work, I have laid out my sketchbook so that I know what is going on each page, I have decided to do a research-based sketchbook and a design sketchbook, this way I can include all of the research that I have done. I have found this project really interesting as it has made me open my eyes more towards the issues we are facing day to day around the world, I have decided to focus in on the environment, but I am also looking at Muslim culture.
Today I had a tutorial to look at my sketchbook, this was very helpful as it gave me a chance to discuss and refine my ideas, this has really organised me and shown me what I have left to do over the next two weeks, at the moment I am in a good place, I just have to continue in the same way. Throughout my research I have focused heavily on the environment in my tutorial my tutor suggested that I look at the packaging aspect as well as the design, I really like this idea and it is something that I am going to work on over the next week as I am doing my designs. I still have a bit of research left to do but I am in a place where I can start all of my design and sampling work.
Today was the first day back after the Easter holidays, we had the morning to discuss all of the work that we had each done over the break, we came up with a plan of action to make sure that we are ready for the presentation next Monday. We then had a tutorial where we talked about the progress of our presentation, we found the tutorial really helpful as it gave us a chance to refine our ideas and how to make the presentation flow, it also helped with our confidence as we were told we were going in the right direction we just had to continue what we were doing, as of today we are in a really good place for the presentation next week.
Today we began to put the presentation together after discussing the order yesterday the presentation really began to take shape which was really helpful for us to see how everything looked together. Personally, I finished my moodboards which refined all of the research that I have done on street style and the environment.
After all of us creating our own designs we put them all together and picked out the designs we thought went best with our concept and which went best together to create our final line up, these are the designs that I put forward, I have been practicing my digital drawing a lot recently and I am really happy with how these came out, I am going to keep practicing so that i can improve over time. After selecting our final line up we then worked on the other pages of our presentation.
Today I was working with my third year, it was a really good day today as I given a few tasks that challenged me technically today, I was helping with the lining of some of the pieces of his collection, this including doing some sampling to work out which was the best way to line key parts. I am really enjoying seeing his collection come together and I look forward to seeing it all finished and together as a collection.
Today we worked on finalising our group presentation, I am really happy with how it is looking and I am feeling confident for the presentation on Monday, we have a few small tasks to do over the weekend but we are in a really good position making it easier for us to present. We had a tutorial today where we showed the presentation as it was, we came to the conclusion that we needed to change the order to help the presentation flow better, now that we have made those changes I feel that it looks good. One of the tasks that I worked on today was creating a page that shows where technology is headed, I have found this a very interesting topic, as no one can say for certain what is going to be around in 2023 and what's not because companies are inventing new items and software everyday, changing the game for the future.
Hello, Eleanor here, I am currently at Norwich University of the Arts studying Fashion, please join me along my adventure.