I had another meeting with Nada today to go over my improved portfolio pages, and she gave me some more tips on how to make the whole thing more succinct and cohesive. theres going to be a continuing grid pattern/theme running throughout the whole portfolio, with a lot of focus on sketches and fabric samples.
as it turns out, I only have until Friday to complete my portfolio if I’m going to be sending it into the Burberry competition, so I’ve got a lot of work to do. I’ve made a few changes already, and mostly the work I have to do is digitally based. However, there is some laser-cutting I want to do to include in the portfolio just to add a little more umph. hopefully all goes well this week and I’m able to get my portfolio completed!
Where I’m at right now is trying to decide where I want the laser-cut piece to sit on my jacket. My plan is to have a piece of laser-cut fabric, representing one part of my original image, laid over the jacket as this attached but really organic and moving piece. So I need a fabric that is waterproof, is strong and moveable but not breakable, laser-cuts well and goes with my colour scheme and the overall feel of my jacket design.
Irene found me some open weave hessian to drape over my jacket toile so that I would be able to visual what I’m thinking about but I don’t know if that actually helped me or I just got scissor happy hacking into the hessian. What I’m planning to do is play with the technical drawing I created of this jacket, and layer over my grid pattern in the hopes of finding what I want, and then maybe ill have a better idea to take to Irene.
I wanted to know what my laser-cut pieces would look like on top of my dyed fabrics, but since I have dyed my fabrics yet, I thought it would be a good idea to paint some backgrounds which may or may not look like the dying, but its in the general colour range.
Even though this is not what my final design will look like, I really like how its looking already. Hopefully once some of my dye samples have been made ill have a better picture of what that outcome will be.