Today I draped fabrics on a mannequin in the style of the buildings in the post I wrote earlier this week. Since my main theme is contrast I used two different styles of material... the navy blue is wool and the cream coloured one is taffeta.
I also went to the library in my new college for the first time today to see if I could find anymore books to look at for ideas and inspiration... & I did! The first was called 'Dressed in black' by Valerie Mendes the chief director of textiles & dress at the V&A Museum in London. The book is about 'the extraordinary and enduring fashion phenomenon, the little black dress'. The second book is called 'Giorgio Armani' and includes many designs and photo shoots including his garments. I borrowed this book because it has a section called 'gender' that shows how masculine clothes can be altered and look feminine! The final book is a book on architecture and is called 'Calatrava Bridges' this shows designs, construction processes and final outcomes of bridges all over the world. Some of them to me looked like they could be recreated and altered to be shirts!