Textiles

Question Please review a wardrobe, paying attention to garment tags with textile information. Make a list of the fabrics present in your wardrobe. Note percentage ratios, if applicable. If the task appears too daunting, you may limit your research to a dozen favorite garments. What textiles do you wear the most? Did you make any surprise discoveries in the process? Please select one textile from your list and study its history as well as cultural and environmental impacts in more detail. What is its fashion heritage? Share your findings in with images wherever appropriate. Become familiar with contemporary textile/fashion industry standards. Relate historical course content to everyday fashion practices. Answer Textiles In this new world, people are mor5e concerned with their wardrobes and designs more than ever. Ranging from clothes to perfumes to shoes, people are keen on their physical appearance and in extreme circumstances; they have clothes and shoes designated for particular occasions. However, these clothes and shoes are made from textiles that have different ratios. Despite having a...
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Perfume Advertising Case Study

Question Choose ads for up to five perfumes. You may choose the perfumes from other perfumes of your liking (except for Opium, which we already reviewed in some detail). Analyze the names, slogans, and promo imagery behind these ads. Compare, contrast, and relate them to other fashion imagery and concepts we have encountered throughout the course thus far. What makes these campaigns work? How do they appeal to their target audiences? How did they contribute to fashion history? Share your findings with applicable images into the body of the document. Purpose Become familiar with perfume brands and their impact on pop culture. Answer  Perfume Advertising Case Study A career in the fashion industry sounds glamorous and lucrative. All fashion designers need to be attentive to change with the changes in the industry considering the level and degree of completion in this industry. One of the competitive sectors of this industry is the perfume sector.  We can define perfumes as liquids that are usually made from oils extracted from flowers and species....
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A lingerie Brand Case Study

Question Please review the history, philosophy, and advertising campaigns of the luxury British lingerie retailer Agent Provocateur and Canadian mass-market "funderwear" purveyor Ginch Gonch. Compare and contrast the approaches to conceptualizing and selling underwear. What themes and images draw on (controversial) traditions and what's new or unique? Submit your findings with a selection of up to 10 images. Purpose Become familiar with lingerie/underwear market trailblazers. Apply iconic imagery analysis to current campaigns. Answer A lingerie Brand Case Study Fig. 1.1 Agent Provocateur’s stimulating lingerie Agent Provocateur is a luxury lingerie retailer founded in 1994 (Snowy, 2016). Since inception, the company has established over 100 stores across 13 countries. Agent Provocateur’s philosophy states that the retailer aims at introducing a line of high quality lingerie with the ability to stimulate or spur eroticism among those who wear the lingerie as well as their partners. The luxury lingerie retailer features sexy advertisements depicting models adorning the retailer’s lingerie. The advertisements are meant to arouse emotions. Fig. 1.2 Targeting men Ginch Gonch was founded...
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Luxury Accessory Case Study-New Visions of Fashion Media Panel

Question Please choose one of the following types of bag: rucksack, basic tote bag, backpack, brown paper bag, plastic grocery bag, fanny pack, or suitcase. Learn more about its origins and place in fashion history. Study the bag's history and cultural impact and review up to five recent fashion collections in which designers have used or referenced this type of bag.Make use of searchable runway image databases available at style.com, vogue.com, and other outlets to support your writing. Answer New Visions of Fashion Media Panel The Fashion Media Panel held by Mickey Boarman, Paper Magazine’s Editorial Director, and Lars Petersen, Visionnaire’s Digital Director gave a lively talk about digital and social impact on the dynamic fashion landscape. The biggest challenge faced by fashion media professionals is in trying to deliver interesting content to people on a daily basis. As the consumers become increasingly selective, designers must fight hard to remain relevant in the highly competitive market. The speaker notes that the emergence of new...
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Footwear Designer Case Study

Question Please choose one of the iconic shoe designers, such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Louboutin, or Manolo Blahnik—or another prominent designer, such as Jimmy Choo or Stuart Weitzman. Learn more about your chosen designer's designs, clientele, fashion legacy, and corporate practices that have secured their place in footwear history. Why do you think they were so successful? Which of their designs do you find most intriguing? How do they fit into the fashion imagery we have explored thus far in the course? Please share your findings with at least five corresponding images. Answer Footwear Designer Case Study The fashion industry is one of the most competitive industries in the globe today. A fashion designer be it a footwear designer, perfume designers or a dress designer needs to be well informed and skilled to have the ability to move and change with changes in the industry and market. Footwear designers create new designs and sample patterns for men’s, women’s and children’s footwear (McKelvey, 2011). In most cases, they use computers and...
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THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS

Question Review at least 10 of the latest seasonal collections presented at New York Fashion Week. A searchable image database is available on vogue.com, style.com, and the New York Fashion Week official site. Can you spot the little black dress legacy today? Which designers attempted their own variations on the LBD? Who paid homage to the color? What looks did you find most authentic and captivating? Present your findings with at least three to five images. Answer The Little Black Dress   The little black dress legacy still lives on even in today’s fashion arena. Most London-based designers had their own variations on the LBD, and the results were amazing – there was pomp & color, and most fashion items indicated hyper-street fashion. Fig. 1.1. Natalie Portman This figure shows Natalie Portman wearing a fashionable Rotarde dress from the 2015-2016 Winter collection. What is fascinating about this dress is the unique lace designs that adorn it. Drew Barrymore paid homage to the color.   Fig. 1.2 Diane Kruger Diane Kruger is another model who wore...
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Case Study: Photographer as Icon-Patrick Demarchelier‘s Career

Question Please explore the photographer Patrick Demarchelier‘s career in more detail. Who has this photographer collaborated with? What are the recurring themes and elements in their work? In your opinion, what makes their images memorable? How have they influenced fashion? Report your findings in up to 250 words and at least five images. Answer Patrick Demarchelier‘s Career   Patrick Demarchelier is one of the greatest fashion photographers and among world’s famous fashion photographers. He was born in France but it is at New York where his fashion photography career flourished. Patrick Demarchelier has collaborated with a number of renowned photographers such as Jacque Guilbert, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Terry King. These photographers particularly impacted his career greatly by serving as his role model in the fashion photography industry. Most of Patrick Demarchelier’s photos illuminate a particular natural quality. Fig. 1.1. Women in beautiful dresses   Demarchelier’s photos mostly features beautiful women, however, one thing stands out: the photos depict a photographer who has a sense of fashion, one who understands how clothes should look...
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Access a copy of Vogue and two or three other current editions of fashion magazines. 

Question Access a copy of Vogue and two or three other current editions of fashion magazines.  Analyze the visual content from the point of view of fashion iconography. What recurrent objects, people, and places are depicted? Are there direct or indirect references to religion, mythology, or folklore?  Write a summary of your findings. Identify media usage of objects, themes, persons, and spaces that are considered iconic in fashion. Answer Iconography Vogue Magazine uses fashion iconography in most of its news features and articles. The images and symbolic representations feature objects, people, bands and places. The magazine describes how Metal Iconography emerged in the 1980s and how it went mainstream. The magazine review the 80’s style metal logos that have in a way found themselves back to the mainstream fashion industry. The magazine depicts a number of popular music stars as having embraced metal symbols and not just on fashion runaways, but also in their daily life. The magazine depicts Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Rihanna and Lady...
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New Visions of Fashion Media Panel

Question listen to the audio and summarize it. What did you learn from it? There has a host Stephan Rabimov, and two guest speaker Mickey Boardman and Lars Peterse. Below are links to the general introduction about this panel. -http://www.fashionschooldaily.com/index.php/2016/05/09/reminder-fashion-media-panel-with-mickey-boardman-of-paper-magazine-and-lars-petersen-of-visionaire/ -http://www.fashionschooldaily.com/index.php/2016/04/28/new-visions-of-fashion-media-mickey-boardman-of-paper-magazine-and-lars-petersen-of-visionaire-are-coming-to-the-school-of-fashion/ Audio link https://www.dropbox.com/s/op2d7fa5gt5jp79/Mickey.m4a?dl=0# Answer New Visions of Fashion Media Panel The Fashion Media Panel held by Mickey Boarman, Paper Magazine’s Editorial Director, and Lars Petersen, Visionnaire’s Digital Director gave a lively talk about digital and social impact on the dynamic fashion landscape. The biggest challenge faced by fashion media professionals is in trying to deliver interesting content to people on a daily basis. As the consumers become increasingly selective, designers must fight hard to remain relevant in the highly competitive market. The speaker notes that the emergence of new platforms for conveying information in the media world such as the internet has not eliminated the traditional media outlets such as newspapers. The fashion world is highly evolving just like the media industry. By doing things in nonconventional ways, the...
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Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Proposal

Question Final Assignment: Research Proposal You will now complete your research proposal. Your proposal should be 6-10 pages in length with a minimum of five references in addition to the text. All of the following sections must be completed. Revise as needed based on instructor feedback on the midterm Answer Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Proposal Abstract This paper examines the effectiveness of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) strategy in reducing crime in urban built environments. CPTED employs a multidisciplinary approach in reducing the incidences of crime. Specifically, the approach involves altering the physical environment in order to deter criminal behavior. The independent variable to be used in the study involves the use of CPTED strategy in reducing incidences of crime. Previous researches indicate that application of CPTED strategy can significantly reduce criminal behavior. However, there is little empirical research to support this. The dependent variable is the number of crime rates in the region. The crime rates represent the number of reported criminal incidents...
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