# CONTEXTUAL PRACTICE

### Gender neutrality & identity; The future of F&T design

Week5 - 03/10/2019

Gender neutrality & identity; The future of F&T design

Gender is not constructed socially.

Gender identity is said to be an internal sense of oneself as either male or female, It has nothing to do with how one is socially regarded.

### Bianca Saunders (Practitioner)

WEEK 4 - 26 / 09 / 2019

REFLECTION QUESTION

1. Did you think you were successful with the way you displayed your work? If so why/ why not

- yes, but if I have a chance, I want to try another skill and added to my work. In fact, This project was composed mainly of Textile. but I was focused on 3D work and I couldn't make lots of fabric samples.
That was a sad point a little bit.

2. What part of the project did you engage with the most?

- 3D experimentation. actually, In my theme, I tried an attempt to fabric textiles. but I thought 3D experiment textile was more structure feeling and more strong. so I was expressing a little bit large scale to the fabric on my work.

3. How did the peer's critics affect your work?

- some peers said it was my trying point to express more detail and more added colour.

4. Name 3 things that were successful? + 3 that you would you do difficulty?

- 3D experimentation, storytelling, photoshoot/textile expressing, use of various different fabrics.

### Bianca Saunders (Practitioner)

WEEK 4 - 24 / 09 / 2019

REFLECTION QUESTION

1. Create your own action plan. ( Bianca is in on Thursday afternoon)

2. Reflection on your progress development? did you have any difficulties - what were these - eg Time management, insufficient research. How can this be improved?

- of course, time management was so hard for this project. even I overlapping class with stitch induction, so I cannot join the first day after lunch

3. How has seeing peer's work affected the way you can improve yours?

- especially 3D experimentation is little weakness for me I thought. so I tried always experiment to 3D firstly.

### Bianca Saunders (Practitioner)

WEEK 4 - 23 / 09 / 2019

REFLECTION QUESTION

1. Do you think that today's research method was successful?

- I think today's research was so good. It is possible to bring various sources to my research pic. such as strong colour, pattern, strong images.

2. Did your collages melt the criteria, how?

- firstly, I choose a bright color and behind an animal image to my research photo. so I focused on two things on my sketchbook. my research picture meaning, what is important to picture?  In South Korea, a culture where the main character can put anything in front of the main character on the first birthday and predict the future career of the main character depending on what you catch. but this culture has decreased recently. so I catch that point is very important to my picture. so I draw Fingerprint more strong. Even to backside drawed peacock the folding door. I knew that animals have a really attractive pattern and colour. So I tried to melt mixed things.

### Digital Textiles x Textile Futures

WEEK 4 - 25 / 09 / 2019

• Bio innovation

• Digital design future

• Recycled matter

Fabric explanation: Flexible Wood skin has been designed as an alternative animal leather. It is environmentally friendly and 98% flexible in the direction of the wood grain and transversely to it. It is possible to engrave it with a laser. It is water-resistant therefore washable any. It is sewable by hand or machine just like normal leather. Wood skin is sullied as an ecological material since the treated natural wood is backed Cypress fabric.

Fabric explanation: BioGreen padding polymer is a unique and a high-efficiency padding polymer, all 100% made from natural a renewal resources which are partly attained from recycled vegetable materials and partly from organic renewable sources. The carded padding has outstanding performance and can resist to heat much more than common polyesters so it is particularly suitable for fabrics heat welding.

our group discussed Recycled matter fabric.

Firstly, we were an observation of different recycled fabric which was paper rubbish, odorless, sustainable materials. so we choose the flexible wood fabric, waterproof fabric, and Bio green polymer.

the ideas were Life-jacket. We bring some ides Waterproof to Flexible wood skin and padding ideas brings by passing polymer.

### JACKET PROJECT

WEEK 3 - 19 / 09 / 2019

JACKET 3D WORK

### JACKET PROECT

WEEK 3 - 19 / 09 / 2019

REFLECTION QUESTION

1. What did you learn through the week's project?

Interpretation of things and clothes out of a defined framework and by various techniques. That's why we learned that there is a higher value and that the value of one thing can be reborn into another value.

2. What did you learn by looking at your peer's work?

There were many works that I thought and made very much from different perspectives and different ways, and various techniques were seen.
3. How do you want to incorporate thin into your own work in the next project?

+ write up comment from today as well as your reaction to them.

Since my work was not flat and all three-dimensional, I would like to express what I would like to express in 3D work with the next project as much as possible.

-I got a comment
(Really like now you illustrate design development.
more observation drawing?)
I thought that the sketch of drawing and illustration in my sketchbook was very strong and weak, so I tried to draw a little more neatly, and I think I should practice observation drawing more like a comment. I always have the style that I want and the desire to draw it, so when I improvise, I feel like I'm focusing on the overall feeling.

### Deconstructionism x Anti fashion

WEEK 3 - 18 / 09 / 2019

THE FORMAT OF A CRITICAL REVIEW

INTRODUCTION

*Architecture - Frank Gehry

*product - CTRL ZAK, Davide Barzaghi

*fashion design - Helmut Lang

MAIN BODY (CRITIQUE)

Discusses and evaluates the strengths, weaknesses and important features of the designer/subject. The discussion should be based on specific criteria of the design and include other sources to support it (with references). i.e. Research other designers that have created similar work that can justify or disprove your argument.

* Frank Gehry ( Architecture )

https://uk.phaidon.com/agenda/architecture/picture-galleries/2011/january/25/the-work-of-frank-gehry-from-1997-to-today/

* CTRL ZAK, Davide Barzaghi ( product )

" The crystalline structure of quarts, Greek design studio CTRLZAK working with Davide Barzaghi has created this armchair as a room set piece. Each cushion resembles the extruded hole of the frame into which it fits. Some are removable. At the base, the “cushions” form legs to support the entire structure."

" The geometric volumes are covered with ecological fabrics in mixed colour variations producing an end result that resembles more a wild microhabitat than an armchair."

* Hiroaki Ohya( Fashion Design )

* Alphabet Ts by Hiroaki Ohya

CONCLUSION

Concludes the critical review with a restatement of your overall opinion on the subject matter. It can also include recommendations and some further explanation of your judgment to show that it is fair and reasonable.

### JACKET PROJECT

WEEK 3 - 17 / 09 / 2019

REFLECTION QUESTIONS

1. Reflect on one process of deconstruction what did you learn and/or enjoy?

- In the process of dismantling the jacket, I made the jacket's infinite deformation and various silhouette changes in 3D, and the shape and design were so fun.

2. How has your research on deconstruction fed into the development of your design?

- In fact, I like the dismantling design of Maison Margiela so much that I like to deconstruction and disassemble my clothes and make them in new shapes.
So, if Maison's design is flat, I think I experimented more with three-dimensional and 3D design.

### The Deconstructed Object/The Jacket Project

WEEK 3 - 16 / 09 / 2019

REFLECTIVE QUESTION

1. What do we gain from observational drawing using multiple, techniques?

- Inside the jacket, various shapes of stitches and fabric textures can be expressed.

2. What characteristics of your garment reveal its identity and function?

- Material. The characteristics of the fabric show the character and pure atmosphere of the jacket.

3. Which elements of your garment have you found most interesting and why?

- The stitch shape between the collar and the body of the jacket is interesting, and there are many parts that use Sevron stitches, unlike the usual stitches.

The Deconstructed Object/The Jacket Project

### Garment Evaluation

WEEK 2 - 11 / 09 / 2019

Sustainability and Ethics

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Does the garment brand have a sustainability report?

* Research on the brand's website to find this information. What does it state?

- 'Zenny Closet' in South of Korea recycling Brand.

Zenny closet is the Eco Designer Brand which is putting the values and individuality for the people and environment into the product. Zenny closet makes Eco recycling products using nature-friendly materials such as Cotton, Denim, Linen, etc. and introduce the Handmade Technique into all goods just like the joy of the birth of the New life.

The Upcycling design and Eco-friendly materials by Zennyclost is the heart which is deeply, slowly thinking the global environment thrown innumerably even a day.

http://www.zennycloset.com/shopinfo/company.html

* Through research try and identify the key areas of the country that operate the garment production industry.

- The thoughtless spread of the fast fashion driven by cost-effectiveness recently gave us a wakeup call for environmental issues. Thus introduced was the upcycling, also known as creative reuse. It recycles the used goods into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.

- Naturally, she chose the design as her major at university and made her presence known in the fashion world by winning the grand prize at the Green Purchasing in the category of the eco-fashion design with the clothes made of cornhusk and coffee dye.

What factory/supplier made it?

* Do they comply with sustainable and ethical laws?

* When you have established the area that the garment is made research the economic state of its inhabitants. Do they get paid a living wage?

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What fabrics/components is your garment made from?

Which country does each fabric/component come from? Calculate the Airmiles of each component.

- They used natural and recycled materials like denim, cotton, and linen to make clothes, bags, and accessories.

Are the fabrics/components sustainable?

Can they be produced with no/minimal damage to the environment?

- " yet, witnessing the fast made and thrown away clothes, in reality, appalled her and she was much discouraged. Looking for an answer to the trouble, she turned her course to recycling the abandoned clothes into new and stylish clothes."

WEEK 2 - 12 / 09 / 2019

REFLECTIVE QUESTIONS

1. In what way did the idea of Psychogeography inform your decision making in today's drawing task?

- It was a good time for me because I brought items related to me and mixed them together, which allowed me to draw more irregular and very extensive drawings.
2. When considering your Thought progress, you think it is ok to be lost?

So I've long been trying to remember the overall framework of a process as quickly as possible. In fact, I thought it would be better to see and observe it and express it in various ways than to lose the process

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PODCAST REFLECTIVE ON WORKFLOW

1. did you relate to what the student said?

Yeah. Feedback or comments from other students can be another great idea for things I didn't think of.

2. were the first weeks as you imagined?

- no. It's a lot more fun than I thought and different from my first week.

3. was there anything specific the former student that was helpful?

No, I have different themes, but I have different ideas, so I always try to approach my topic with a new perspective.

### LIBRARY INDUCTION

WEEK 2 - 11 / 09 / 2019

LIBRARY INDUCTION_ CSM Library Timeslots

# Journal

# 3 books

# STFPHEN SPROUSE

# ANTONIO MARRAS

# ANNIKA RIMALA

# 6 Images

* On the first day of class, I worked with other materials as the subject of utopianism. It was very interesting to mix fashion with the futuristic world of utopia that I imagined and to pattern it into costumes.

* It was clearly seen what the strong pattern in the clothes was trying to show.

* The impression of illustrations and photos is very contrasting. However, the goodness of the strength of the line and the line expressed in the illustrations was very restrained.

* That drawing is irregularly and looks like not completed I thought. but it's a lovely college and I like the feeling of line. although there was not used too much color just use black, white, skin tone tapes. That's I like a point.

* When I observed the draw, I felt a little bit old firstly because of the feeling of lines, paper, drawing.

but I like that point exactly. just I like that picture is perfect.

WEEK 2 - 10 / 09 / 2019

Related to me, wire, watch, and three masking tapes.

Mixing the wires into a beautifully made piece is very irregular and breaks the existing framework, making it a good way to represent structures. The masking tapes of different colors are very old and decorate my diary with me.

And a silver watch that I bought a few days ago. It suits my skin tone regardless of the season.

WEEK 2 - 10 / 09 / 2019

REFLECTION QUESTION

1. What was successful today for you and why?

- colorful Textile and how developing more creative textiles.

2. What was unsuccessful today for you-please explain and write some ideas of how you could improve this if you were to do it again?

actually, I little bit worried about I bring materials something was totally small and there are no special shapes. all of the things have circle shapes and monotone.

after finished project, shapes, colour, whatever doesn't important more than meanings.

I successful and I love my drawing development.

3. How did you find working in a group situation? can you describe ways to improve this if you found difficulties with this?

- We tie up yarn across a little complicated and hanging our every material. because it looks more showing clearly our items. But it's a shame about whole shapes was too small so when I draw to my sketchbook I have to spend time on obsevation. that point was a little bit hard for me.

4. If you took the time to look past peer's work - What inspired you and why?

- Maybe some used on sketchbook powerful colour and various materials. or creative ideas.



WEEK 1  - 09 / 09 / 2019

REFLECTION QUESTION

1. What do you like about your work so far?

- Take existing garments and draw different shapes and poses with illustrations in various techniques in a short time.

2. What could be improved?

- Discard the drawing skills that are familiar to me, draw new drawing skills, and match them with various color mixes to match colors and materials.
3. What other drawing techniques could you try?

-  One person can draw a very irregular and free drawing if he holds a pen, his eyes look at objects, and the other man grabs a sketchbook and moves freely.

### IDEA HACK

Week 1 - 04 / 09 / 2019

Critical Practice Workshop - Speculative design_ Idea hack