Thursday, September 23, 2010

What's happening in Term4.

In term 4 you will be designing a range of fabrics and fashions for a surf, skate or snow brand in the wearable design class . In the spatial design class you will be designing the interior of the retail outlet for your brand. please make a post of around 200 words with 5 images describing your target market and the style you wish to project. 
Consider the following

What subculture/s does your label appeal to. Name 1-2 (for something different consider Hybrids of two subcultures.)
a social group within a national culture that has distinctive patterns of behaviour and beliefs. e.g Punk, Ballroom Dancing, Skating, Psychobilly, Trance, Burlesque, Grid Iron, Ping Pong, Fruits, Surfing, etc
2. Totems?
what totems are important to intended market? Name 1-3
An emblem consisting of an object such as an animal or plant; serves as a symbol of a family clan. e.g. snake, dragonfly, griffin, scorpion, shamrock, rose, fleur-de-lis, lotus, peyote, saffron, thistle, cedar, sycamore, yew, coral, cowrie, scallop, scarabs, doves, frogs, centaur etc
3. Symbols?
What symbols will occur as motifs on fabric designs? Name 2-3
An arbituary signs (written or printed) that has an acquired a conventional significance e.g arrow, cross, star, wheel, elements, dragons eye, swastika, anchor, trident, feather, key, shoe, web, mermaid etc
4.  Colours
What will be the colours of this seasons range? Name 5
significant palette list and swatch 5
5.  Historical style
What historical style will you as a designer reference and use in your fabric prints and motifs?  Name 1-2
what influence e.g. Byzantine, Soviet, Maori, Pop, Egyptian, Celtic, art nouveau, 1950’s, Art Deco, Japanese edo period, Post Modernism, Bauhaus, Rococo , Renaissance, Contemporary Asian, 
6.  Age Group?
what age group are you targeting with your fabrics and styles? Name 1
7. Gender?
what gender are you targeting with your fabrics and styles? Name 1
8. Season?
what season ?Name 1
9. Geographical Distribution?
Name 1-4
10. Social, Pollitical or Environmental awareness ?
If so what issues rattles you the most. List 3 (optional)
11. Define the products in the range.
please list
12. Types of fabrics?
e.g. natural, synthetics, blends, woven, knitted, metallic, textured, jacquard, lace  etc
13. Name of your brand?
list 15 potential names
14. themes to explore in fabric fashion range?
eg. weather maps, retro surf graphics, florals, cars, etc.
15. Anything else you need to state?

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