(I'm going to Pic Spam because its the last blog and I think these dresses are both cool and weird!)
In one season of project runway there was a challenge for the designers to make a cocktail/party dress out of a burlap sack. Burlap sacks are what hold potatoes, not a form of textile to use for fashion; however we were proven wrong, a designer was able to make a beautiful and expensive looking dress out of an itchy and plain sack because of his creativity. Thats another topic that Kawamura talks about, creativity from a designer can result in beautiful clothing.
winning dress from the Burlap Sack challenge -->
other burlap dresses/fashion (who would have thought these were made of potato sacks?!)
So what did we learn from this course and the readings we've been reading? A whole lot!But the main points are that fashion depends on the culture, it depends on the person, it depends on the everyday life. Fashion is what you make of it, the streets are now treated as "fashion laboratories, and they are replacing Haute Couture" and the youth and people like us, are experimenting "with every possible clothing combination and create their own definitions of what fashion is." (Kawamura 106) FASHION- you can make your own definition of what it is.
COMPACT CHALLENGE? I've been pretty good! I didn't step foot inside of a mall this whole quarter, but then again I don't really go to the mall since theres no mall in Davis and I don't drive. I think I relapsed and bought cosmetics, but hey...a girl has to look good sometimes. But I do have a confession, I bought shoes (heels actually) but I really needed them for my cousins wedding and they were really cute! But I think this compact challenge was pretty cool, it taught me that the things that we buy are really unnecessary and a waste of money. So I might actually stick to this "buy only when necessary" thinking. Its the LAST week! Goodluck on presentations and finals everyone! :)
BLOG 10- April Gatpayat
Thanks everyone! Have a great spring break!
Kawamura, Yuniya. Fashion-ology An Introduction to Fashion Studies (Dress, Body, Culture). New York: Berg, 2005.
Outside Sources and Images of Condom Fashion:
Images of Burlap Sack Challenge: