Thursday, June 23, 2011

The basics of fashion design - I'm in a book!


At university, I collaborated with the fashion and brand promotion students on many projects - working within our strengths, we each knew what our role was rather than having a whole shoot to form by ourselves.

This image - styled by Stefanie Cherlet - was more of an out-take than a final shot, but somehow it's made it into Basics Fashion Design: Styling representing the benefits of working in a studio.

This isn't really a coincidence as one of the authors of the book, Jacqui McAssey, is course leader for fashion promotion at UCLan. Jacqui with co-author Clare Buckley, fashion editor for The Guardian Weekend magazine, has created a top-to-toe guide for anyone wanting to know more about styling. It includes everything from learning how to communicate an idea to what a stylist actually needs to do on shoot, a must read.

Read more about the textbook at AVA Academia.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Graduates are let loose in Brick Lane for the Free Range Shows



Free Range Art & Design Show is back for it's yearly showcase of the country's graduates on Brick Lane (until 24 July). Get down to the Old Truman Brewery to see shows from the University of Central Lancashire (my old uni, no bias I promise), Westminster, Falmouth and Bournemouth as well as many others. Over the 8 weeks you can see everything from Photography and Fine Art to Graphic design and Interior Architecture.

For a full round up of the week I went to visit check over at Phaidon.com where there's gallery of nice pictures too! (well worth the look).


Image: Vina Patel, FdA Graphic Design at Barking & Dagenham College
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