Monday, October 27, 2008

Art or Usability and Milan Fashion Week

Those who do not know about or study fashion may consider the Milan Fashion week just a work of art. The Milan fashions are very extravagent, wild and crazy. I think that fashion is both artwork and usable. The fashions from many of the Milan shows have very colorful designs with big hair. The artwork of the designs is how they are put together and how they can create such large hair and all the many shapes on the clothing. The usability of the designs is that the big hair style is making a come back, and that many read to wear clothing is going to consist of many shapes and bright colors. The height of the heels that were worn represented architecture and the structure of buildings. The artwork of the heels is the proportion of how the heels are wearable at such an extreme height. The usability of the heels is that it can give the illusion of lengthening the leg even more. Here are some examples of the high, high heels and some of the

Friday, October 3, 2008

My inspiration

My inspiration for my dress came from whenever I would go prom dress shopping in high school I could never find a dress I truly loved. I always wanted to find a short red dress. The red dress would have popped on the dance floor and could have been so fun to wear. Now I designed this dress for semi-formal. I also got inspiration from Hillary Swank's 2005 Oscar gown designed by Guy Laroche. I loved how elegant the gown looked with the high collar and the extreme "v" back. I choose to emulate the plunging back to give the dress a sexy appeal without if being skimpy. I used a heart shaped bustline to give the dress a soft innocent look. The top of the dress is very form fitting and snug around the body. The skirt part of dress is going to be flowy and flirty so you can dance in it. The material is going to be satin, but not stiff. The dark red band underneath the bustline and edging the back plung has crystal jewels on it to embellish the dress and give it an extra touch of elegance.