February 11, 2009

Student Fashion Society Fashion Show!!!

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:05 pm by charsfabrications

Sooner or later, I knew I would have to post about the annual fashion show. (Though I’m not complaining.) Completely produced by the Student Fashion Society, any member of the club may design, model, help coordinate the models, do promotions, or help design the theme, decorations, set up, etc. It’s am amazing production put on by Oneonta students interested in fashion.

Last year, as a freshman, I won second place with my line of five outfits out of 47 designers. Part of being a designer entails designing and sketching ideas, finding models, constructing the garments, fitting the garments to the models, finding music for your scene, coordinating hair and make up, and thoroughly making sure everyone is set to walk the runway. Overwhelming as it it is, it’s a great experience. 

My theme this year is just a naturalistic feel. I plan on only using natural materials like cotton, silk, wool, and a few other natural fibers. Some nuno felting may appear. My avant garde project for Innovations in Wearable Art will most likely make it into the fashion show, therefore, I will not post the photos of it and spoil its entrance at the fashion show!

This Sunday is “Model Bootcamp,” which really just means the models walk to the music to see how long your line will be, the order of your models, the path your models will take,  the poses they will do, and the general feel of your line. 

I will post more details about the show soon. : )


Heart Toe Shoes

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:31 am by charsfabrications

Check out Alexander Mc Queen’s heart toe shoes here: 


I think they could look good but only with a few outfits on few occasions. Without the heart, I think they could be worn more and would be more worth the purchase. Not that I have that kind of money to spend on shoes, poor college student here. ; )

February 9, 2009

Shaped Weaving

Posted in All things crafty and scholarly at 10:43 am by charsfabrications

My half scale weaving was finished and handed in last week. It’s on display upstairs in the Human Ecology building along with all of the other weavings created for the class. dsc005352

100% cotton yarn, 100% polyester fabric

My piece is titled “Oceanic Cinderella,” inspired by Disney’s Cinderella dancing on the beach with her prince. The weaving process was not too difficult. I decided to use fabric for my weft because I had the perftct Cinderella blue fabric and so I would be done faster. It worked out well because the edges of the fabric frayed and look a little dismantled which goes along with the fringed bottom edge. I should also add that I did not iron the fabric before I cut the strips for weaving or after it was finished. I thought it would add to the disheveled-ness of it, but after seeing the photos I wish I would have ironed it.

The dress consists of two triangles for the bust, two rectangles for the skirt, and one large triangle for the back of the skirt. Braids make up the halter ties and the back skirt decoration. 




My avant garde project is barely started and I should get going on it… last class a three out of the five sergers were not working and I could not fix them… it set me back a bit so the next few classes i will have to work harder to get everything done on time. 

Anyway, my piece is inspired by H&M’s summer 2009 collection, which can be seen here: http://www.fashiontrendsetter.com/content/style_notes/2009/Variety-in-Fashion-at-HM-This-Season.html

The last textile science lab required that the unknown samples be tested for specific gravity and absorbency/moisture regain. Those tests pointed out my fabric could be lyocell or rayon, which are synthetic. I’m happy it matched up with my last tests. : )