As promised, here is my blog post explaining this exciting project that I have been working on for the past 11 weeks.
I tried to film a video version for you all, but my computer refused to cooperate.
Anyway, here is the story.
As you know I have been working on my Final Major Project (FMP) at College (which you can read about here, here and here) which is were I get to create y own brief and create what I want. I majored/specialised in fashion so I knew that I would need to create garments for the catwalk show that we usually have at the end of a huge project as well as an exhibition.
Because I want to be within the music industry also, I decided to create a song to go along with my garments.
The theme I chose for my brief was multifunctional, monochrome, unisex garments. This seems like a lot of things to throw in to the mix, but I felt and still do feel like they all complement each other so much.
I did a bit of research on artists by looking at their websites and browsing their virtual stores. In pretty much every online store I went on, you could buy a T-shirt.
For the multifunctional aspect, I continued to research artists but focused on their performances. I liked how some artists actually wore their own merchandise which I thought was a fantastic way to incorporate multi functionality into a garment. Have it for sale on your website for your fans, self-promote by wearing it on stage.
As an artist myself I decided to create a line of t-shirts that I wouldn’t mind wearing on a day to day basis but would love my readers (Street Meets Stylers) or fans of my music to wear.
I also wanted my music and garments to be perfect for both males and females so I began researching t-shirts.
Just by looking at the length of a t-shirt you can see how a guy can wear it and how a women can wear it. T-shirt dresses came to mind so I looked at how I could create one using a boxy, masculine silhouette that would complement all body types.
I typically looked at t-shirt dresses that would be perfect for music festivals and decided that that was what I wanted to base my garments around.
I still kept a monochromatic black and white base for my garments in terms of fabrics, but in order to incorporate the festival vibe, I created two extra garments that had a bit of tropical colours to it (blue, green, and pink) which I absolutely loved.
For the single/song that I wanted to create – to play as my clothes go down the catwalk – I wanted it to bring all of my garments together as one and explain my whole project without making it obvious.
I looked at a lot of pictures of Coachella from this years festival and thought a lot about the things that I love and what I could see as I listened to the song that I was creating.
When the song is released, I will share more with you about the inspiration that I got whilst creating the song as I don’t want to spoil it for you all.
So, that’s the story of how I got to this stage.
There are many more surprises that I will be sharing with you all over the coming days so make sure to come back every day so you don’t miss anything.
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Thank you so much for letting me share!