Tuesday, June 2, 2009
To see more of Li Xiaofeng's work go here.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
My group focused on several ways of creating a more sustainable collection:
- Two-in-one Look- Garments that can be worn in multiple ways, such as skirts that can be transformed into tops
- Versatility- Garments that are easily interchanged
- Waste management- many of the pattern pieces are rectangular so they can be placed next to each other and minimize scraps.
- Use of scraps- scraps that are produced are used within some garments in a knotting technique
- Large pockets- one cardigan has huge pockets that can take the place of a purse
- End-of-life- our company would produce a website that gave end-of-life suggestions to do with garments once they have worn out, such as latchhook and crochet t-shirt rugs. Also donation to charities would be encouraged.
Our collection was designed with Californian Hipsters in mind.
- 18-25, student
- conscious of world events, concerned with sustainability, educated consumer
- blogs and posts on forums
- off-beat when it comes to fashion, music, and culture
- laidback, casual but edgy
- feminine but not girly
The entire collection was knitwear. It was definitely a great experience and I learned a lot. I was the team digitizer, so in addition to helping with research, designing, and sketching, I learned how to use Lectra's Modaris. It was a very frustrating experience, but I eventually got the hang of it and I think it will be good to know the program.
To see some images and learn a whole lot more about this project go here: http://ethicalfashionproject.wordpress.com/the-new-jocks/
The exciting thing is that our collections will be showing at the Esethica Fashion Show in October.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
It was definitely an experience working with models, but the ones I worked with were all very down-to-earth. Thank you Whitney, Billy, and Christine! Below is a link to the video of my collection on the runway, which can also be found on the main page of my website (http://www.erinamende.com/).
Delftwear Runway Video on YouTube
The programs were also very well-done with photos taken at a park in Wilmington by a team of photographers from UD's art department. Here is an image of my garments that was in the program:
If you'd like to read more about the fashion show, there is an article in UD's "The Review":
Thank you to everyone who came out to the show to support UD fashion. Also thank you to my fellow seniors and my professor, Dr. Orzada, and thank you to the Synergy Club for making the show possible.
P.S. If you'd like to see high-resolution pictures of my Delftwear collection then please go to my website and go to the portfolio section
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
This isn't the first time I've appeared in U of D news. A few years back an article in the Messenger Alumni magazine featured some undergraduate research projects, including mine on Sourcing African-American Art as Design Inspiration. The link is below. Scroll down until you reach the section entitled "Wearing ‘The Weary Blues’":