After finishing 2 final pieces, here’s a mini exhibition of the things that i’ve done so far, including 8000 words weekly working journal, 5000 words essay, portfolio and samples.
For the next stage, I will start to fill in the holes, make my portfolio better, with explainations and more investigation about the similar designs. Of course the making and designing steps needs to be refined, I will do more mind map, to remind myself how these ideas came from. At the same time, hoping to make more samples and finishing outfit.
Later I will post the portfolio details that I’ve designed.
The jacket is the multiple pockets product, the pockets are all hidden inside, it can carry most of the things that women needs to carry, and every pocket can divided into two or three smaller pockets. Also as I did the samples before, the device pocket can carry phones when you dining or reading on the plane, also after tested, even iphone can be used inside this pocket (iPhones’ screen is different made) before making this jacket, I’ve made more than 10 samples of sleeves, jackets parts and fasterners tests.Although the final outcome is not exact what I’ve expected, but I’m quite satisfied with the amount of work that I’ve done during these two months.
For saving time, this T-Shirt is made on an existing product from a mall.
The first idea about this comes from an “old T-shirt program”, that is to change your clothes to something new and fashion. I saw a picture of people digging holes on top of the neck line and it actually looked quite good, so I had this design that was to put pockets around people’s neck, with calculated angle and weight containence to make sure it will be usable.
Also adding two very strong pockets on the side of the shirt, is to make sure the balance of the shirt, prevent it from being dragged and look funny. What I love most about this design is the multiple use of each pocket, the 4 small ones can contain every kind of card, small mp3, notes, pads etc, and the 2 big ones, because they are very strong (added 3 layers of fabric and fine lined) people can put their phone, keys, wallet … Think about putting a phone or wallet into your tight jeans, and trying to get it out when sitting down? With this t-shirt there’s no need to be painful now. Also when people don’t acutally use any of the pockets, it can be decoration as well.
With the colour setted before, I also made the design feels a little bit like ancient egypt style, it looks like huge colour necklace from far away, the pure white colour t-shirt is very helpful, it’s 100% cutton, very comfortable, also cheap. Even the yellow dye has been carefully selected, I use the dying type of paint that even children can play with, so it’s definitely safe as well.