Above is a another practice sample done for my Materials and Techniques II class. This time 'round we're focusing on waterbased applications like ink, watercolor, and gouache--all of which are my favorite mediums! Since this is just a practice piece there was no story or concrete idea behind it, but I would say I was thinking about beauty, artificiality, and delicateness.
This week kicked off SCAD Style in Savannah and Atlanta. I attended one panel discussion
thus far and plan to attend more tomorrow and next week. Yesterday's lecture was about retail and design.
The panel consisted of 3 buyers. I felt more annoyed than inspired or informed. They complained about
how their job was the hardest thing in the world and how they wish the whole blogging fad would be over.
Apparently, you have to be a million year old editor that works for a snooty magazine for years to have
true "authority" on fashion. They said lots of bloggers have "passion" but that's just not the same as authority.
As much as I love fashion, I know that it doesn't take a brain scientist to do research on past people,
trends, show, etc. I know, it's getting a little out of hand with the young prodigy blogger buzz, but who's fault is
that? Editors? The explosion of the blogsphere goes hand in hand with the expansion of technology and
how fashion and knowledge is so much more accessible now! They further discussed things of this nature
the iphone was brought up a few times) and .
Overall, I felt the panel was out of touch with the
kind of shoppers that make up the majority of the nation. Not all of us consciously make the decision to
not invest in 3 $10,000 dresses every season! Sometimes stores like H&M and Forever 21 are our designer pieces.
Anywho, if anything annoys or inspires me from any of the other events during SCAD Style, I'll be sure
to post my opinions after. :)
Until next post,