RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
- darkroom workshop to exposure
- screen printing for the texture
- font: Baskerville
- other details
- gather/collect/analyse show’s information
- LATCH them (basically by Time)
18 collections with 72 images
“Sarabande” “Bellmen La Poupee” “It’s a Jungle Out There”and “scanners” use flowers element very much.
Fist idea: A scarf that prints flowers on it. Ask Screenprinting and Print fishing room to help me to do that. Draw different flower sketches and make them a line to show the timeline. It can be a scarf or T-shirt, even steel board because that looks more nice-looking.
Second idea: Timeline book. cut paper or whatever as the display of each collection and fix them in the middle. But that’s quite hard to pick-up the specific form.
Third idea: video rolling playing. Box with window, two rollers, one handle, long paper with 72 pics on it. More “Interaction arts”
4th idea: digital website/long image.
5th idea: animation. Becuase most of my images have the same size and same position (catwalks). So I’d like to do an animation which is looks like a T station. But for now, I am not good at after effects.
Still got time to do more research.
early research about Alexander McQueen
His storyboards of textures and clothes.
It’s quite important that consider as McQueen to design a timeline. The object will be digital or physical, looking through the comparison, the contrast, the deep struggle and confusion in his work, and analyse them. Collecting all stuff to my work.
Considering the huge information of showing all his collections (30 in total and each collection has more than 50 pics), I pay my attention to a specific aspect, flower. There are also other famous elements in the works, such as the skull, birds, animals,etc. But the flower is a rare element. His clothes always are connecting with the death, sex and dark. Sounds a bit like “eight-grade-disease”. I think that’s concerned to his family, sexual orientation and growth experience. Deborah Orr once said that Alexander McQueen’s work is a strange and wonderful gift to human culture. The styles of McQueen are traitorous, uninhibited and wild. He wanted to empower women. He wanted people to be afraid of the women he dressed. Some people think he is a misogynist, but that’s not true. His collections like highland rape and untitled are just showing this society how to treat women rather than how he see them. Instead, he respected power or gentlewomen a lot.
As Knox (2010) said, Lee Alexander McQueen sought not only to dress the women of the world as the preceding titans of ready-to-wear such as Christian Dior or Yves Saint Laurent had but to inspire them to epic artistic proportions, to bust fashion out of its commercial confines and reinvent its role in contemporary society.
Knox, K. (2010). Alexander McQueen. 1st ed. London: A & C Black, p.7.