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My partner is currently finishing his second year at Nottingham Trent University studying Photography, Where He spent the majority of this year working closely with the fashion design students and photographing there final Degree collections for lookbooks/editorials ect, I was lucky enough to be able to go and view the degree show and exhibitions and was stunned by the catwalk show and the whole setup of the displays, Also very proud of Ryans photography that was Showcased on almost every Display in the building.

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Seeing All this work showcased completely inspired me to step it up a notch with my own end of year display, i very much wanted it to be of this standard.

The more time i spent at The manchester college’s – Ford Car garage the more i imagined my final outcome, a street wear approach with a industrialised, workwear feel. I wanted to change the way overalls were viewed and try and reduce the masculinity and stereotypical ‘geezer’ attitude worn by mechanics. i wanted to learn where this stereotype had come from,  i also wanted to explore the transition from ‘boy’ to ‘man’.

After purchasing the specific colours and suits sizes i wanted, I began reviewing my drawings and tried to decide which designs i would like to go with. I dont consider myself a designer, but during my time at college I’ve learnt the basic skills to pattern cutting and garment construction, and due to this project been my Final Major College Project, i wanted to use the wide range of skills ive learnt during my time there. i didn’t want to complete a full design cycle and have my main outcome as a collection, but i wanted to customise my garments and take full control over photography/styling/design/garments. i had quite a few ideas regarding re-dyeing, embellishment, cropped sleeves/no sleeves, and treating the fabric ie bleaching.

Below are a few photos of the suits before i ‘re styled’ them
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On one suit i added zips onto pockets, and removed the collar also decided to crop the sleeves. above i styled it with a plain orange beanie.

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Automated Robotic Methods are given a human touch in this industrial look that realizes the beauty of Machinery.

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My main aim is to develop and extend my specialist subject skills and realize my creative potential through personal research, experimentation and communication of ideas using specialist art and design media

After finally realizing i wanted to focus more on the Styling side of things regarding my FMP, i decided this was appropriate as this is the part i find most exciting and wanted my end of college project to be an enjoyable experience. Initially i thought tonal blues, browns and metallics and 100% wanted to customize the garments used in my photographs. i wanted the styling and photography both to be my own work.

I toyed with the idea of using Laser cutting, leather, treated denim and raw edges on my garments, but definitely wanted them to be made with a ‘D.I.Y’ attitude and ‘London street’ target market

ImageDuring the Process i will create and Re-style a number of garments for my final photoshoot, using various materials some shop bought, some found, but mostly recycled from old machinery and engines