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Mechanical, a brief written by myself in order to explore my skills and show off my knowledge of fashion, in completion of my 2 year college course and transition to salford university studying Fashion Styling and Image Making.

The purpose was to produce a range of outcomes in my chosen area, as an aspiring stylist i had already decided styling was what i wanted to do, aswell as take full controll over everything in between, obviously. after choosing a theme and some form of direction to give all of my ideas purpose and meaning, i was able to further develop them into a clear Concept and i could predict my outcome. I got the majority of my ideas and objective from visiting car garages and workshops using machines, firstly just to draw shapes and colour stories from the machinery but then i began studying the uniforms  this caused me to get inspiration from oil stains, ripped overalls and steel toe capped boots.

Using my wide range of skills learnt i had used multiple media to produce a range of outcomes. initially i only expected to produce a range of photographs in which id styled the models to my specific taste, but after gathering more and more research i opened my mind and also created a range of accessories and customised 3 whole outfits to get to my final photo shoot  in the development stage i used the Lightbox to transfer lines of of engine specification drawings onto design sheets, this was to decide on the final overall suits in my photos, whilst doing this i decided to play around more with light and projection and enjoyed projecting parts of engines and machines onto my models because i loved the effect of human skin and such detailed machines combined into a photograph. I also did a number of my final pictures in a studio taking full control of studio lighting and shot all my images myself on a Canon 5D Mark 3.

In conclusion i exceeded my expectations regarding my finished brief. Im extremely happy because i didnt have to adapt my ideas in anyway, only push them to produce more.

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