Students will research, develop and produce a collection of 5-7 textiles.
- Creative Statement / Collaboration
- Inspiration / Mood Board / Samples – yarn and dye
- Techniques used in production
- Innovation – 1 piece must include two of the following:
-innovative theme (story or audience)
-innovative construction method
- 3-5 completed textiles
- Itemized list of processes for each textile.
- Itemized list of costs: materials, time and net pricing for pieces.
(*Extra credit= Price production for a small run of one of your textiles. If self-producing, figure out your own costs for production.
- List of 5 textile companies that your collection complements
- Blog Posting of process and final garments
- Fashion Show
Gemiinii Madness is a pinch of sugar, a spoonful of wishful thinking, and an ounce of chaos cooks into Gemiinii Madness’ new collection. Dramatic silhouettes are merged with maniacal patterns and textures to create something straight from a figment of the imagination. Phantasmagoria is a twist on the innocence and darkness of fairy tales that lurk within our hearts.
As for the textile artist’s point of view and plan for this collaborative project, I needed to match the dramatic and exaggerated ideas and sketches of my design partner, therefore, I used a lot of non-traditional materials as my textile from latex paint to metal chain mails. The ideas, materials and techiniques for the textiles used in this project consisted of:
-chain mail rings for a metal fabric
-studs attachments to garments and accessories
-metal wire forms for underneath skirts
-buckram used for many accessories and collars
-unique graphic design fabric
-metal eyelets for leather cord lacing
-use of solvy paper for technique of ‘knitting’ of black yarn for a skirt
-latex house paints as textile dye
-metal buckles and attachments
-uses of safety pins for non-traditional closures
-fur, checkered print fabric, black and white linen, black gabardine, blue acetate, black satin, black pleather
A technique of innovation would have to be a lot of of the techniques and materials used for this project since most to all of them were non-traditional, which is the reason for the non existent relationship and similarities to textile companies. I think that the techniques and materials used in this projects relate more to a textile artist rather than a traditional textile company, those who use textile as their expression of art, such as Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, a textile artist and professor at San Jose University who uses textiles and non-traditional materials as her art of expressing and bringing awareness to border patrol problems between the United States and Mexico.
Our creative collection dedicates it full attention to a set group of followers, those of the Harajuku, Japanese Street Fashion, Anime and Fandom Cosplay and etc.
Our main fabrics for our collection mainly consist of a black and white checker print pattern fabric, white linen with colorfully bright latex house paint, metal chain mail fabric piece, blue cotton silk original graphic design, black linen, gabardine, and satin, black, white and blue fur.
A list of materials and prices:
-Spoonflower original graphic design $74
-Michael Levine $332.76
-black and white fur $65.40
-jump ring for chain mail $44.52
-metal dress forms $100
-lookbook (2) $127.45-Joanns $52.52
-portfolio prints $16.74
brings a total of $857.63
(excluding checker print fabric, black satin, blue, fur, boning, nylon strap, black pleather)
Here is a link the a mock of the lookbook: