Friday, 30 January 2015

The Jeans

The trousers I have chosen are a pair of 66% Cotton, 33% Polyester and 1% Elastane skinny-fit jeans from Dorothy Perkins. I bought them in the sale for £10.00 and I believe the original price was around £22. They feature a standard zip and button closure on the front with pockets on both the front and the back of the jeans, as well as belt loops. It is recommended to wash them with inside out with similar colours and to iron on the reverse side.

Front and back view

Close up front view

Close up back view

The Jacket

The jacket I have chosen is a lined 53% Cotton 47% Polyester blazer-style jacket from online retailer ASOS. It originally retailed for £55.00 but I bought it in the sale for £12.00. Matching trousers were available. It features notched lapels, an asymmetric press stud closure, a zip pocket detail and a floral jacquard design. It has a regular fit and is quite structured thanks to the stiff material. It is recommended to dry clean only.

Front and back view

Close up front view

Close up back view

View of popper fastenings

View of inside and lining

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Deconstruction In Art

Above are some images I found when searching for 'deconstruction' on Pinterest. The ballerina is part of the 'Deconstructed Series' by sculptor Regardt van der Meueln, and the butterfly part of artist Anne Ten Donkelaar's 'Broken Butterflies' project. I was unable to find the credit for the make-up but I found the way it sculpted and mapped out the model's face really interesting to look at.

Anne Ten Donkelaar had a collection of butterflies with broken wings and bodies that she decided to repair according to its needs. The butterfly pictured above ('The Tread Tensioner') has had the construction of it's wings recreated with thread and pins, outlining the veins and allowing us to see more clearly the different sections that make up the butterfly's wing. This can relate to the deconstruction of a garment, as different pieces are made up to create the item of clothing also.

Regardt van der Meueln's work is slightly less relevant, as it was inspired by the decaying of human life, and the series is a metaphor for "not only the vulnerability of one's physical body but also one's emotional and mental state". The sculpture displays a different meaning to the term 'deconstruction' but is thought provoking none the less.

Monday, 26 January 2015


This blog will be used as a platform to document my work for my 'Deconstruction' project for university. The aim of the module is to develop understanding and practical experiences of the technologies that underpin fashion and clothing design and making processes and techniques. The four main tasks of the project are as follows:

Task 1
Create a blog to be used as a platform to document your project.

Task 2
Make detailed annotated flat drawings of your chosen garments.

Task 3
Physically unpick the garments and develop a full technical breakdown, recording the process in drawings and photographs.

Task 4
Produce a second set of flat drawings suggesting different seam finishes, pocket types, fastenings and an alternative fabric.

My personal aim of this project is to explore all of the aspects of deconstruction in fashion and art to gain an understanding of how things are put together and taken apart. I wish to increase my knowledge of types of pockets, fastenings and stitching and undertake a practical approach of deconstruction itself.