Posts tagged: Costume Design

Born Again Vintage

By , September 16, 2012 11:46 am

Check out this article and video of Instructor Bridgett Artise talking about vintage fashion and doing a sample reconstruction! Her classes are CEO 031: Building a Vintage Business and  SUS 016: Clothing Reconstruction.

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New Digital Aesthetic = Pure Genius

By , August 27, 2012 8:31 am

Written by Chelsea Candelario, FIT Hot Topics Summer Intern.

While browsing through WGSN.com, I came across three collections of Fashion Forecast. I was completely drawn by the detailed clothing that matched the similarity of objects and themes. New Digital Aesthetic, Next Nature, and Neo-Geo all present a different side of something completely out of the ordinary and new for Spring/Summer ’14.

One of the collections I looked into was New Digital Aesthetic. They were inspired by the online culture of design. The digital ideas are put upon the construction and colors of the designs. Four themes that struck out with N.D.A are Preppy Pixel, Digital Fantasy, Cyber Strange, and Chemical Cartoon.

Preppy Pixel present designs that look like it could have been created on a computer. It brings on a ‘nerd quality’ giving colors that are simple such as black, white, blue, and grey.  Most of the attire consists of suits and layered women wear.

However, as I go through the slides, the theme shifts. It becomes more colorful. Blue, green, and red come together like I never seen before. The colors are either coming together or staying independent. The frequent show of blocks and pixel-like shapes still make their comeback to present the modern world of technology quality.

As I looked through Digital Fantasy, I stepped into a world unlike my own. The designs are out of this world. It starts off with bright neon colors and move to serene pastel colors. Fabrics such as wool and sheer become used for a two-piece assemble, over the knee dresses and complicated shirts. Characteristics of technology inspire the intricate details of these garments to bring out a unique feel of living in the digital 21st century.

Cyber Strange lives up to its name. Sleeveless suits and open up heels have presented themselves on the slides.  At first, I was confused and wondering why would anyone want to wear that? Then I sat back, a smile on my face, and think ‘This is Fashion after all’. This theme breaks all the rules of understanding where and how it was made. It’s the art portrait you enjoy, but can’t quite understand.

Chemical Cartoon is the last theme to N.D.A. It’s like stepping on a bridge between imagination and reality. So many bright colors splattered on to fabrics. You can literally spot one of these garments from a mile away. All sorts of colors and prints put together to give in a fun child-like quality. The three-piece suit filled with bright summery colors followed by stripes endlessly parading the garment or the patches of colors mixed in with floral prints that remind me you of the picnic day in June.

As if the colors were going to stop, it gets even more bold and electrifying with different shades of pink and purple covering the clothes. Also introducing light pastel colors such as periwinkle, baby blue, green, and yellow. Sticking to the theme of Cartoons, a charming picture of Kermit is plastered on one of the sweaters.

Looking through the slides it gave me the urge to grab a sketchbook and sketch a design, something I haven’t done since I left high school.

 

2012 Certificate Ceremony

By , June 28, 2012 1:09 pm

Here are a few photos from this years Certificate Ceremony.
To view the rest, visit our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/FITHotTopics

Congrats Everyone!!

Summer 2012 Catalog & Registration

By , May 17, 2012 4:17 pm

Register online: http://www.fitnyc.edu/noncreditregister
and click to download the Summer Catalog.

HT Summer Brochure Ad 2012Register online: http://www.fitnyc.edu/noncreditregister
and click to download the Summer Catalog.

Yummy & Colorful Fashion

By , May 16, 2012 1:22 pm

Vogue Daily posted this yummy and colorful fashion slideshow that is making me hungry! Click the photo below to view the slideshow.

Have Your Cake and Wear It, Too: Confections Inspired by Spring’s Runways
Have Your Cake and Wear It, Too: Confections Inspired by Spring's Runways

Costume Designer: Eiko Ishioka

By , March 30, 2012 12:59 pm

Costume Designer Eiko Ishioka passed away in January. Her latest film comes out today, Mirror Mirror. Check out her designs!

Check out this blog post from Fashionista.com -
A Look Back at the Magical Work of Mirror Mirror Costume Designer Eiko Ishioka

Mirror Mirror Costume Designer Eiko Ishioka

Mirror Mirror Costume Designer Eiko Ishioka

Check out this article from the New York Times -
Summoning the Fairest of Them All

“Mirror Mirror,” the Snow White film

“Mirror Mirror,” the Snow White film

 

Fashion After BARK 2011

By , January 31, 2012 12:30 pm

FIT’s 3rd Annual Pet Fashion Show – Fashion After BARK
This year’s show will be in April 2012. Stay tuned for more info!

All That Glitters: The History of Shiny Things

By , January 22, 2012 7:56 am

http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/all-that-glitters-the-history-of-shiny-things/

 

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2012

By , January 20, 2012 11:28 am

I must have the entire collection!! It’s fabulous!

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/2012PF-AMCQUEEN

Nothing says holiday like a little glimmer.

By , December 9, 2011 9:42 am

Take a look at some hot glittery finds!

Love the Nicholas Kirkwood Sequin Platforms and the Express Sequin Leggings!

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