Wearable Arts Project: Part A

6 lessons

Finalising and Finishing Up

You are on the home stretch! Looking at your developments, you should have a final iteration in mind that stands out among the rest. Once you have decided, you are going to analyse this final piece in a descriptive statement to accompany your wearable art design. 

Lesson menu

Guiding questions

  • Which of my designs is the most successful? 
  • And WHY did I choose my final design?  

Equipment

  • Notebook
  • Pen/ pencil
  • Or computer

Lesson content

  1. When choosing your final design, you should choose one that you think embodies the concepts you have discussed in past lessons. Ask for some constructive feedback from a peer and discuss what design they think is the strongest. If you are having trouble picking your final, try to ask yourself:

    • Which design is the best representation of my research and creative play?

    • Which design would I be excited about constructing in real life?

    • Name three of your favourite parts from each design- if you can’t think of any, scrap it.

    Once you have your final design chosen, you are going to complete visual analysis. This is basically a detailed description of your design/ garment and all of your relevant thinking behind it. This statement is a great way to articulate your thinking and show off all the effort behind what you have created.


    Here is Cherie’s final piece analysis: 

    The silhouette echoes the landscape with overt form-fitting and deconstructed references to mountains. The bustle on the rearview created an irregular and exaggerated derriere. Line is used to create length and movement and draws the eye diagonally down the garment. The palette used is limited with white and earthy brown, green, and splashes of yellow. Texture is created with layering of material.


    Texture is the dominant element however because of the limited palette the effect is proportionate. Balance is created through the disbursement of landscape collage throughout the garment and with the contrasting structure and organic form and line. Repetition of organic line and texture creates a pattern that draws your eye from the top to the bottom of the garment. The cascading diagonal strips emphasise the form-fitting part of the silhouette and vice versa.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Selecting your final 

    At this point, you should probably know which of your designs sing and stand out among the others. If not, have a think but eventually, you have to make a call. 

  2. 2

    Analysing your final piece

    Analysing your own work can be tricky. So, let's start out by identifying SOME discussion points about your final piece.

    For example:  

     

    • Length (how does length affect the look?)

    • Movement (how would it move on the body?)

    • The focal point (is there a point that the eyes are drawn to?)

    • Texture (are there any textures present?- describe these further)

    • Repetition (are there repetitive motifs?)

    • Balance (does the garment appear balanced on the figure?- if not, was this intentional?)

    • Artist models (how did your artist model(s) influence your choices)

    • Landscape (remember to discuss how your final piece speaks to your initial inspiration from your landscape)

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    Justify

    You're basically trying to write a justification of WHY you made this the way you did and WHAT you were thinking when you made it. 

    Try to use descriptive words that will help the reader visualise your words. Make your design sound as good as it looks. 

Send us your artwork!

  1. Once your visual analysis is complete, you are done. You have a beautifully resolved wearable art design and a statement to match! 

    We would love to profile your finished works as digital images in this lesson. Email them through to demelza@project-make.com and we will upload them along with your details (unless you want to remain anonymous).

    Send us your artwork!

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