Fashion Exhibition in Atlanta May 15, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Design Resources, Illustration, Industry News, Inspiration, Local Sources, Museums and Exhibitions , comments closed
- The work of William Travilla, the costume designer best known for his costumes for Marilyn Monroe, will be on display here in Atlanta for ONE day only: Saturday, May 30. The organizer of this event has extended a special invitation to SCAD students – CLICK HERE FOR EVENT TIMES AND TICKET INFORMATION.
- Note: Tickets MUST be purchased in advance – no tickets will be sold at the door.
- After fifty or so years in hiding, this tour has been organized by Andrew Hansford with the aim of celebrating the lifetime work of the late William Travilla and highlights original sketches, dresses, artwork, and other memorabilia which have not been on public display until now.
- Travilla’s claim to fame was dressing one of the world’s leading icons, Marilyn Monroe. This exhibition will showcase five prototypes worn by Marilyn Monroe, along with two actual dresses made for her personal appearances. “The White Dress” from the 1955 film, The Seven Year Itch is likely to be one of the most famous dresses ever made.
- With a career spanning over 40 years and more than 100 film credits to his name, William Travilla is one of Hollywood’s most prolific designers to date. Travilla designed wardrobes for more than one hundred movies including Silver River and The Adventures of Don Juan and television sitcoms, such as Dallas. Travilla also dressed approximately 270 celebrities including Jane Russell, Joan Crawford and Marlene Dietrich and won an Oscar for dressing Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Don Juan.
Prada Transformer May 13, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Industry News, Inspiration, Museums and Exhibitions, Trends , comments closed
- Prada recently installed a groudbreaking exhibition space in Seoul, Korea called the “Transformer,” designed by Pritzker Prize winning Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas who was named by Time as one of the “World’s 100 Most Influential People” in 2008.
- The space, which will transform in shape during the next several months of fashion, art, and cinema exhibitions, is currently housing Miucca Prada’s “Below the Waist” collection. The exhibition features skirts from around the globe as well as skirts designed by fashion students studying at Korean universities. Much of Ms. Prada’s collection and the very interesting student work is viewable at the Prada Transformer website online.
Model as Muse Curatorial Talk May 8, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Design Resources, Industry News, Inspiration, Museums and Exhibitions, Trends , comments closed
Photo: Peter Lindbergh
- Below are a series of videos related to the recently opened “Model as Muse” Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Divided into nine parts, this curatorial talk provides a very interesting and great historical overview of the fashion industry over the past hundred years. Those of you interested in costume history, modeling, styling, editorial work and/or fashion journalism should really watch these videos – you’ll learn a lot and enjoy them.
- Tiffany Teague
Milan Design Week May 7, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Design Resources, Industry News, Inspiration, Museums and Exhibitions, Organizations and Associations, Trade Shows, Trends , comments closed
Image courtesy Foto Rosario @ Flickr
- As you know, the worlds of architecture, design, music, art and fashion are all closely linked and continually influenced by one another. The world’s biggest design event happens each spring in Milan, Italy. It is called the “Salone Internazionale del Mobile.” Literally, it’s translated as the “International Furniture Fair” but is more frequently referred to as “Milan Design Week.”
Image courtesy Foto Rosario @ Flickr
- During this week, the city is transformed by the world’s greatest and most notable designers. There are endless parties and events and many fashion houses get in the mix by sponsoring renowned artists or launching their lines of home products.
- Why does this matter? Well, you need to know what’s happening outside of Atlanta, but you also need to be aware of the influences that are coming through the design world. Check out this blog for photos from the latest home lines from some major design houses.
Image courtesy of _maçã @ Flickr
Model as Muse May 6, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Design Resources, Industry News, Inspiration, Museums and Exhibitions, Trends , comments closed
- Today marks the opening of the Model as Muse exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The exhibition covers the contribution that models have made to the world of fashion from 1947 to 1997.
at the Model as Muse exhibition (click to enlarge):
- Here is the New York Times coverage from the opening gala this weekend.
Museums and Exhibitions January 8, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Inspiration, Museums and Exhibitions , comments closed
Check out these museum websites to view their latest exhibitions, artist and designer retrospectives, and online archives of their permanent collections.
- The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York. A collection of more than thirty thousand costumes and accessories spanning five continents and as many centuries. Delivers two special exhibitions a year and maintains a website with photos of highlights from the permanent and special collections.
- Cora Ginsburg – New York. This company sells museum quality antique costume of the 18th and 19th centuries and in European embroideries, silks, and printed textiles of the 17th – 20th centuries. Download the PDF of their annual catalogue for good images and thorough descriptions of these carefully selected pieces. Great source for textile and print inspiration.
- Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology – New York. Founded in 1967 by the Fashion Institute of Technology, The Museum at FIT is dedicated to advancing knowledge of fashion through exhibitions, programs and publications. Their extensive website is easily searchable by topic or time period. You can zoom in on images of the garments and accessories in the collection – so you can more closely study the construction of each piece.
- Smithsonian Institution – Washington, DC. The world’s largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo. Their website gathers more than 10,000 images from the Libaries’ collections into a single site that can be searched and browsed.
- The Costume Gallery – Los Angeles. Online searchable website with collections spanning the 16th century to today. Interesting collection of historical textiles and accessories – especially hats and shoes.
- Victoria and Albert’s Fashion Department – London. The Victoria and Albert Museum’s costume collection covers fashionable dress from the 17th century to the present day, with the emphasis on progressive and influential designs from the major fashion centres of Europe. The V&A collections also include accessories such as jewellery, gloves and handbags.
- Musée de la Mode et du Textile – Paris. The museum houses over 16 000 costumes going from the 16th century to modern times. In addition, it has some 35,000 fashion accessories and 30,000 pieces of fabric – in all, 81,000 items illustrating the evolution of clothing from the Régence period in France to the present day, along with the development of the textile industry since the 14th century.
- Museum Salvatore Ferragamo – Florence. Shoe museum dedicated to the designs and work of Salvatore Ferragamo.
Image and Photo Research January 7, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Inspiration, Museums and Exhibitions , comments closed
The following is a list of great resources for high resolution photographs and images that you can use to create inspiring mood boards.
- Ecstasy Lover – Super high quality fashion magazine scans. Great resource for mood board images of customer types and faces when you don’t want the clothes to be too obvious. Good moody photographs.
- Foto Decadent – More high resolution fashion magazine scans. Not very easy to navigate or search (click the link beneath each photo to access the high quality version of each photo and more from that article) but it has a good, very broad variety of avant-garde fashion images.
- Morgue File – While you can use the search feature on this site to look for just about anything, I find it particularly useful as a source for photographs of various textures (over 9,000 related images) and fabric (over 900 related images) that you can use in your CAD work to add realistic rendering to your illustrations.
- Dr. Macro – Are you inspired by old movies and Hollywood starlets? Or perhaps just vintage garments? Then visit Dr. Macro for the best scans of old movie star photographs from the 1920′s, 1930′s and 1940′s.
- Life Magazine Images
- Old Picture - Extensive collection of historical hi-res photographs. Images from the 1850 to 1940.
- Free Stock Photography – High resolution photographs. Including some good images of nature and background surfaces. Watermark free.
- Yale Image Library – Search Yale University’s 200,000 digitized images of photographs, illuminated manuscripts, maps, works of art, and books.
- Smug Mug – High resolution searchable amateur photography. Including some great floral images and interesting old photos scanned in from family archives. Mostly without watermarks.
- Smithsonian Images – The Smithsonian encourages students to use their images in class projects as long as credit is given to both the Smithsonian and the photographer. Vast resource but few very high quality images.
- Smithsonian on Flickr
Online resources for fonts, branding, and color palettes.
- 101 Color Resources for Web Designers - Although created for web designers, there are several resources on this site to help you choose colors for a collection.
- Color Palette Generator – Enter the URL for any image and this site will create a color palette to match that image.
- DaFont – Download from thousands of free fonts to use in Illustrator or Photoshop.
- Brands of the World – Vector files of the most well known consumer brands logos.