Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fourth Year Collection/ Inspiration Boards

So this is my inspiration board for my grad collection. Inspiration comes from strange places sometimes. I was bored one night in August, flicking through youtube videos and listening to Rod Stewart like I'm prone to doing when totally by chance, I happened upon the entire collection of 'Suspiria' videos - that's the Italian horror classic from the 1970's, if you don't know - all online and all in German. I watched the whole thing, in German. It was that good. Have you seen Suspiria? It's absolutely THE best art direction you will ever see in any movie, ever. There's possessed ballet teachers, murder scenes in million dollar bauhaus apartments and more blood than the Red Cross can shake a stick at. Fabulous.

Anyways, I had been thinking about doing something graphic and quite stylized for my collection, as I was sure I wanted to avoid using the 'bubble' silhouette that's been everywhere lately and this fit perfectly with the look I want to acheive. I've been using the term 'Neo-bauhaus' to describe it. I like it because it's an architecture movement, rather than a fashion one. It's sharp and clean, simple, symmetrical; all the things I want my collection to be.

Overall I'm fairly happy with the result - the colours are simple, the bloody feet in the background are repeated again at the bottom for a little 'oomph', and the logo works with the rest of it. Incidentally, the logo is my name (Irene), cut in half by a stylized woman's torso. I had to cut a number of amazing images to keep this board looking cohesive, but I'll post them here later so you can see why I'm so in love with this movie.

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