I’ve jumped forward on the couture timeline and have been looking at the works of fashion houses Balenciaga & Vionnet.
These are both he legacies of two historical designers but rather than looking back in the past, I looked forward to Spring/Summer 2015 collections.
The aim of this was to identify trends, look at the overall design & look at how couture has changed.
I conducted a lot of image research rather than written articles, although the descriptive overviews on websites such as Vogue & style.com are helpful & insightful.
From this research I was able to identify the following trends;
From this research I discovered a new category of fashion that I wasn’t aware of; Demi Couture.
This is a clear close link to what I want to do for this project as I don’t want to create an entirely couture collection as I want to keep an aspect of commercialised design to my work.
Now that I have identified this area, I believe it would be beneficial for me to do some commercial trend research. Then following this, I will begin some rough design sketches using the following for my conceptual influence;
Trends Past & Present