Fashion Photography has highlighted many views such as sexuality, ethnicity and the way the body has been portrayed. Photography has developed and become more sophisticated over the years as early designs focused on the designer’s creation of clothes, however now, a deeper level of image is created in modern photography. Conceptual meanings and ideologies give the image weight and power rather than being ‘just’ a photograph. Along with cultures, social issues and the need for a high level of conceptualism within images, photographers have turned to other areas of design and culture to create unique and original designs. This essay is going to look at four major areas that have not just directly affected the fashion photography world and molded it to what it is today, but what is shaping and pushing photography forward.
Nuo Chen CHE07219074 MA Fashion Footwear Tutor: Darren Cabon Abstract Deconstruction is a theory which is popular used in contemporary design field, such as fine arts, music, architecture design and fashion design. This essay intends to identify and analyses the link between deconstruction theory and fashion style, showing how the idea filtered into the work of specific deconstruction fashion designers. What is the philosophy deconstruction? Amy Spindler defined "deconstructionism" in the following manner: "ORIGINS: The term first described a movement in literary analysis in the mid-20th century, founded by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida. It was a backlash against staid literary analysis, arguing that no work can have a fixed meaning, based on the complexity of language and usage" (my emphasis, Spindler 1993: 1).
Good afternoon/ Good morning class and teachers. In this speech I will explore the ways that the director, Amy Heckerling has transformed and re-contextualised Jane Austen’s popular novel ‘Emma’ into the satirical, humourous, parody film, ‘Clueless’. Storylines are often familiar in terms of plot, theme and purpose across many cultures and eras. There are common themes and plots that are used again and again within texts. While particular characteristics vary, the essence of the narratives are frequently simply reworked and adapted to suit different needs, times, circumstances, values and locations.
Organizational Structure Presentation Communication Methods HCS/325 May 19th, 2013 As a manager of a rehabilitation center, the facility has decided to expand by adding long term services, therefore, I am needed to hire and train several new employees. With the expansion, appropriate communications need to be decided on, along with the importance of these communication methods. Also the internal and external relationships need to be considered. What are the appropriate communication methods for managers with this organization? The effective facilitation of downward communication is crucial within an organization.
Yasumasa Morimura- postmodern, Japanese, contemporary photographer. Explores the different identity roles of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, time and the influence of western culture on Japanese culture. Practices include scanning and printing photos and uses costumes, sets, originals images, camera and computer. Digitally appropriates European masterpieces by inserting himself into the work and uses a postmodern strategy of humour and irony as seen in the art work “criticism and the lover A” (1990). Rejects traditional methods of working and modern ideas of originality.
The History of Haute Couture Laura Cochran 12/1/05 Research 3 Haute Couture: The History of Haute Couture The history of Haute Couture has comeback to effect today’s fashion. With influences from designers, Women’s Rights, and WWII, it has become a huge success. But, considering these high priced items, Haute Couture may need to begin relying on different resources to keep it alive. I. What is Haute Couture?
The same trend was focused by WGSN11 in their report. The new notion of “gender-bender” illustrates the progress of fashion designers being highly dependent on the contemporary style statements and bigwigs of fashion industry as a testimony of Transvestism. The collection of Balenciaga‟s Nicholas Ghesquiere, Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and Jean Paul Gaultier shows a strong driving trend towards Transvestism. This change in fashion and inclusion of cross-dressing would in future be read as socially
It came from the post-modern era. Striving to create the next best thing, the fashion industry looked to postmodernism, a time that drew pieces of the past to move forward to the future. The influence of postmodernism is needed in fashion in order to keep the fashion industry alive. In order to fully understand how both spectrums relate to the other, the post-modern must be discussed. The term post-modern covers a broad range of meanings.
Form Follows Function Due to the influences of culture, architecture, technology, function, aesthetics, fashion, and social symbolism, the chair has been ever changing and over time has lost its arms and regained them over and over again. For the last 150 years the evolution of the chair has paralleled developments in architecture and technology and reflected the changing needs and concerns of society. Just as tastes change, so do other factors, such as expectations of comfort, which vary from period to period and between different cultures. The use of new technology and materials, frequently developed in other areas of industry and applied to furniture production, has fundamentally shaped the changes that have occurred in chair design. (Fiell, Modern Chair, 15) The chair has evolved due to changing fashions, import of exotic examples, and new materials.
I began my research under the notion that the desire to attain ‘special’ exists in the field of design. Over the past few decades, within various contexts ranging from product design to graphic design, the term ‘special’ is used as a catch-all phrase which seems to have become omnipresent. Creating ‘special’ products is what some designers assume design is about. Encouraged by glossy lifestyle magazines and marketing departments, design appears to be a competition that is continually producing novel products to generate consumers’ attention and media coverage. However, as Donald Norman claims in his book- The Design of Everyday Things- the ‘special’ products, in fact, are playing out a fantasy far removed from daily life, screaming out their