Episode 2: Research & “The Wall”

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Officially the start of my project… A quick video to outline the first stages of my research and how I begin to structure it using “The Wall”. Who What When Where and Why from ralph pink on Vimeo.

THE WALL – Refining & developing

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  In this video I explain a little about refining and developing my basic research to further understand the ever more apparent themes arising in my work. This will help me to specifically choose what to research next. This will hopefully … Continued

OUT & ABOUT IN LONDON

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  Out and about around London.. doing material research and generally skating and acting a fool. Please be aware this video is quite shaky might make you feel a bit sick. Unfortunately we couldn’t film in a lot of the … Continued

OUT & ABOUT IN LONDON – Findings

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  Check out what we bought throughout the day, including an explanation of how these material swatches will be developed into relevant ideas to develop my project further.

MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT

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  A closer look at how I have developed the material and trims, bought in ‘Episode 4’; not only how they relate to my research but also how they might develop at a later stage in this project.  Development includes: … Continued

THE WALL – An overview

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  A calamitous collection of my research so far… After looking back I realise I haven’t really described my ideas and explained my research in much depth.   So this video is to outline my current stage of research and the emerging … Continued

ANGEL ANTIQUES MARKET

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  A quick trip round the antiques markets in Angel, London to see if i can find some more specific research on beading, lace, trims, and prints. This video includes a little piece on honiton & bobin lace also an inside … Continued

DESIGN PROCESS- CONTINUED

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The video explains in a rather unusually visual way, how I create an atmosphere and mindset that allows me to design creatively and fluidly. This video is my first attempt at creative filming, so be kind. Unfortunately it didn’t turn out … Continued

IM BACK

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It’s certainly been a while and a lot of things have changed! Click to find out what suddenly amazing thing has happened and how it might effect the project, also why I’ve been away for so long and what in … Continued

COUTURE LINE UP

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This is an overview of pretty much everything I’ve been doing for the last two months in terms of design work and print development. This overview gives you a detailed account of my couture collection and a basic idea of … Continued

03-01-11 THE DARKSIDE

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A real rant, what a crap couple of months and all I have to blame is myself and my own will power…. Bit of a redundant video but maybe it’s relevant in some depressing way?

DAY 2 IN THE NEW STUDIO

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What you could call a happy post…. Finally the studio has been moved back to my home, allowing me to seriously knock out some work, for a change! I haven’t posted much about what I am doing at the moment, … Continued

REALITY CHECK

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After my very recent makeover, I am starting to socialise and network with the fashion industry and have started to realise how much work, time and effort goes into it. Finding the relevant events to attend and getting myself invited, … Continued

TOOLS OF THE TRADE INTRO

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A brief introduction to my next post: TOOLS OF THE TRADE. I explain a little bit about the reasoning for my makeover including a few excuses about the random nature of the video itself. Hopefully this intro puts the next … Continued

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

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After a long chat with my friend regarding dress sense and fashion etiquette I come to the conclusion that i should probably start to dress like a designer and not a dirty little skater! So I ask Oscar Alexander – … Continued

WALL ART

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This has absolutely nothing to do with my project, but with my finances quickly diminishing, it’s time to find something constructive to do in my spare time, that doesn’t cost the earth! So welcome to my attempt at large scale … Continued

WALL ART CONT

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This is part 2 of the little chapter in this blog called Wall Art. In this video I show you how to enlarge and trace the image back on to the wall using Photoshop.Once again this has nothing to do … Continued

DESIGN PROCESS

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An introduction to MY design process, and all the things I need to start designing, if you get bored easily then this possibly isn’t one to watch as it’s just me talking nonsense (possibly valuable nonsense!). This video explains Part … Continued

IT’S BEEN A WHILE!

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It’s been a hell of a long time since i last posted, so this is simply a brief hello and description of what’s to come over the next couple of days.

TOILING – FINALLY!!

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I have finally got my act together and posted the video about toiling: This video contains three out of the 15 toiles for this collection. I filmed this quite some time ago and so it might not be the most coherent … Continued

FINAL FABRIC SOURCING

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DOWNLOAD COLOUR CALIBRATION  With my toiling stages finished I start to redevelop my collections colour palette, using new materials found around London, also there is information on cataloguing my finds for easy reference when it comes to buying each outfits … Continued

COLOUR CALIBRATION

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  DOWNLOAD COLOUR CALIBRATION DOC Understand the next step in the colour development of my collection, I explain how we start to build a colour palette from our material swatches, and how to calibrate these colours in illustrator, so when … Continued

COLOURING THE COLLECTION

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I start to add colour to my illustrations to build a cohesive collection of garments, using the colour palette I created in the previous video. This video does actually show you how to add colour using Illustrator, but simply explains … Continued

COLOURING THE COLLECTION – AN EXAMPLE

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A quick video explaining the almost finished result of colouring my collection in illustrator; colours calibrated from my original fabric samples found in London. (A nice intro to the benefits of fashion illustration in Adobe Illustrator)

GARMENT CONSTRUCTION + FEATURE

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Now we’ve finished colouring up the collection, we are ready to start construction (how exciting!), unfortunately I can’t show you too much construction work, but stay tuned for features and more.

HONEY FINDS THE CAMCORDER

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Honey Malaolu (my intern) finds my camcorder and speaks her mind…. (just a bit of fun) Check out her work and previous collections at: Honeymalaolu.com

TEASER VID

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Unfortunately I can’t really show you the construction process of the collection… it wouldn’t be a surprise then… but this is a nice little teaser video about one of the garments in my collection. It’s not toiled like the other … Continued

IACF ANTIQUES FAIR – ARDINGLY

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I manage to bike it down to the IACF antiques fair at Ardingly in South East England to source lingerie lace and jet beading in preparation for constructing two of the finished outfits. What an amazing show! <IACF – ARDINGLY>

IACF SPOILS + TEASER

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Looking over my previous vids, I realised I had missed out a post… I never actually went through any of the items I bought at the IACF event. So here’s a somewhat late overview and quick example (teaser) of how … Continued

BAD NEWS I’M AFRAID!

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I got some bad news today… Fashion East; the company I applied about LFW 2012 sent me an e-mail rejecting my application. Damn it!

WELCOME BACK & A FRESH NEW START

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It’s been a while since my last post, due to my failure to get in to LFW through Fashion East & Vauxhall Fashion Scout. I had a pretty tough week or two with some real thinking, but I’m back now … Continued