A peek at the finished piece <3
So with a little bout of nostalgia coming on I thought I'd show you a project I did for my second year doing fashion industry practice. This was just one display for the window display module (I had to do two a year and i would say this has to be my favourite module!) It took a lot of prep, research and time (9 hours on the day in my case!) but I just love the creativity and freedom involved when your teacher says 'here's and empty, lit box-you can create what ever scene you would like. The possibilities are endless so it really gives you a chance to flex your own abilities and imagination!
I have included some of my prep work along with close ups and the finished window followed by my inspiration. I hope you like them and if you have any questions about materials or my concept don't be afraid to ask :)
Some mini prototypes for practice
Converting a cereal box into a giant perfume box
Chanel chance the home made way
Millions of these things made, I went a little crazy towards the end!
Making a tree trunk, hard work as chicken wire is so tough on the hands!!!
...Many hours and rolls of plaster paris later
I had no brown paint (this is at about 2am). I decided to make do with a mixture of red, blue, yellow and white, not exactly glistening chestnut but it will do.
Little bit of moss for authenticity
Stormy backdrop on the morning of the project
Cotton wool clouds
Clusters of blossoms,
Honestly if i ever have to make another blossom it will be too soon!
9 hours later... tah-dah
Equip with floating bees, falling blossoms, leaf skeletons and a scantily clad lady
Furry bee among the blossoms
In case you were interested, ill share my inspiration for this project. I was strongly influenced by two particular creations at the time. The first being the wonderful Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and the other a smaller but equally great creation known as Toxic Nature, this is a beautiful and totally addictive collection by the queens of makeup- Illamasqua.
Here are some of the images i used in my mood-boards (which i love but cant find anywhere?! i shall update this if i do come across them)
Glorious glowing mushrooms
The amazing toxic nature shoot, i love the set, makeup, photography, hair and colour schemes... so basically everything!
I love her nails! They are by the 'Visionary manicurist'- Mike Pocock
So there you have it, my long and winding process through a window display. I hope you enjoyed this more 'creative' post.