C.V Writing…what a task!!!
Preparing to find myself a placement for the summer…and so goes the task of dusting down and putting into place my curriculum vitae or resume. The easiest part if formatting it and writing down things like education and skills but the hardest part is the mini self statement where you need to describe yourself and what you like doing etc…its proving to be rather difficult to not sound like everybody else!!!
Our design project this term is based on sportswear; we are to design a collection and chose one final design to make…which will hopefully make it onto the fda fashion show in June. These are few designers/high street stores that have sportswear collections.
I cant believe that I’m no in my second term of my first year- time is literally flying by, had a good Christmas…lots of people round, lots of food lots of fun was a good holiday.
Starting a new unit at uni doing using the Lectra Pattern System, which is, computerized pattern cutting, created and designed by two French engineers in the early 1970s. So far I’ve really enjoyed this system as it’s quite straightforward to use and quite easy to use once you get the hang of it, I also think my knowledge of flat pattern cutting has helped me a lot, I can look at the system and know which part is next weather it be moving or closing a dart to mirroring the pattern. This has made me open what I like to call my skills book (a chance for me to do a SWOT analysis of all my skills and things I like doing) I really enjoy pattern cutting and this now includes the Lectra pattern system and could see myself in a career that involves Lectra Pattern cutting.
We had a representative from Lectra come and give us a presentation on what the program can do and she showed us a tutorial video of the fabric print making system called Kaledo which I found really exciting, it showed how you can make your own fabric print from scratch i.e. tartans or cotton prints.
In this unit we have to make a jersey t-shirt pattern on Lectra as well as learn a few basics like dart manipulation and paneling.
This session I think was the most enjoyable PPRD session to date as only 10 out of 24 students showed up. We were meant to be having a debate on two big subjects Ethical Fashion and Couture and the need for it. At first we were all nervous to start as our original group members weren’t there meaning our argument was not to be as strong but Sarah encouraged us to continue so in the end I was a judge alongside Johanna and the debate begun.
These are the outcomes of the debate.
· Talent and imagination
· Skills- no slave labor involved
· Important part of economy luxury consumers and increasing
· Surpasses the range that high street is limited to because of cost
· Great deal of creativity shown
· Superficial and false
· Profits could help up and coming designers
· There’s no connection between Couture and high Street
· Nature of wastefulness on couture due to the amount of money used
· Only a few Couture houses left.
For Ethical Trading
· Workers treated fairly and safely
· No use of chemicals in clothing
· Against child labor
Against Ethical Trading
· Eco is contradicting
· Not cost effective
· 50% don’t care and 45% sit on the fence and the other 5% consider Ethical trading.
Even though there were only a few of us, I really enjoyed this session as we were able to discuss a topic thoroughly and look at all the aspects involved and how it affects us now and in the future this taught me it’s very important to be on the ball with current affairs as certain things will affect Creative Professionals if not now then sometime in the near future from politics to money its all relevant.