All these shape developments have been inspired by the concept of "RACE" taking elements of different cultures and religions through the theme of Race.
I came across some research that included a photo shoot that featured on "America's Next Top Model" representing different races using the stylistic qualities of their cultural garments and the skin and hair colour that best represents the people that live within that country. I applied shape development to a model using a style featured in one of the images with a halter neck appropriate for hotter climates using masking tape to outline the design of the dress. If I were to add to it I would allow the dress to obtain warm colours relating to the weather conditions in hotter countries coherently displaying my chosen theme.The next experiment I did taken from a Marni garment taking the stripes, colours and textures shared in the image. I collected a variation of fabrics and layered them using gathering, masking tape and stitching practising construction methods on which I would apply to my final garment. I really like this attempt because it represents this theme very well showing a poor wealth but strong spiritual influence.
In this shape development design I used research from Richard Avedon taking the influence of Muslim religion by taking shapes from one of the garments they choose to wear. First of all I sketched the image in Biro on fabric to gain an insight of the shape before I manipulated it. Then I split the shapes up to create a design made out of fabric dressing it on a design template. I did this by cutting out the shape and layering it up using over locking to neaten the edges and add detail to the shoulder.What do your creative brains think ?